Mauro Corrêa

Check out the quick interview I did with pro freestyle skater, Mauro Corrêa, featured on Tom’s Freestyle Video Magazine!

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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…

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Morning hours, whittling

Seeking out the Sun

Familiar shapes and navy skies

Darkness comes undone

As the Sun does rise

Recognition blooms

Mysteries in the light becoming nothing new

Night is the basswood block

Hidden possibilities

Day is the knife

Carving out reality

Monica Tușinean

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  • [ ] 1. How long have you been freestyle skateboarding for?
    About two and a half years now – I started skateboarding during the 2020 covid lockdowns and went straight to freestyle. Glad the pandemic hobby stuck.
  • [ ] 2. What is your current board setup?
    I switch between the Waltz Huntington 7,4” deck, Independent 109 trucks, and Donut Wheels, and a custom-made Gary Hillock deck. I’m not very picky, just give me a narrow single-kick board (7,3″-7,4″) with a tiny wheelbase (under 12,75″), barely any concave, and a cute graphic… okay, maybe I am a little picky.
  • [ ] 3. What is your current favourite trick as well as one you’re close to getting?
    I just really love Caspers! And while I started getting “the running (wo)man” and rail toe spins more consistently recently, I just want to focus on smoother, quicker, and more complex footwork. The…

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1. As I last checked, you’re in the States right now for a pro freestyle contest in Arizona. You’re quite the skateboarding globe-trotter! What contest or event sticks out to you the most? Any specific memories or stories you’d mind sharing with us?

1. I’ve been getting around a bit! I’ve been lucky enough to skate in a lot of contests, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. One that’ll always stick out to me is my first contest, Paderborn 2015(?) I think it was. I was advised to enter pro despite only being back into freestyle for a short while. I got utterly smoked, which led me to have a difficult relationship with contests from then on in. I think that baptism of fire was a good thing looking back on it. It motivated me to work a lot harder.

2. Your skating is—among other things—lightning fast. Did you…

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Set the Course

A push to move things forward

No use waiting for a chance

“Life is what you make of it”

Something often said

Directionless for decades

Drifting through the years

Fighting hesitation and a thousand little fears

Leave it all behind

Choose progress over death

Find your strength

Take pride in every step