Billy is a long-time skateboarder who writes about skateboarding and other individual extreme sports.
Skateboarding On Instagram
Instagram, if you don't know, is an app for the iPhone or Android. It's a fast, creative way to share photos with your smart phone.
It's also a cool way to see inside the lives and minds of your favourite professional skateboarders.
If you have an Instagram account, you could also login with your computer at gramfeed.com and view pictures from there.
Here's 10 skateboarders to follow on Instagram:
1. Tony Hawk
Tony posts a lot of interesting photos like one of him Olling over a bright yellow Lexus car. There's also an older photo of him upside down in the loop of death, pictures of his backyard skatepark, tour photos with the birdhouse team, etc.
Follow him on Instagram. His username is: tonyhawk
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2. Rob Dyrdek
Rob Dyrdek is a serial entrepreneur and skateboarder.
Some of his photos include a picture of him walking with the cast of Jersey Shore, a photo of him in a car upside down while doing the 'kickflip' stunt with Chevy, a photo of $700 worth of lottery tickets when Rob tried to win the $356 Million lottery, etc.
His username is: officialrobdyrdek
3. Paul Rodriguez Jr.
P-Rod is another cool dude to follow.
Paul posts lots of photos of him and his teammates & friends skating his private skatepark, photos of him on set of a Nike SB commercial, sick photo of him with a frontside flip over a 10 stair, photos of his little girl, photos of him on tour, travelling with friends, etc.
His username is: prod84
4. Steve Berra
Steve Berra is the co-owner of The Berrics, along with Eric Koston.
He's just finishing up a 366 day challenge where he takes a picture of his face everyday. Let's see what happens after that. You've got to give this guy props for his commitment. Most people would have quit after a couple weeks.
Let's see what happens next...
His username is: steveberra
5. Jamie Thomas
Jamie Thomas, owner of Black Box Dist.
What you can expect from Jamie is a bunch of skate photos, which is always good, and lots of photos of him and his friends living the exciting lives of professional skateboarders.
This dudes has some of the best photos ever!
His username is: jamiethomas
6. Torey Pudwill
Torey Pudwill, owner of Grizzly Griptape.
Besides posting photos of the #grizzlygang and business development, he also has a bunch of skate photos, like a cool shot with him & Shane O'neill skating doubles in a miniramp.
Now that Street League is back, he can expect photos of that too.
His usename is: toreypudwill1
7. Ryan Sheckler
Ryan Sheckler is a pro skater, riding for Plan B skateboards.
This dude posts photos of him living the skateboarding life, travelling, meeting celebrities like Mike Epps and Floyd Mayweather, photos with beautiful women, his private skatepark, and a boatload of other cool pics.
His username is: shecks
8. Brandon Biebel
Brandon Biebel is the dude.
He has a whole collection of photos of him and teammates on tour, a photo of a One Hundred Trillion dollar bill, cool photos of Hong Kong, shots of him and friends skating their private skatepark, photos with the Girl & Chocolate team while filming for the #prettysweet video, and other dope skatelife pics.
His username is: bbiebel
9. Shane O'neill
Shane is a great skater with a very smooth style of skating.
He posts cool photos of him travelling, skating P-Rod's skatepark, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, Crailtaps skatepark, the Berrics, and a bunch of other skateparks.
Shane is also going to be skating Street League, so expect pictures of that.
His username is: shanejoneill
10. Daewon Song
Daewon Song is an extremely talented skateboarder.
You can tell he's a very creative guy by the photos he takes, and of course by his skating. There's a shot of him as a ninja skater, a sick judo air for a DVS ad, switch heel over a gap in the junkyard, and other cool skate photos.
His username is: daewon1song
Here's what's so cool...
The world is changing and so is skateboarding.
These days you can follow your favorite skateboarders on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc, and get an exclusive look into their lives ...the skatelife.
This is benefitcal to you because you can learn a lot about someone by the pictures they post. For example, from what I've seen so far from pro skaters on Instagram, these guys take care of themselves, as any professional athlete should, and guys like Rick McCrank, Mark Appleyard, and others chose to eat healthy.
You can learn a lot more about pro skaters by following them online. Take advatage of the opportunity you have so you can get inside the mind of a pro skater, and become one too!
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More Skaters to Follow
Because there was so many cool skateboarders on Instagram, and I had a tough time chosing only ten, I've chosen to add a few more skaters to the list.
Here some more pro skaters you can follow:
Rick is a canadian skateboarder from Vancouver, BC.
This guys shreads like no other and post frequent photos of where he's skating for the day. Rick is a true skateboarder who's dedicated to the core. Most of his shots consist of skateboarding, travelling, friends, family, nature and other random photos.
His username is: mccranker
Chico is sponsored by Chocolate Skateboards.
This guy also posts a lot of cool skate photos. He's got pictures of him on tour with the chocolate team, photos with LRG team riders, family photos, and other photos that give you a good idea what it's like being a pro skater.
His username is: chicobrenes
Chris Cole is sponsored by DC Shoes and Zero Skateboards.
He's got a number of photos, like one of him catching air in a vert halfpipe, his tattoos and fan tattoos, skate homies like Nyjah Huston and Mikey Taylor, photos of his kid, skate demos, his arsenal of knives, and other random photos.
His username is: chriscobracole
Chris is sponsored by Chocolate Skateboards.
Right now Chis is on tour with the Girl & Chocolate team so there's a lot of photos with temamates, like Sean Malto, Justin Eldrige, Eric Koston, etc. He also has a couple shots of a warehouse stocked with decks there for his picking, which is any skaters dream.
Among all the skate related photos, he's also got some random funny pics.
His username is: chris_roberts1
Mikey is a cool dude.
He has photos of his backyard minramp, his girfriend and his dog, cool skate photos, and photos with his friends and teammates, like Mike-Mo and Njah Huston, Rob Dyrdek and Nick Swardson, Wee-Man, and others.
His username is: mikey_tay1or
Josh Kalis rides for DGK skateboards and co-owner of HellaClips.com
He's got shots of his sick DC camaro and some burnouts, photos of his baby girl, and with his teammates and friends like Stevie Williams, Matt Miller, Brandon Biebel, Tony Hawk, etc.
He also has a photo of him and Ken Block offering the city of Philly a check for one million dollars to keep Love Park alive. Imagine what would if they accepted.
His username is: dgkalis
Colin is part of the RDS crew and co-owner of HellaClips.com
He's got a cool collection of photos, like with Danny Way at the 'Waiting For Lightning' premiere, photos of his dog, travel photos, a super long skateboard he made, photos of the first annual Helliez Awards, and other skate photos.
His username is: colinmckay
Who's Your Favorite Skater?
Who's your favorite skateboarder on this list of professional skateboarders on Instagram? Or who's your favorite skateboarder not on this list?
One of my favorite skaters to watch would have to be P-Rod, and my favorite skateboarder to watch in general would be Rob Dyrdek.
What about you? Do you have a favorite skateboarder I didn't mention?
Leave your answer in the comments below.
Terry Lane from Sudbury Ontario on March 19, 2017:
My favorite two skaters to watch are Rodney Mullen and Daewon Song. The way they have pushed and expanded what is possible on a skateboard is truly legendary
Kubsov on April 01, 2014:
my favorite riders are Gilbert Crockett and Bryan Herman....but from your list maybe Jamie Thomas, he is legend and taking really good photos
dom on July 24, 2013: