Pamela Rosa: Starting ‘Em Young

When you join the X Games at age 13, skating enthusiasts are sure to follow your career. This is why 17- year old Pamela Rosa has one of the largest followings across several social media outlets. She has more than 86,000 followers on Instagram alone.

Pamela started her skateboarding career at a young age because her parents wanted her to stay away from bikes. They felt that riding a bike was too dangerous for the adventurous girl. At the age of 17, she ranks 50th overall globally based on ranking done by The Boardr.

She has joined several skateboard global competitions like the X Games and in the World Cup Skateboarding competitions. Pamela came in first for the 2013 World Cup Skateboarding Rankings. A year later, she got a silver medal for the X Games held in Texas.

When she was just 16 years old, Pamela Rosa became the youngest champion ever at the XG Oslo 2016 Women’s Street. Just recently, she placed 1st in the Oi Stu Open Women’s Finals. Pamela Rosa is set to compete again in the X Games that will be held in Minneapolis this July 13 to 16, 2017.

For her go-to tricks, she seems to have perfected the backside double flip and the front feeble. However, she wants to do better when it comes to the switch bigspin heelflip trick.

Pamela Rosa has been an inspiration to young girls who want to get into skateboarding, but she also looks up to other female skaters like Jessica Hoefler and Leticia Bufoni. Her sponsors include Nike SB, GoPro, Silver Trucks, Bones and Baby G Shock.

Pamela, who hails from Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, has traveled to the United States, Spain, France, and the Czech Republic for skating events and she is ready to take on the world with her skateboard and her tricks. However, Pamela Rosa is still a typical teenager who likes applying makeup and watching Justin Bieber concerts.