Photo Story: Pedro Barros and Friends in Peru

Search and Destroy in Lima.

Pedro Barros and his Brazilian protege Vi Kakinho alongside photographer Helge Tscharn set off from the beach in Brazil to the beach in Lima, Peru, for a skatepark opening. Not just any skatepark opening, it was the opening of the Lima Converse Skatepark, one of the biggest in the continent and without a doubt the biggest in Peru. While in Lima they got to skate the park with Rune Glifberg. The rest, as Helge told us, was “ just Search and Destroy”. Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure accompanied by written context from Helge himself.

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Peru
Peru

Peru

Sometimes it felt like we were the only people here in Peru.

© Helge Tscharn
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Pedro Barros, Backside Nosebluntslide
Pedro Barros backside nosebluntslide

Pedro Barros, Backside Nosebluntslide

Pedro Barros, backside nosebluntslide on a sketchy Peruvian flatbank.

© Helge Tscharn
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Vi Kakinho, Melon Transfer
Vi Kakinho melon transfer

Vi Kakinho, Melon Transfer

Vi Kakinho in another ramshackle park with the substantial dusty transfer.

© Helge Tscharn
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Peru spot.
Peru spot

Peru spot.

After a long trek to a secret spot the work begins.

© Helge Tscharn
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Pedro Barros, Frontside Ollie
Pedro Barros frontside ollie

Pedro Barros, Frontside Ollie

After a three hour search for this half- finished, forgotten spot, Pedro slashes a fat frontside ollie.

© Helge Tscharn
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Peru
Peru houses

Peru

Most people in this part of Peru live without roofs since it seldom rains.

© Helge Tscharn
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Peru Skatepark
Bowl Lima

Peru Skatepark

The brand new Bowl in Lima- perfect concrete, fast, deep!

© Helge Tscharn
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Rune Glifberg, Frontside Tailgrab
Rune Glifberg Frontside Tailgrab

Rune Glifberg, Frontside Tailgrab

Rune Glifberg was there, catching real high airs. He had all the lines…

© Helge Tscharn
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Pedro Barros, Frontside Smith Tailgrab
Pedro Barros frontside smith tailgrab

Pedro Barros, Frontside Smith Tailgrab

At the opening of the new Lima park Pedro delivers a speedy smith tailgrab.

© Helge Tscharn
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Ollie
Ollie

Ollie

Beautiful sunset, Peru 2013.

© Helge Tscharn
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