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


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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