Barelled for His Surfing Skills, Shaun White Returns to a Familiar Sport

Published 09/10/2023, 7:40 PM EDT

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Athletes never truly retire, and Shaun White, the celebrated American snowboarder, is a prime example. After nailing slopes and breaking records, White is once again back with a new venture. However, it’s not just his surfboard skills that have been making waves lately after retirement.

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Shaun’s latest Instagram post, a part of his ongoing partnership with one of the biggest brands, has set the internet abuzz. Amidst the series of pictures highlighting his collaboration, a few images stand out showcasing his familiarity with one of teh other important sports. This unexpected twist in his sporting endeavors has taken the community by surprise. From conquering snowy peaks to riding ocean barrels and now showcasing his skateboarding skills, Shaun White continues to redefine the boundaries of sportsmanship.

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Shaun White’s journey post-retirement has been nothing short of extraordinary. The 5-time Olympian, known for his snowboarding excellence, has seamlessly transitioned into new and exciting ventures. From music to docuseries and even his clothing brand, Shaun has explored it all. Now, his latest initiative involves skateboarding, a surprising twist that has garnered considerable attention.

 

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While his partnership with High West Whiskey has been ongoing, this particular series of posts stands out due to the unexpected glimpse of White embracing skateboarding.

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The athlete continues to serve as both an example and an inspiration for generations. He is proving that life after retirement can be just as thrilling and dynamic as his Olympic career. But wait, what about White’s surfing prowess? Take a look at his surfing skills!

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Shaun White’s adventures aren’t limited to skateboarding. He’s also been making waves in the world of surfing. Nicknamed “The Flying Tomato,” White recently shared a collection of exhilarating surf shots on social media. The post has captured his impressive barrel-riding skills on 31st Aug 2023.

He’s been honing his surfing prowess at the exclusive and luxurious Surf Ranch in California, curated by legendary surfer Kelly Slater. In one photo, White can be seen navigating a powerful right-hander, skillfully riding the barrel and emerging with a triumphant grin. His evident stoke and passion for this water sport are palpable. It resonates with his supporters globally.

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In essence, Shaun White’s transition from conquering snow-covered slopes to catching ocean waves showcases his versatility and fearless approach to new challenges. With three Olympic gold medals in halfpipe snowboarding, it’s no surprise that he’s making a splash in the surfing and now skateboarding world as well.

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Harshita Chawla

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Harshita Chawla is a US Sports writer at Essentially Sports. Having contributed to college magazine as a sports writer, she comes with a staunch knowledge in content creation for the sports industry. Along with this, Harshita is a huge fan of Gymnastics queen Simone Biles and has a penchant for writing about her favorite athlete.
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