A skater is an individual participant of skateboarding culture who has attained a certain level of "street-cred" through the act of skateboarding. This is normally achieved through learning and expressing many basic tricks such as, but no limited to: The ollie and its many variations, dropping in, the kickflip/heelflip, the pop-shove-it, the Frontside 180 ollie and/or the backside boardslide. A person becomes a skateboarder when other skateboarders of similar or higher level of ability recognize him/her as so. The skater normally has experienced the challenges of authority presented to his craft by being kicked out of "skate spots." Security guards, mall cops, police officers, and private business owners commonly instigate kicking out a skateboarder and talking unnecessary sh*t to them, and/or criticizing their lifestyle. In general, skaters are commonly looked upon as trouble makers or non-contributing members of society. Rarely ever do true skaters bother anyone or instigate fights. for the most part the skater just wants to mind his/her own business and perform their tricks. Sometimes a skater will 'vandalize' public or private property to "wax" a ledge or curb, thus making it skateable.
Skaters can be any member of society but are most commonly males from the ages of 12-24. A skater was once able to be easily identified by his or her shoes, but due to the recent poseurdom on skateboard fashion this is harder to do. (Unless the skater has noticeable toe rips or gashes in his shoes from skateboarding.)
A skater is not to be confused with a poseur, which is someone who wears skateboarding clothes and tells grandiose tales of how he backside flipped a thirty set. A skater is also not to be confused with a kook, who is someone who sucks at skateboarding and has not yet risen to the level worthy of being called a skater.
Cop: "I'm going to need to see some I.D. son, hand over your skateboard."
Skater: "Why, what did I do?"
Cop:"DON'T TALK BACK TO ME!!! YOU'RE DOWN HERE WITH ALL YOUR BUDDIES F*CKING UP THIS PROPERTY DOING YOUR JUMPS! YOU NEED TO GO DO YOUR JUMPS AT THE SKATEPARK!!!!!"
Skater: It's called an ollie, and how does jumping on concrete fuck it up?"
Cop: That's it smart ass. PUT YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOUR BACK! NOW!!
by DTA 187 24/7 April 05, 2009
gay people who are stupid and wear tight pants for example:jorge, evan, and other gay people at TMS
girl:hey why is that guy wearing girl pants?
guy:whatta fag imma beat the hell out of him
girl:those are cute pants tho, but skaters arent aloud to use them
by kymy November 25, 2005
People who fuck up community parks then wonder why the mayor hates them.
"You guys wanna go skate and be cool?"
by mmmmmmm April 13, 2005
Skater's of the 2000's are basically just a bunch of fucking queers. They loiter around playing hacky sack, and when in high school, basically just loiter and smoke weed. They call everyone else who even wears skate clothes posers, and usually fail in school. They're jealouss of jocks and skate so they can claim that they actually play sports
heh heh, You jocks suck! you might play sports and get girls that aren't goths, but skateboarding is way harder and more useful in the real world then that scholarship u got for sports, you poser!
by skaters suck July 11, 2005
usually a spotty, posh kid that thinks he's being really rebellious wearing baggy jeans and hooded tops.
by Anonymous September 10, 2003
A person who is non-productive, that takes advantage of a situation and does the least work possible; taking the easy way out.
Damn, those ODPhi's are skaters!
by Horacio Avelar May 07, 2006
An assclown with no life.

see also: fucktard
pirate: SKATERS SUCK!
skater 1: Grr, let's chase after them on our skateboards!
skater 2: YEAH!
pirate: (throws down a handful of pebbles)
skater 1: Grr, we are foiled again!
pirate: HAHAHAHAHA! (has sex with his foxy pirate woman)
by Jack Gatts November 03, 2005
grease young white males that dont shower or cut their hair
that guy has to be a skater
by jason andregg November 09, 2006

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