Mike Carroll (born August 24, 1975) is a professional skateboarder from Daly City, California. He is also VP of the Girl Distribution Company. Carroll is globally known for skating the Embarcadero and is credited for discovering the famous SF landmark 3rd and Army. Overall he is considered an innovator of technical street skating in the early 1990s.
In 1991, H-Street co-founder Mike Ternasky left the company to start Plan B Skateboards. Carroll joined the prestigious team shortly thereafter and appeared in Plan B's "Questionable" and "Virtual Reality." Following the tragic accidental death of Mike Ternasky in 1994, Carroll started Girl Skateboard Company with fellow Plan B rider Rick Howard.
In 1994 Carroll won Thrasher magazine's "Skater of the Year" award.
Carroll was a long-time rider for Vans, but left the company soon after they released his pro model shoe. He was quickly picked up by DC Shoes and released a signature model shoe called "Cosmo". In 1999 Carroll and Howard left DC to start their own shoe company, Lakai Limited Footwear.
In December 2011, Carroll was selected as one of "The 30 Most Influential Skaters Of All Time" by Transworld Skateboarding. Carroll was number 16 in the list, following Jamie Thomas and preceding Guy Mariano. In the corresponding interview with Skin Phillips, Carroll listed Jason Lee and Julian Stranger as the two skateboarders who have been the most influential in his life.
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