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Mauro Corrêa

Photo by Luis Henrique 1978

1. For new readers, would you like to introduce yourself?

– Hi, I’m Mauro Corrêa, I’m 62 years old. I live in Brazil, in Guarapari-Es. I’ve practised freestyle since 1973, and in 1980 I won a championship in Minas Gerais. In 1985 I stopped practising the sport, but returned in 2020.

2. When did you first discover freestyle skateboarding?

– When I was 13 I had my first experience with a skateboard, then through magazines, North Americans and friends who already practiced.

3. What’s the biggest change in Brazilian freestyle since you started?

– Today we have more access to materials to practice the sport, and with that there was an improvement in performance.

4.You have a really great trick selection. Do you have a favourite?

– Coconut Wheelies, 360’s and Nose Wheelies.

5.Which year and place did you first enter a contest?

– In 1980, in the city of Juiz de Fora in Minas Gerais.

6.Is there one thing in you career that you’re most proud of?

– Yes, my son Daniel Alves. When he was 10 years old in 2022, he decided to learn freestyle

with me and won the freestyle skate championship, organized by CBSK (Brasil).

7. Do you have a favourite freestyle skater currently?

– Andy Anderson, Mike Osterman and Rodney Mullen

8. What do you love to do outside of freestyle? I repair old computers and games.

– Spear fishing and model airplanes.

9. What’s the first piece of advice you’d give to a new freestyle skater?

– Be persistent and take it easy. Evolution comes with time.

10. Is there anyone you’d like to give a shout out to, or anything you’d like to talk about before we wrap things up?

– Just to thank you for the opportunity to do an interview, and wish you success in your future projects and all that!

Interview by : Justin c Lloyd

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3 responses to “Mauro Corrêa”

  1. I really like the subject of this post and look forward to seeing more.
    Mauro Corrêa started skateboarding at the age of 13 in Brazil and won a championship in 1985. He has been practicing freestyle skateboarding for over 40 years and has developed a really good trick selection. He is most proud of his son Daniel Alves, who won the freestyle skate championship organized by CBSK in 2022. Mauro also has a few other accomplishments including being the first Brazilian to compete in a Olympics.
    I think I got the main points, did I miss any?

    Thank you
    Juan Miller – Crosserx.com

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