Brazil's Favela Skateboarding Craze

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Skateboarding is one of the fastest-growing sports in Brazil, especially in the slums of major cities. As the populations of these favelas surge, open spaces to play soccer are becoming more and more scarce. With more streets and less grass,  youngsters are dropping the soccer ball and hopping on skateboards.

Storyhunters Alexandre Rampazzo and Tatiana Polastri documented this trend and caught some amazing shots of a downhill longboarding competition in the hilly outskirts of Sao Paulo.