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What Did These Action Sports Legends Look Like As Kids?

Kelly Slater, Terje Haakonsen, Shaun White - they were all child prodigies once...


Photo: Mike McGregor

World famous Tony Hawk started life as a “thin, gangly hyperactive kid” with a fiercely competitive attitude. His parents encouraged his skateboarding use up his excess energy as a kid.

Rumour has it, Hawk had to ollie into aerial manoeuvres to give them a try because he was so small! Still, it turned out alright for him in the end.


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