Thrasher has announced Florida native Jamie Foy as its 2017 Skater of the Year.
Having first picked up a board at just one years old and entering his first contest aged four, Foy was destined to become a big part of his state’s thriving skating scene in later life. As a teenager, Foy went on to make waves, winning victories at contests like Boardr Am and Am Getting Paid, as well as landing a “Best Trick” award at Tampa Am.
The young skater eventually made a name for himself after releasing four consecutive street videos with support from Thrasher and The Berrics. With a style described “muscular yet graceful” by The Skateboard Mag, Foy has also been regarded as “the best skater of all time” by veteran Tory Pudwill.
To see how Foy received the title, check out how Thrasher surprised him in the video below.
If you’re not familiar with the young honoree, check out some of his rough-cut videos beneath.
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