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Monday, February 20, 2012

Video: Daniel Cuervo at Venice Skatepark

Daniel Cuervo at Venice skatepark 2012
Daniel Cuervo at Venice saktepark: Japan one footer to fakie
Short film starring Daniel Cuervo. Shot at Venice skatepark and Santa Monica Skate park by Matthew Smith in 2 days. Song is "Guajira" by Santana.

Not to be mistaken with Jose Cuervo, Daniel Cuervo is from Dominican Republic. Everything changed for Daniel Cuervo when he was 12 years old and when he met Ivan Maroña, a professional Skater with more than 24 years’ experience in the skate industry and the owner of the biggest concrete bowl in the Caribbean. With his skate shop, Maroña was the first one to promote skateboarding in Dominican Republic, a task that has now been passed to Giuseppe Polanco from Tropical Skate, after Ivan decided to go live in La Coruña, Spain.

Then, everything changed again for Daniel at 14 when he met Jesus Christ. He discovered that a man does not live on skateboarding alone, that skateboarders should not give up meeting together. With God and skateboard as Daniel’s main concerns, it is not odd that one of his goals on one of his first trips to California was to pay a visit to The Sanctuary, Christian Hosoi’s church in Westminster, the other sacred place being Venice Skatepark in the heart of Dogtown where he practiced every day until he got sponsored by Maui and son and become pro skater after only one year.

Daniel’s biggest benefactor in the US might be Heidi Lemon from SPAUSA. Heidi has taken good care of him since day one when she met Daniel in Canada at the first Gromfest in 2007. She recalls that: “I had been working with Tropical Skate for years and they were sending Daniel to Gromfest. He was 15 and didn't speak one word of English..” That was only 1 year and half ago. Now his English is almost perfect .

He currently ranks at the 11th place at the World Cup Skateboarding annual results, which is awesome given the level on the top 10.

Istia met twice with Daniel Curevo for interviews. The first one was when he just arrived from Dominican republic in July 9, 2010 and then again on November 10, 2010. Read Daniel Cuervo’s first interview with istia. You can also read Daniel Cuervo more recent interview.

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Monday, February 20, 2012 

Blogger pigattodesign said...

awesome footage.
awesome skater.
awesome music...

February 21, 2012 at 9:15 AM  

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