Gavin Moses Adams

Never give up on something you’re good at!

Gavin 'Moses' Adams performs a kickflip
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Hi, my name is Gavin Moses Adams. My discipline is skateboard street. My friends call me Moses. I was born on 23 January 1992 in Cape Town, South Africa. My special talent is soccer. My philosophy of life is never give up on something you’re good at. My favourite food is chicken à la King and salad. My favourite music is drum & bass, rap and RnB.


Gavin 'Moses' Adams first started skating when his brother gave him a board at the mere age of nine, and he hasn't stopped since!

Moses has worked his way up from local competitions to competing in the Damn Am Skateboard Competition in Los Angeles. In 2011, he stamped his real mark on the South African skate scene by claiming the Manny Mania title, earning him the right to represent his country at the World Finals in New York.

In 2012 the Capetonian did it again! He showed the world his diverse range of technical tricks (all pulled with a distinctively smooth, laid-back style) to finish ninth in New York. In 2013 he took a step back from the contest scene to work on video parts, something he's been focusing on for the time being.

Moses hasn't completely dropped competitions though… with a third-in-a-row win at Red Bull Unlocked under his belt in 2015 and a spot in the SLS Barcelona stop, as well as a mini-tour in SoCal chilling with the likes of Manny Santiago, Paul Rodriguez and Lil' Wayne, Moses has been busy mixing it up and taking his game to the next level.


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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Unlocked

      Cape Town, South Africa

  2. 2014
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Unlocked

      Johannesburg, South Africa

  3. 2013
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Unlocked

      Durban, South Africa

  4. 2012
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Manny Mania South Africa

      Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa

  5. 2011
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Manny Mania South Africa

      South Africa