Chris Cole is a professional skateboarder who was born on March 10, 1982 in Statesville, North Carolina. For most of his life, however, he has lived in Levittown, Pennsylvania. He still resides there with his wife and son; however, it has been reported that he may be moving to California. Chris started skateboarding in 1990 and entered his first competition in 1993. It wasn’t until 2000, however, that Chris Cole entered the field as a professional skateboarder.
Chris participates in many areas of skateboarding. He enters contests, poses for numerous photo shoots, and has lent his endorsement to skateboard and skating products. He has been credited with inventing a very tricky but awe-inspiring skateboard move called the 360 hardflip, which is a normal hardflip but with a lot of extra moves added to it.
Since turning pro in 2000, Chris has competed in at least 26 skateboarding competitions. Out of those 26, he claimed first place in at least eight of them. He has also won several other awards, such as the "Transworld Skateboarders" Readers Choice Award as well as Skateboarder of the Year—the most recent in this category was in 2009. Speaking of 2009, Chris himself considers it to be his best year in skateboarding yet.
Chris especially enjoys being in skateboarding video games. He not only enjoys but it has also proven to be an asset to his career, as he has garnered a number of other awards from that. According to a recent interview, Chris says this year has been the one where he felt the most comfortable on his board and found the confidence to broaden his horizons a little bit in the area of trying new tricks and moves. It doesn’t hurt that he won total of seven different awards in 2009.