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?"
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
someone who skateboads and who always get judged and opressed by townies. but u might want know that we also hate stupid posers who have never stood on a skateboard in their life and and call them selves "sk8ers".
skaters are smart but its just a few stupid twats who make us all look like idiots.
townie: wat u got for me blad
skater: fuck off!!!
townie: u gettin rude blad
skater: wat u gonna do
(townie runs off)

townie: wat u got for me blad
poser: (starts crying) allowit man
/townie jacks his phone...
by skatersrule February 18, 2004
someone who skates not to be confused with a mosher
look at those cool skaters over there they rock
by eddie January 03, 2004
someone who enjoys it like a hobby or fad, thats just not right! A real skater is someone who starts skating because their bored or someone who just likes the feel of skateboarding. if you don't know what skateboarding is, then you must live in nowhere ville. Most people think their druggies or pot heads. Their not, because skating is the greatest high you can ever get. Plus you never crash off that high.
Skater: Hey man, you wanna go skate

man: Umm.... whats that?

skater: You know what, never mind, lets just go back to your house in Nowhere Ville!

man: Umm....yeah, what?
by Skater Scene! March 21, 2008
n. A person who skateboards or rollerblades. That's what I thought a skater was, but apparantly there are certain things associated with it (and I don't even skate). There should be no stereotypes attached to this word, or to any other person for that matter, but sadly, there are.
Billy skateboards, therefore he is a skater.
by KnowledgeSeeker October 31, 2006
1) Someone who can skateboard. Duh.
2) Something stupid townies like to call people because they like rock music and where jeans, hoodies, band tees and converse/vans shoes.
1)"Yes! I finally cracked that nose grab over the bench!!"

2) Person: "Have you heard the knew system of a down song?"
Townie: "Your gay, you listen to bare poor music!"
Townie 2: "Innit!"
by punkrock101 June 13, 2005
someone (usually a guy) who enjoys skateboarding in their free time. not the losers who do it to get girls etc. true skaters are fucking ace people...
fuck, henry is an awesome skater
by who knows March 13, 2005
a skater is a person who rides his board no matter what,some 1 who is his self cause he disides to keep skating over all ods a skater listens to what the fuck he wants a skater will change its style in a second and still be real a skate knows who his really friends are a skater is more than that kid that gets dirty and hurt beeing a skater is something your ment to be beeing a skater is A DIFFERENT STATE OF MIND.....ride the wind
me and my homs who reaaally skate for the love
by saulo lopez February 02, 2005

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