After beginning surfing at the age of three, then skateboarding at age four, Ty’s natural athletic prowess immediately separated him from his peers. By 1972, at only fourteen, he won the national title at the U.S. Surfing Championships.
Ty entered his first contest at the Del Mar Nationals in ’73. By ’75 he would place second at the same contest—famously the same year the Z-Boys made their debut. By the age of 17, Ty was making over $100,000/year as the skateboard industry boomed into a 40 million-boards/year behemoth. Continuing to invent new tricks throughout, Ty Page would appear in several movies, television commercials for Sunny Delight, Wendy’s, MG cars and onwards while traveling the world as a bonified superstar. In March 1978, he would perform in conjunction with Carlos Santana, Aerosmith, Heart, and Ted Nugent at Cal Jam 2 in front of an estimated 300,000 spectators, breaking the record for the largest audience in the history of skateboarding. Today, Ty lives with his wife and three sons and still finds time to skateboard and snowboard.