Ah, Brazil. The land of Samba, Capoeira and brilliant football players, those nifty Brazilians really know how to move their feet. This translates into skateboarding too, with this young girl in particular showing an incredible flair for the sport.
The next fleet-footed superstar in the making is 9-year-old Rayssa Leal, known in her home country as ‘Fadinha Do Skate’ which translates roughly as ‘The Skate Fairy.’ This is because she is not only a super talented young skater, winning numerous junior street-skating titles and even getting a shoutout from Tony Hawk, but like any other young girl she loves getting dressed up and the fairy outfit is one of her favorites.
The media-savvy youngster has built up a cult following on her Instagram and Facebook pages and is well on her way to becoming the latest skate goddess in a country that has produced some amazing professional skating girls, Eliana Sosco and Leticia Bufoni among them.
Scroll down below to see her in action! (h/t: Nerdist)
Meet Rayssa Leal, AKA the ‘Skate Fairy’
She earned the name by shredding gnarly tricks while dressed in her fairy costume
Besides the costume, she’s a fearless skater who has already won numerous junior street-skating titles
And even received recognition from skate legends like Tony Hawk
The media-savvy youngster has already built up a cult following on her Instagram and Facebook pages
And is well on her way to becoming the latest skate goddess of Brazil
Witness her sick skills in a video
Most people are giving mad respect on social media
While others voice concern about her lack of safety gear
Are you excited to see more from the ‘Skate Fairy’?