Thaynan Costa

Remain calm and just skate

Thaynan Costa performs during the Red Bull Skate Arcade in Lisbon, Portugal on April 20th, 2013
© Hugo Silva/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Thaynan Costa. My discipline is skateboard street. I was born on 9 December 1994 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. My philosophy of life is be happy and live from what I like to do most in life. My favourite food is McDonalds. My favourite music is Rick Ross and K'Naan.

Bio

Thaynan Costa lives in Portugal, but was originally born in Brazil. The first time he stepped on to a board, he knew what he wanted to do in his life - to make a living from skateboarding. As a grom, Thaynan got a lot of inspiration from movies, such as Emerica's ‘Stay Gold’ and ‘Lords Of Dogtown’.

With the help and dedication of his father, they moved to Portugal in search of the right conditions for Thaynan’s training and career advancement. This move obviously paid off as, in 2010, he won the amateur division at the National Championships in Portugal and was immediately moved up to the pro division.

From then on, he spent his time traveling around Europe racking up results, such as winning the Volcom WITP Championships in Portugal, being the European Champion at the Element ‘Make it Count’ competition in Belgium and 3rd at the Volcom WITP Championships in Prague.

With constant help and encouragement from fellow skaters Johan Stuckey, Dylan Rieder, Brad Cromer and Elijah Berle, Thaynan's skill and style improve day by day. In the long run, Thaynan’s ultimate goal is just to be happy and do what he likes most in life - skateboarding.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2013
    1. 4th Place: DC Ramp Jam Invitational

      Hossegor, France

  2. 2012
    1. 31st Place: World Cup - Street

      31st out of 183

  3. 2010
    1. 1st Place: Circuito

      Carnaxide, Portugal

    2. 3rd Place: European WITP Volcom

      Czech Republic

    3. 2nd Place: Ranking DC Skate Challenge

      Torres Vedras, Lisbon