Spanish skater Dani Lebron is sponsored by Nike SB, Indy, Stacks and Hurley. He is one of an esteemed few who could be considered both a founding forefather and modern contemporary of the Spanish skateboarding scene, and is still producing flawless parts at the ripe old age of 37.
After a period of time based in the US, he returned to Spain in 2005 to settle in Barcelona. He appeared in the first Square video, No Place Like Home, that year, and, after signing a deal to represent Alai Skateboards, he featured in the company’s Alaikit film in 2008. You can also see him pop up in independent films Free Pegasus (2008) and Amigos y Demonios (2010).
Dani was born on 12th February 1976 in the small town of San Vicente del Raspeig near Alicante. He began skating at the age of 12, sharing an old, undersized board with a friend, before graduating to a 1,000 peseta model that lasted a month. At the age of 19, he moved to Madrid – while working nights in a pizza delivery joint there he skated in the Plaza de Colón, and he soon picked up his first sponsor.
His latest part for Nike SB, which documents a two-year trawl through the cuts of Barcelona, lesser known towns in Spain and further afield to the glassy plazas of China, is a great example of his technical precision, poise and style. The film was launched in November 2013 at a bar in Barcelona, at which Dani also performed live flamenco guitar.