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Fernando Verdecia Maseda



Biography

Fernando Verdecia Maseda was the best Cuban skateboarder when he left the island two years ago, and since living in Miami, he's been one of the best in South Florida as well. Maseda was one of the first kids in Cuba to ever hop on a skateboard, and his technical skills combined with his relentless dedication have made him into the creative skater and young man he is today. While in Cuba, Fernando won almost every contest he ever participated in, put together jaw-dropping video parts with Yoan Manolo Galiana, and championed the cause of diplomacy through skateboarding. Leaving one's homeland is never easy, but Fernando continues to excel and grow in Miami and is working a full-time job and skating as much as possible.
Fernando Verdecia Maseda