Bio

Bob Burnquist starting skating in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the age of 11, before the sport consumed the country and the world. By 14, he had turned pro. In 1995 he showed up, entered and won the Slam City Jam in 1995 and has been wowing crowds with his skating ever since.

Capable in all disciplines, Bob has set himself apart primarily in Vert and MegaRamp – which could be due in part to the fact that he has a private half-pipe and MegaRamp at his home, which he calls “Dreamland,” in Southern California. However, his talents and interests are not limited to skateboarding. Some of Bob’s other accomplishments include carrying the Olympic torch, skydiving, BASE jumping, piloting airplanes and helicopters, and overseeing his own organic farm.

Bob’s continuing progression has earned him a much-deserved spot at the top of the skateboard hierarchy. Even the great Tony Hawk refers to Bob as his favorite skater. However, it’s Bob’s passion for living a healthy, humane lifestyle and helping others do the same that he considers to be his top accomplishment.

Bob Burnquist

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Date of Birth:
October 10, 1976
Hometown:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sponsors:
Hurley, TNT Energy Drinks, Oakley, Flip Skateboards, Toyota, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Sambazon, Independent, Ricta, Mob Grip, OGIO, Nixon
Hobbies:
Living

Career Highlights

    • 25x Summer X Games Medalist (11 Gold, 6 Silver and 8 Bronze) – X Games Medal Count Record Holder
    • First Skateboarder to Land a Mega Fakie to Fakie 900 (September 4, 2010)
    • Only Skateboarder to Go Over a Gapped Loop Ramp While Riding Switch
    • Co-founder of the Action Sports Environmental Coalition (ASEC)
    • First Skateboarder to Go All the Way Around a Full Pipe
    • Featured in the Hit Video Game Series "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater"
    • Creator of the “Burntwist," Which is a 360 Eggplant
    • Landed the First Christ Air Backflip at the Nitro Circus Demo, Named the "Bob Flip Christ Air" (2010)
    • 4x Gravity Games Medalist (2 Golds, 2 Silver)
    • 6x Winner Transworld Rider's Award
    • 2010: Silver Medal, Maloof Money Cup Vert
    • 2007: "Outsider of the Year," Outside Magazine Brazil
    • 2003 - 1st Place - Vans Triple Crown, Vert
    • 2002 - Voted Op "King of Skate"
    • 2002 - Transworld Rider's Poll Awards: Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater
    • 2002: Laureus World of Sports "Alternative Sportsperson of the Year"
    • 2001 - 1st Place - Red Bull Skate Pro Brazil, Vert
    • 2001 - Gold Medal - Gravity Games, Vert Best Trick
    • 2001: "Best Skateboarder of the Year," NEA Awards – Munich, Germany
    • 2001: "Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater," Transworld Rider's Poll Awards
    • 2001 - Transworld Rider's Poll Awards: WCS Award for Highest Points Vert
    • 1999: Gold Medal, Gravity Games Vert
    • 1999: "Rider's Choice Best Vert Skater," Transworld Rider's Poll Awards
    • 1999: "Reader's Choice Best Overall Skater," Transworld Rider's Poll Awards
    • 1997: Thrasher Magazine Skater of the Year