By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Skateboarding has been a popular sport in the U.S. and Europe for more than fifty years, generating a strong sub-culture and significant influence around the world from its beginnings in California. Like most urban centers around the globe, Rio has also seen the sport becoming an increasingly popular past-time with the always active residents.

In fact, skateboarders can be found everywhere in Rio, from cruising the beach promenade along Leme through Copacabana, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here