10 of the Best Skaters from Outside the USA

Think USA dominates the global skate scene? These 10 will make you think again

James Carson James Carson

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At first, all pro skaters were American or at least lived in the US, but as skateboarding grew this changed. In the 80’s there was a major surge of talented skateboarders from Europe, South America and Australia who were on the same level or in some cases were better then top US skaters.

As a result, American skate mags began to feature more international skaters, who bought new styles and innovative new tricks to the table. This coupled with a rise in international skate competitions and worldwide skate tours helped transform skateboarding from an American phenomenon to a global sport.

Have a look at this list of the top 10 best non US skaters.


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