Sewa Kroetkov

Be happy, there’s nothing better than happiness

Sewa Kroetkov performs a hardflip 50-50 on a ledge in Los Angeles, CA, USA on 10 January 2014.
© Mike Blabac/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Sewa Kroetkov. My discipline is skateboarding. I was born on 31 August 1990 in St Petersburg, Russia. My special talent is technical skateboarding and combos. My philosophy of life is be happy, there’s nothing better than happiness. My favourite music is hip hop .


Sewa is one of the most naturally gifted technical skaters in the landscape of the entire international circuit, Pro, Am and Flow combined, today.

2011 was Sewa’s breakout year. After making short work of the competition at Manny Mania 5 in NYC he left no doubt about his right to claim the top spot at the celebrated contest. "Mannies are great because you can endlessly combine tricks and it’s the best contest there is!” he explained. His feats in the amateur contest saw him earn a spot amongst the pros, and his insanely difficult and technical tricks ultimately earned him a hugely successful second place spot behind manny legend Joey Brezinski.

After skating for well over a decade, in 2014 Sewa broke into the pro ranks with a debut model for Blind Skateboards, and a year later won Battle at the Berrics 8, taking the flatland crown against all comers!

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 1st Place: Pro Freestyle The Hague

      The Hague, Netherlands

  2. 2015
    1. 1st Place: Battle at the Berrics

      Los Angeles, USA

    2. 1st Place: Verizon Wireless Dew Tour Game of SKATE

      Santa Monica, USA

  3. 2013
    1. 2nd Place: Tampa AM

      Independent Best Trick Contest

      Tampa, Florida, USA

  4. 2012
    1. 2nd Place: Red Bull Manny Mania Finals

      New York, USA

  5. 2011
    1. 1st place: Red Bull Manny Mania

      New York, USA

    2. 2nd place: Red Bull Manny Mania - Pro Contest

      New York, USA

  6. 2010
    1. 1st Place: European Game of SKATE

      The Hague, Netherlands