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Pedro Barros

Photograph By Andrew Hetherington for ESPN The Magazine

When Barros was 6, he moved to Australia with his parents to learn English, experience a first-world lifestyle, surf and skate. There, he learned to skate bigger parks and expanded his style beyond bowl skating. "I got to Australia and saw a while different scene," Barros says. "I saw different parks and skaters, and I learned English. I learned to read and write in English before I learned in Portuguese. I had to learn all over again when I got back to Brazil."