Skateboarding sure is cool. That is why even celebrities get into it. In recent years, the popularity of this sport has risen again. As we see familiar faces. Who also turn out to be famous skateboarders, riding on and in style.
Some take skateboarding as a hobby, while others take it more and may be on their way to becoming a pro!
Guess which celebrities will be skateboarding in this article? Let us hint: famous actors, artists, rappers, and even NBA players! What are you waiting for? Let’s get to know these skating stars!
Skateboarding has always been a bit of an underground subculture. So it’s interesting to see public figures skating.
In this list, we take a look at some celebrities who skateboard.
Remember that it’s not famous random people holding/standing on a skateboard. They are celebrities who grew up skateboarding and can ride at least.
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Jack Black is an actor, comedian, musician, and a bit of an ice skater.
Jack Black has been posting many skateboarding videos on Instagram and youtube lately. And even made a video of him skating on his backyard mini ramp with Tony Hawk and Riley Hawk.
Jack Black has also seen skateboarding in several videos. The Berrics even appeared in the “Pretty Sweet” skateboard video a few years ago.
In most of Jack Black’s skateboarding videos. He’s usually pushing and not doing any tricks. But, he’s still much more comfortable on a skateboard than many other celebrities.
He’s not that good and rides a board straight out of the 80s. But he looks like he’s enjoying it, and it’s too bad he’s skating.
Jason lee is a former professional skater and actor. He is best known for his roles in My Name is Earl, Alvin, and the Chipmunks, and Coach Frank in EA Skate 3.
Jason Lee was a skater long before he became an actor. But many people still don’t know that he used to be a professional skateboarder.
He was one of the top pros in the 90s and well known in skateboarding long before he started playing.
Jason Lee was not only a professional skateboarder. But also co-founded Stereo Skateboards. One of the most popular skateboard companies in the 1990s and early 2000s.
If you want to see some solid footage of Jason Lee skateboarding. I recommend checking out his segment on “Video Days,” which is one of his best-known.
John Kelly is a professional football player. And is currently a Los Angeles Rams running back. But he is also a skateboarder.
Most people would assume that the type of person who plays football is not the type who skates. But John Kelly manages to bridge that gap well.
The Berrics made a video about John Kelly and his skateboarding; you can tell he loves to skate.
The cool thing is that not only does he look like a real skateboarder, but he’s pretty good.
For a professional athlete. The risk of injury in skating is much higher than in most other professions. So you have to respect that they even go out and skate.
Beto O’Rourke is a former congressman from Texas and recently ran for president. While this list of skateboard celebrities is political, it’s still worth mentioning.
There is a video of Beto O’Rourke skateboarding across the Whataburger parking lot. And skating across the stage at one of his rallies.
Judging by the videos, he doesn’t feel much on the board. But then again, he was riding a little ’60s style board which might have had something to do with it.
At least that makes him able to ride a skateboard. Which is more than you can say for almost every other person in Congress.
Kyrie Irving is a professional basketball player in the NBA and plays for the Brooklyn Nets.
Kyrie Irving doesn’t seem significant at skateboarding. But at least he can ride around and has a lot of respect for it.
He’s mentioned this in several interviews. How much he loves skateboarding and respects the culture. It is fantastic to hear from someone in the NBA.
The Berrics posted videos of Kyrie Irving skateboarding. and he’s definitely not the best skateboarder, but it’s still cool.
Tyler the Creator:
Tyler The Creator is a rapper, songwriter, and actor.
Tyler has had interviews where he talks about skateboarding. Mentions skateboarding in his music and in some videos where he actually skates.
Of all the “celebrities who ride a skateboard,” Tyler The Creator is one of the best.
In the few clips, you can find Tyler The Creator skateboarding. You can tell he’s much more comfortable on the board than most other celebrities who skate.
Plus, he can do tricks that put him in the top 1% of celebrity skaters.
J Mascis is the lead singer and guitarist of the Dinosaur Jr, A band. That has featured in countless skate videos over the years.
Dinosaur Jr has skateboarded in many of his music videos. Always featuring footage of J Mascis skateboarding, usually on an 80’s style board.
J Mascis interviewed on The Ride Channel and Thrasher with Jake Phelps.
He doesn’t do any tricks. But Dinosaur Jr has played a significant role in music and skateboarding culture. So the fact that he can even skate is pretty cool.
James Hetfield is the co-founder of Metallica. One of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time.
Unlike many musicians who use skateboards as props. James Hetfield was a real skateboarder.
In Metallica’s early years, James Hetfield broke his wrist twice. While skateboarding in the same year. It caused Metallica to cancel shows. And his management company added a clause to his contract prohibiting him. From skateboarding while on tour.
Over the years, James Hetfield has interviewed by Tony Hawk. Steve Caballero, and Thrasher Magazine and is even hidden characters. In the video game Tony Hawks Pro Skater.
Celebrity skateboarding is not a thing of the past. It is currently even growing! The sport is easy to learn as a hobby, so people get hooked.
Do you know any other celebrities who ride skateboards? This list does not contain more names because this sport is trendy! More and more people got into it, even the most prominent figures from all walks of life.