A Puerto Rico native, Manny Santiago has moved his maniacally intense street skills to the sunshine of Los Angeles, turning pro in 2011 and leaning into success with an adventurer’s heart. Paying his dues while rapidly ascending the skate world ranks, he dominated the 2013 Select Series and continues to show his ferocity as a competitor and innovator on wheels.
In a new partnership, CraveOnline teamed up with Manny for a new video series called ”Live & Learn,” where fans can get an insight on Manny’s adventures in his everyday life. In the premier episode, Manny and the skate crew grab some boards & cameras, head to Puerto Rico and cruise around San Juan, Juana Diaz and Aibonito looking for good skate spots around the island.
Watch below as Manny sees a local skater do some killer tricks in Aibonito and invites him to to compete in the Prince of Puerto Rico Competition. Follow as the crew give back to the Arecibo Skatepark by building a new obstacle, doing a demo and hosting a surprise best trick contest. The stakes are high, with a chance to win the golden ticket straight to the Prince of Puerto Rico 2014 Finals!
Watch to see where Manny ends up on his next episode, and keep an eye on him as the 2015 competition heats up. In the words of close friend and filmer, Spanish Mike, “Manny is also no stranger to competition he has a win under his belt in one the most competitive contests ever. The Crossroads Best Trick event which had every pro skater present, so don’t let the gap tooth smile fool you, the kid means business.”