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Eric Koston (born April 29, 1975 in Bangkokmarker, Thailandmarker) is a Thai American professional skateboarder who grew up in San Bernardino, Californiamarker.


Eric Koston's father, Bob, was in the Air Force when he and Eric's mom met. Wanida, Eric's mom, was from Thailandmarker. Eric was born in Bangkokmarker, and moved to the states at 9 months old. His parents were divorced when he was 5, and Eric grew up in San Bernardino, Californiamarker.


In 1992, Koston first got sponsored by the "Girl team"and moved to Los Angelesmarker. He officially turned pro in 1993 when he joined the "H-Street Team". Koston was most known for his Nollie-based and switch-based skills. His career has been highlighted by his 1st place in the 2000 Globe World Contest, X Games and Gravity Games, his 1st place win in the 2002 Gravity Games Street, and his 1st place in the 2003 X Games Street Competition, X Games Global Championship and Gravity Games. He was named ESPN Action Sports and Music Awards Skateboarder of the Year in both 2001 & 2002. Koston was featured in "Goldfish", Mouse", "Menikmati" and "Yeah Right!", Girl Skateboard Company films, and "Fully Flared", a Lakai skateboard film. Koston is the co-owner of the private skate park "The Berrics" with friend and fellow professional skateboarder Steve Berra.Eric Kostons favorite school to skate is Lorena Elementary in Los Angeles


Event 1996 1997 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Summer X Games 1, "park" 4th
Summer X Games 2, "park" 23rd
Summer X Games 5, "park" 1st
Summer X Games 6, "street" 2nd
Summer X Games 6, "park" 13th
Summer X Games 6, "best trick" 3rd
Melburnemarker Global World Cup, "street" 12th
Vancouvermarker Slam City Jam, "street" 2nd
Clevelandmarker Gravity Games, "street" 1st
Summer X Games 7, "park" 3rd
Vancouvermarker Slam City Jam/VTC#1, "street" 35th
Boost Mobile Vegasmarker Pro Invitational, "street" 2nd
Clevelandmarker Gravity Games, "street" 4th
X Games 8 Global, "park" 1st
Summer X Games 8, "street" 1st
Summer X Games 8, "park" 20th
Summer X Games 8, "best trick" 9th
Goofy VS Regularmarker, "street" 2nd
X Games 9, "street" 5th
World Cup Season Ender, "street" 31st
Dew Tour Season Ender, "street" 8th
Dew Action Sports Tourmarker, "park" 11th
Van's Downtown Showdownmarker, "stair set" 13th
Van's Downtown Showdownmarker, "bank to bank" 10th
West 49 Canadian Openmarker, "street" 8th
West 49 Canadian Openmarker, "rail" 1st
Dew Tourmarker, "park" 5th
X Games 11, "street" 7th
Tampa Pro Gamesmarker, "street" 1st
X Games 12, "street" 5th
Event 1996 1997 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Selected Videography

  • H Street's 'Next Generation' (1992)
  • Mouse (1997) (V)
  • Yeah Right! (2001) (V)
  • "Fully Flared" (2006)
  • I Stole Kajaks Wax! (2007) (V)


  1. Action Sports Tour, "Eric Koston", Retrievd 11-12-2008
  2. EXPN, Eric Koston bio and competitive history, Retrieved 11-12-2008

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