Flashback to 2007 the year when long-boarding hit the shores of Philippine islands. 6 months after I became the first ever downhill skateboarding champ in the country. I didn’t even plan on joining that race. The second race happened a few months after and It was an epic race. There was a storm during that time but that didn’t stop us from racing and getting rad. People were crashing hard but we live by the phrase “if you don’t ride in the rain, you don’t ride”. After the race was over everyone was super stoked and I added another championship under my name.
Sponsorship’s were flowing for me. That was a new thing in skate scene here because skateboarding was an underground thing here back in the day. Parties were popping up here and there and everyone know everybody because It was a very tight knit community.