Pedro Barros is one of the biggest names in Brazilian skateboarding and is already rumored to be next Sandro Dias or Bob Burnquist. That’s quite a lot of pressure to put on a 17-year-old, but Pedro is managing it well. Pedro has impressed many with his versatility and dexterity. Not only is he a natural on the halfpipe, but his mastery of the bowl knows no equal. His strongest move is currently the 540, but Pedro doesn’t just want to specialise in a few moves; he wants to be a complete, all-round pro!
In 2009, Pedro showed off his skills to the world when he took second place at the Red Bull Crossover, a competition that brings together some of the top inline skaters, skateboarders and BMX bikers in the world to compete in a battle of big air, tricks and style. Not only did he take home the silver medal, he also beat world favourite Sandro Dias to boot...
Taking gold at the X Games Skateboard Street at the start of 2010 – beating veteran Andy MacDonald in the process – gave Pedro the star status he deserves. A stunning combination of 540 airs and grinding slides on the elaborate Los Angeles course at the LA Live complex saw Pedro score a massive 86 out of 100 points.
An all-round skateboarder, Pedro is a technical demon on vert, mega ramp and wipes out the competition when it comes to the bowl. Watch out for big things from the boy from Brazil.Read more