The Story Behind Tyson Peterson’s Ascent to Pro


Vans Skateboarding presents the story behind Baker Skateboards pro Tyson Peterson’s journey from 11-year-old Florida skate prodigy to a true trailblazer in skateboarding.

Currently based in Long Beach, California, Tyson burst onto the skate scene with an impressive mix of technical style and liquid execution. Growing up in Melbourne, Florida, he was a fixture at his local skate park before landing on the radar of one of the most influential and iconic skaters of all time: Andrew Reynolds.

“He was real loose, with real baggy pants and just kinda wild,” recalls Reynolds of Tyson’s early skateboarding years. “[He’s] probably better than he even realizes he is. He just floats around, you know, it’s like his personality comes through in his skating.”

As Tyson takes us on a tour of his memories, including notable boards and footwear that have played a defining role in his young career, he’s quick to point out a Baker board featuring Reynolds: “You gotta get this board in here, for sure—The Boss. He changed my life, in the best way.”

You can shop Tyson’s latest Vans shoe, The Wayvee, and his entire collection at Vans.ca/Skateboarding.

Directed by Patrick O’Dell

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