Felipe Gustavo: "Pro life has been going good so far. I mean it doesn’t change that much from being an amateur. I pretty much do the same thing, skate contests, filming, traveling here and there, and doing demos. It’s more of a status, you know? I turned pro in November, and I couldn’t be happier than this. I appreciate everybody that has helped me get out there."
ZUMIEZ: "What was your best travel experience in the last year?"
Felipe Gustavo: "I just went to Greece with LRG, and it was pretty much one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. I am glad skateboarding took me down there. The last couple months I have been traveling a bunch, I went to Japan and all these places, but I can definitely say Greece was one of the best places I have ever been to, skate wise, and tourist wise, like site seeing and stuff. Definitely a good place to go, for sure."
ZUMIEZ: "Do you spend more time learning new tricks, or trying to take the tricks you know to bigger obstacles?"
Usually when I skate daily, I try to do everything I know how to do, so I can feel comfortable. Then I will try something different. Try to flip out, try to do a little step forward, and take it to the next level I guess."
ZUMIEZ: "Who do you skate with most often? "
Felipe Gustavo: "I usually skate with a lot of the Plan B homies, because we are doing the Plan B video. Yeah, I skate with Torrey, maybe Sheckler, Chris Joslin, Trevor, and all my plan B homies. Besides that I skate with all my LRG guys. Sometimes I go to The Berrics, and I see a lot of different people there too so, its fun man."
ZUMIEZ: "How does skateboarding differ back home in Brazil from your experience in SoCal?"
Felipe Gustavo: "It is getting a lot different because skateboarding here is your job. In Brazil they are starting to realize what skateboarding really is. If you show up there and you say, “Yeah, I am a skateboarder,” “Say what? You get money from that, how do you live?” Then out here if you say, “Yeah, I am a professional skateboarder.” They really appreciate what you do. It’s getting there dude, where I am from Brasilia, Brazil. I think were going to get there soon."