In late June American Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk posted a picture of a young skater from India to his 6 million plus fans on social media! The internet went crazy to track her down and the credit goes to Buzzfeed! She is six-year-old Kamali Moorthy from the coastal town of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.
The photographer, Jamie Thomas, is also a major name in skateboarding and was in Mahabalipuram for a shoot. He was introduced to Kamali by Chennai-based consultant, Aine Edwards.
“I had known Kamali since she was three, and saw that she had gotten better at skating over time. I knew they [Thomas and his team] had to meet her then,” Edwards told BuzzFeed.
Thomas was amazed by Kamali’s charisma and her passion for skating (and surfing)! So impressed he left her his own skateboard!
We look forward to hearing more about this amazing young talent!