Author(s): Errol Peta
Luka Peta is one of New Zealand's youngest skateboarders competing at a professional level. At just eight years of age, he is the youngest entrant in the Guiness World Records. In this bilingual book, he covers all aspects of skateboarding, including safety, the parts of a skateboard and how to maintain them, and some simple riding manoeuvres to try. With text in English and Maori and illustrated with photographs by Lee Peta.
Shortlisted for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Non Fiction 2009.
'This book is written by my mum and dad and translated by my koro. I hope you enjoy it as much as I love to skate. My favourite tricks at the moment are a full board-slide and a pop-shove-it; they are pretty tricky. Skateboarding takes a lot of time and practice. It has taught me thought, balance, co-ordination and confidence. But, most of all, it's fun!' - Luka Peta