Skateboarding is a sport that requires a few things. Balance. Creativity. Athleticism.
But maybe above all, you need a healthy dose of courage to think, "I'm just going to hurtle up off this ramp, spin the board around underneath me, then land on the other side. I've GOT this."
Can you keep getting up to perfect that trick? Japanese skater Sky Brown can!
Not only does she have that kind of courage, she is just nine years-old. And she's already been skating for over half of her life!
I can do that, too
Sky started skating at around age two or three—she saw her dad skating and thought, "I want to do that!" Then she just went for it.
Since then, not only has she been inspired further by the world's top female skaters—like Brazil's Leticia Bufoni— but she is eager to be a role model herself for girls. And if her younger brother, Ocean, wants to tag along, she's fine with that, too. (That's him in the photo below!)
Already an internationally ranked skateboarder, Sky Brown has competed in tournaments in places like Singapore and California (she was the youngest skater to compete at the Vans US Open in 2016). And she's sponsored by skate company Tech Deck. Want to know more about Sky? How could you not?
Watch this awesome video about her below (P.S. She also surfs!)
Note: These stunts were performed by a professional skateboarder (in other words, don't try this at home, kids!)