Brazilian Luan Oliveira blasted onto the scene with consecutive Tampa Am wins in 2008 and 2009 - the only skater ever to achieve this feat - and a brilliant debut video part. He consolidated his reputation on his first appearance on the X Games Street course in 2011, where he stormed his way to a silver medal.
Since turning pro, he has steadily proved himself a force on the international contest circuit with a starring role in Nike’s Street League Skateboarding series. He finished in the top ten on every stop in the 2012 series, with a best of fourth in Glendale, Arizona, and took sixth place overall. In 2013, he finished fourth placed overall and went on to take the third spot in the season-ending Super Crown World Championship. If that wasn’t enough, he also overcame strong opposition, including Nyjah Huston and Paul Rodriguez, to win the 2013 Tampa Pro.
Born on September 22, 1990 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Luan was discovered and put on the map by Geoff Rowley and Flip Skateboards. After a technically mind-blowing part in Flip’s Extremely Sorry and that landmark second win in Tampa, going pro was the logical next step.
Luan can do even the hardest tricks with clean precision. His remarkable competition consistency and smooth style was well-illustrated at the 2012 Vans Downtown Showdown in Amsterdam, where he took home the overall Best Pro award and was part of the Flip team that was named best team overall.
- Age: 23
- Height: 1.68m
- Weight: 59kg
- Nationality: Brazil