Following in his father’s footprint and becoming an avid long boarder was always going to be a given. Having the Young name however was always going to be a tall order in the shadow of his father Nat. However, Long boarding and its style naturally gelled with Beau and he never felt the pressure.
Results once again were slow but the timing couldn't have been better for a competitive longboard career as there was a very large resurgence coming along. It was in 1998 in the Canary Islands that Beau had his first major break through on the international competitive circuit. With the Canary Islands event he placed second in the world to good friend and longboard prodigy Joel Tudor. This result sparked the beginning of an incredible professional longboard career that would go on long after his competition days were over.