Young Guns: Poppy Starr Olsen

Here at SkaterGirl we love to point the spotlight on the young up-and-coming skaters who will likely one day be bossing the skate circuit and this month that crown goes to Poppy Starr Olsen. At just 10 years old, this Sydney-based girl skates mostly vert and bowl and has been doing do so for about 2.5 years now. Her local spot is Bondi Beach skate park which has a great bowl and she also trains at Monster skate park which has a good 14.5 foot vert ramp.

She has won many local competitions including her first vert comp last week organised by Renton Miller. She is also the only girl joining a group of Australian vert groms going on a tour/skate camp session in the US in July for 23 days. It will include a couple of weeks at Woodward East and West, a five day tour of the LA skate parks sponsored by Rockstar, and will have a couple days at Tony Hawk’s hosue in San Diego. Exciting times for this young skater and she is in the progress of launching her own website – as always, one to watch for the future.

Poppy and Tony Hawk @ Bowl A Rama 2011

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