Nyjah Huston: Street Skating Champion Breaks Down Epic Slam

Why We WatchOfficial AccountJuly 31, 2012

Nyjah Huston is tearing up the street skating world, executing moves as if controlled by a video game joystick. At 17, Huston has already enjoyed a full career—including a comeback at the age of 16. The last year-and-a-half, Nyjah has dominated street skating's most notable competition, Rob Dyrdek's Street League, and there is no sign of him slowing down.

Nyjah started skating at the age of five and has been pushing the progression of street skating ever since, winning his first major skate competition at the age of nine. By the age of 11, Nyjah was the youngest X-games competitor at the time.

Although Nyjah is the instant favorite to win any competition he enters, his passion for skating can be found in blowing minds with tricks on some of the most dangerous stairs and handrails around the world. That reality is documented in "Rise and Shine" the latest Nyjah Huston skate video produced by long time sponsor, Element Skateboards.

Bleacher Report caught up with Nyjah Huston in Huntington Beach at his home court, Quicksilver Park. In this edition of Why We Watch, Nyjah breaks down one of the craziest slams ever recorded, and what it takes to jump back on board and get the job done.

It leaves us all asking the same question, what will Nyjah Huston do next?

Special Thanks to:

Kelle Huston
Marc Falkenstien
Cole Mathews
Element Skateboards
Quick Silver Skate park

For full version of " Rise and Shine " check i tunes

Director/Producer: Amir Ebrahimi
Editor: Jacques del Conte
Camera men: Mark Stewart, Aaron Chervenak