Danny León

A leading light of skating's Spanish Armada

Skater Danny Leon performs a Backside Nosegrab at Mostoles skatepark in Madrid, Spain
© Sergio Alvarez

Hi, my name is Danny León. My discipline is skateboard park. My friends call me Danny. I was born on 1 December 1994 in Móstoles, Madrid, Spain. My special talent is cracking my knuckles. My favourite food is McDonalds.


Danny’s introduction to skateboarding was purely coincidental. One day, he peered out of his window to see a sports centre under construction. At first, he thought it was a swiming pool. Then- thankfully for us- he realised that it was actually a skate park. After many evenings of watching the local kids ripping up the park, Danny convinced his parents to buy him a board, and the rest is history. His progress was fast and furious and, before long, he was nailing tricks old and new, and gaining a reputation as one of the local rulers of the now- defunct Mostoles skatepark.

For Danny, the early days of entering contests around Spain was purely for fun and adventure, but, as the results and prize money started to increase, Danny realised he may be onto something. Full of ambition, Danny hopes to break through the national ceiling and earn his stripes amongst the international concrete skating elite.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 3rd Place: Red Bull Bowl Rippers

      Marseille, France

  2. 2016
    1. 2nd Place: Marisquino

      Port of Vigo, Spain

    2. 1st Place: Nass Festival – Skateboard

      Bristol, UK

  3. 2015
    1. 3rd Place: World Cup of Skateboarding - Arnette O'Marisquiño

      Vigo, Spain

  4. 2014
    1. 3rd Place: Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA

      Getxo, Spain

    2. 1st Place: Baltic Games 2014 - Skate Contest

      Gdansk, Poland

    3. 3rd Place: Mystic SK8 Cup 2014 - Bowl Men

      Prague, Czech Republic

  5. 2013
    1. 1st Place: Arnette O Marisquiño XIII - Skate

      Vigo, Spain