Humans of UP

Humans of UP: Alex Douglas

Senior Alex Douglas only took up skateboarding last spring, after borrowing a friend’s board and then eventually purchasing his own. He was enamored with the sport at a young age, but was told it was too dangerous by his parents and now regrets not pursuing this passion sooner. As kids, Douglas and his younger brother, Daniel, fashioned makeshift decks out of cardboard and tried their best to shred like their video game idol, Tony Hawk.

Today, Douglas spends multiple hours each week trying, flying, and falling, all in the name of becoming the best skateboarder he can be. These photos highlight a day in the life of a personal friend, marketing major, art fanatic, yoga enthusiast and adrenaline junkie who, in his own words, would “rather skate than do most things.”

Click below to see what Douglas has to say about his favorite pastime.

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