Diego Polito is 27 and hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He’s been longboarding for 15 years and he combines the best of freeriding and street skating.
“I decided to live in California one year ago to ride the hills and to be near the best skateparks” says Diego. “I wanted to raise my skateboard level and learn to speak English.” Today Diego is part of the Abec 11 Wheels, Liquid Trucks and Jet Skateboards team. He developed his 41″pro model with Jet.
Backside noseblunt at Ocean Beach
Photo: Raphael Azevedo
Currently, Diego lives close to the Ocean Beach “Robb Field Skatepark.” It is here where he usually shares sessions with his friends every morning.
“I started Longboarding in the hills and over time I’ve adapted to skateparks and streets where today I feel more at ease. Longboarding for me is more than a sport, it’s my lifestyle, where I can find my peace and fun.”
Diego says living in California is a dream, because here is where the big brands are, the best skateparks are located. “I also find many skaters that truly inspire me.”
He would like to thank God for all the blessings, his friends who share the sessions with me, his girlfriend and his family, Abec 11 Wheels, Liquid Trucks, Jet Skates, US Boards, Starhaze, and Wonk Clothing. “I truly appreciate all their support!” says Diego. “I can’t forget my family at Priority Longboard because they give me strength to be able to move on.”