We’re taking a look at what some of the veterans, pros and rising stars in Australian skateboarding are up to in 2017.
Backside Air by a skater at Bondi Bowl, Photo by Ian Reilly @radarspics
One of the first names that come to mind when thinking of Australia’s skateboarding stalwarts is Tas Pappas. Renown as one of skateboarding’s greatest vert skaters, his reputation over the past couple decade has been marred by controversy, namely drug use. Arguments between him and Tony Hawk about the 900 have drawn attention from the skateboarding community. However, Tas has recently seemed to take a more humble approach to this feud and a positive outlook on life in general.
Reunited with my Mum and brothers Coco and Levi. They kept my trophy from the 1st Pro comp l won in Tampa. Next will be Kaia and Aydin. God is Good. A photo posted by Tas Pappas (@pappastas) on
We hope to see some new skate footage from him soon!
One of the wildest street skaters to come from down below, Dustin has been calling the U.S. home since he burst into skateboarding’s mainstream in the early 2000s. He remains a strong force in skateboarding and still rides for Baker Skateboards.
Poppy Starr Olsen
Australia’s brightest female star may very well be Poppy Starr Olsen. Given her tournament successes and remarkable ambition, some are predicting that she’ll be representing her country in the 2020 Olympics when skateboarding is introduced.
More Aussie rippers on Page 2!