Akira Shiroma for Volcom

This year we had our friend Thaynan Costa over who is originally from Brazil, a huge country with a very big skateboarding community. When I asked him about his favorite skater from Brazil his answer came straight shooting at me and he started to show me videos of Akira Shiroma. Doesn’t sound Portuguese at first but he is from Sao Paulo, a city with the single largest Japanese diaspora.