Meet the 3-Year-Old Who's Tearing Up Skate Parks With His Impressive Skills
Zachariah Sanchez has mastered ramps and jumps, earning himself thousands of followers online.
He may be small, but this pint-sized skateboarder has skills — and courage — far beyond his years.
Three-year-old Zachariah Sanchez, of Long Beach, California, has mastered ramps and jumps, earning himself thousands of followers online.
His dad, who's a skater himself, told InsideEdition.com that Zach has been into skateboarding since he was a baby. Before he could even walk, he was climbing on top of his dad's board.
"I was really shocked," Mike Sanchez said. "I couldn't believe it. I wasn't telling him to do it. He wanted to ride it."
And baby Zach wanted to learn everything he could.
"He was watching skate videos when he was a baby. He really didn't like cartoons, he wasn't interested in them," his dad said.
He skates as many as five times a week, often for hours at a time. "That's what he wants to do as soon as we wake up," his dad said.
Speaking to Right This Minute, Zach simply explained: "I love skateboarding!"
One video shows him jumping down several steps on his board. They recorded the footage after Zach saw the stairs and asked his dad to stop the car.
"He said, 'I got this!'" Sanchez said. "The first time he tried it, he just went for it. I couldn't believe he was trying it. Every single fall, he wasn't feeling hurt. He wanted to keep on doing it over and over. He wanted to stay there all day.
"Every time we drive by those stairs, he wants to stop."
Sanchez always supervises his son during his skating sessions. The little boy wears protective gear, including a helmet, when he's trying out ramps and jumps, his dad said.
"I've seen other younger kids around his age skating around, but not jumps. It just amazes me," he said.
Sanchez said he was initially apprehensive to share his son's talents online, but a relative convinced him the boy was just too good and set up his Instagram page. The toddler now has more than 17,000 followers on the site.
When Zach grows up, if he wants to take part in skateboarding competitions, his dad said he'll support him. If he never wants to skate again, that's fine too.
"I'm not going to push him," he said. "But just seeing how strongly attached he is to it, I'm not sure he's ever going to stop. I think he'll do it forever."
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