Kw-logo-smaller

Bob Burnquist Bio

Name: Robert Dean Silva Burnquist
Birthday: October 10, 1976
Birthplace: Rio De Janiero Brazil
Sport: Skateboarding, Skydiving
Website: bobburnquist.com
Nickname: Gutt
Height: 6 feet 2 inches


The Brazilian Bob Burnquist grew up in cities such as Rio De Janiero, Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre. Bob is such a creative skateboarder, learning in a different country has really given him a different style than the American skateboarders. Now he is a legend amongst the greats and even Tony Hawk has said that Bob is his favorite skater.


Soccer Ball Switch

Living Room RuckusLiving Room Ruckus

The story of how Bob became a skateboarder is really funny. When he was 11 years old, his friend borrowed his soccer ball and lost it. Instead of buying Bob a new soccer ball, he gave him a skateboard. Bob took it and practiced in his living room. As he got better, he decided to take it to a skate park where he tried to drop into a wooden ramp. He fell flat on his face his first two tries and then practiced everyday after those falls.


Slam City Jam Start

Slam City StarSlam City Star

By fourteen, Bob had already turned pro. At the Slam City Jam in 1995, Bob just showed up and entered. Practically an unknown, Bob’s skating floored the crowd and judges and earned him a first-place finish. After that day, Bob’s career just took off sky’s the limit.


Awesome Accomplishments

Bob's BackyardBob's Backyard

Bob’s switch-stance ability and creative lines set him apart from the rest. However, he’s no one-trick pony. Some of Bob’s other accomplishments include:


  • Skating the “loop" switch (with a gap at the top of the loop!)
  • Being a pioneer and continuing innovator of mega ramp skateboarding
  • Carrying the Olympic torch
  • Skydiving
  • Piloting airplanes
  • Overseeing his own organic farm.
  • Owns a Vert Bowl halfpipe, Cork Screw, Loop, and Mega ramp in his backyard.

Healthy Happy Family

Hot BurnHot Burn

Bob has earned a much-deserved spot at the top of the skateboard pyramid. Bob also has a passion for living a healthy, human lifestyle and is always helping others do the same. However, being a father to his 2 daughters and husband to Veronica Nachard Burnquist is what he considers to be his top accomplishments.


Related Stories
1 Comment

latest videos

F1057134197703

Who's Your Favorite Bob? Vote!

  • Bob Burnquist.
  • SpongeBob.
  • Bob Barker.
  • Sideshow Bob

related stories

Micro_micro tony hawk shred
Practice and learn to skateboard without the bruises! Tony Hawk SHRED will get you ready for the ...
Micro_shaun-white-micro
With his long red hair and need for speed, Shaun White has become known as the Flying Tomato on t...
Micro_a micro
Trickionary is back to look at another skateboarding trick. The most important skateboarding tric...

Sports in the forums

Cutiepieboy
I agree
reply 17 minutes
Cutiepieboy
You have got to be kidding me
reply 19 minutes
Cutiepieboy
Wearing little skirts and bows and glitter and jumping all around like you're on speed is not a sport
reply 22 minutes
chyenne18
chyenne18 posted in Dance:
Everyone should love to dance, it's what everyone does, just go out there and have fun, it don't matter how you dance as long as you are having fun out there and living your life:)
reply about 8 hours
mannybell23
i like the pats
reply 2 days

play online games