If you want a glimpse into what the future holds for female surfing, you needn't look any further than Sky Brown. Since she was a micro-grom, Brown has been re-writing how the future of our sport will look by integrating a world-class skateboarding approach and transitioning it into the ocean.
In her short life span, Sky has already thrown down some of the most mind-blowing punts seen from any grom as well as ruling the half-pipes with the likes of Tony Hawk and winning a bronze medal for Great Britain in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in skateboarding.
At the time, Olympics.com stated: "At 13 years and 11 days old, she had become the youngest athlete selected to represent Team GB at the Summer Olympics, breaking a record that stood for 93 years dating back to Margery Hinton (13 years and 43 days old) who swam at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam."
And while the accolades have flowed for her skateboard prowess, it's her surfing that grabbed FCS's attention. She throws mind-blowing airs with ease and has no qualms packing a cavern at Pipeline alongside a bunch of fellow junior stars like Jackson Dorian. As the years tick along, it's fair to say you'll see more and more of this youngster in the ocean and on the concrete.