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Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

Letícia Bufoni e Silva (born April 13, 1993) is a Brazilian professional street skateboarder.

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

Bufoni was born in São Paulo, Brazil.

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

She began skating at age 9 and her grandmother bought her first skateboard when she was 11.

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

She attended Hollywood High School, but left after missing so much school that she was in danger of being kicked out.

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

When Letícia was 14 she came to Southern California to compete in the X Games.

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

During that trip, she was skating at Element Skate Camp and practicing a trick (an inward heel flip).

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

Her dad said that if she landed it, she could stay in California.

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

She got it right on the next try.

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

She got sponsored and decided to remain in California.

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

Both she and her family knew if she was to be world class she had to be in the heart of the action.

Photos – The Leticia Bufoni Story

She has been competing as a professional skateboarder ever since.

Image Courtesy – Leticia Bufoni (Instagram)

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