SB Skateboard Academy

SB Skateboard Academy

5.0 (6)
Best of 2022
6 hires on
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro

I'm a retired pro skateboarder that has been skating for 30 years and rode for some of the biggest companies in skating. Shortys skateboards, Es footwear, Circa, Volcom, Diamond, Primitive.

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Los Angeles, CA 90006
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6 Reviews


  • Jess Hilton

    Sammy is the best! He’s an amazing teacher not just because of his experience but because he is incredibly patient and encouraging! He’s super passionate about skating and helping others learn. It’s just been a few weeks and he’s instilled such confidence in my daughter. I highly recommend Sammy to anyone who wants to skate. He’s even inspired me to give it a shot. ♥️🛹♥️

  • Mara Aguirre

    In one lesson he had my son on the board skateboarding by himself and he had never been on a board before. Sammy was able to quickly build the trust of my son. We are three lessons in and he my sons confidence has gone through the roof.

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  • Sheila Camacho

    Sam Baptista is a true professional. We are very happy with the service he is providing, not only is he a professional skateboarder but his demeanor is positive he is on time, committed to teaching. I highly recommend him to anyone that is wanting to learn how to skateboard. We look forward to continuing our grandson’s lessons with Sam. 👍🏻👍🏻

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Getting them comfortable riding the board. Start working on the process to learning how to Ollie. The most important part is to have fun.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Retired professional skateboarder

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

75 per hour

How did you get started teaching?

Through friends.

What types of students have you worked with?

Young kids just learning how to skate.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

When one of my students learned to ride on his own.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

It's a life long passion of fun and setting goals that will carry through your whole life.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What type of skating they want to learn. Where they would like to learn at.

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