Photos by Andrew Peters
Hometown: Maranguape, Brazil
Heitor Da Silva moved from Brazil to Norway when he was six, started skating at eight, left home for Bryggeriets Gymnasium skate high school at 16, and at just 21 he’s one of the best young skaters in the game today. But don’t take our word for it—look to his current signings with adidas Skateboarding, Palace, and Parade. Some other things you should know about Heitor: he loves Sade, speaks four languages, has featured in edits alongside Gonz, and possesses one of the most effortless, flowing styles we’ve seen in years. With coronavirus putting a stopper in skate trips for the minute, Heitor’s got a little extra time on his hands, so we asked him to scribble down some answers to our questions of varying stupidity. Check it out below.
What skate videos had the most influence on you growing up?
You speak four languages. Please compose a sentence using all four.
You moved out of home at 16 to go to a skate high school. What’s one of your favourite memories from that time?
What’s the most Brazilian thing about you? What’s the most Norwegian thing about you?
Do you like that salty Norwegian liquorice or do you think it’s gross?
Where’s the best place you’ve been to on a skate trip, and why?
What’s a talent you’ve got outside of skateboarding that people probably don’t know about?
Would you rather have a baby grow out your back or shake hands with Donald Trump?
If you could skate with anyone, anywhere right now, who and where would it be?
What’s exciting you about the future of skateboarding?