Sandro Dias Basic Bio Information:
- Name: Sandro Dias
- Gender: Male
- Height: 5'5"
- Weight: 148 lbs
- Hometown: Santo Andre, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Date of Birth: April 18, 1975
- Family: single, mother Leila, father Afonso, 3 sisters
- Occupation: Professional Skateboarder
- Started Skating: 1987
- Started Competing: 1996
- Turned Pro: 1997
- Favored Discipline: Vert
- Sponsors: Reef
- Stance: Regular
Sandro Dias Skateboarding Styles and Strengths:
Sandro Dias flies in the vert ramp. He gets higher than everyone, and has been called the king of the 540 (though he can also pull off a 900 when he feels like it). His strength and style is focused strongly in aerial tricks.
Sandro Dias Favorite / Signature Skateboarding Tricks:
Easily the 540, which Sandro Dias says is "easy for me." He has more than twelve different variations of the 540.
Sandro Dias Skateboarding Career Highlights:
2000 - Bronze in X Games Vert Doubles
2002 - Silver in X Games Vert Best Trick
2004 - Won first at X Games Vert Best Trick (gold), US Skateboarding Champs, West 49 Canadian Open, LG Action Sports Tour in Shanghai China (he won first in all of these!), and ranked first in the entire world in WCS (World Cup Skateboarding) end of year rankings
2005 - Bronze in Vert at X Games, Gold in Vert at Asian X Games, and first in World Championship of Skateboarding (Germany) and Nokia FISE (France)
Sandro Dias Personal History:
Sandro Dias got his first skateboard as a Christmas present in 1986, when he was a little kid in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He entered his first competition at age 8, a street skating event, and won 8th place. Sandro Dias continued to skate and regularly beat out full time skaters, while also working for his father at his mineral extracting road supply company. "I never thought of going pro," Sandro told Redbull.com. "Being a professional came as a consequence of having fun!"
Sandro Dias Interesting Fact:
Sandro Dias is the first skater to do a 900 in a competition.
Sandro Dias Quote:
On Redbull.com - "The philosophy of skating is fun, what else can I say?"