Aptly named, Thalente Biyela (meaning Talent in Zulu) is a skateboarder from the streets of Duban, South Africa. For the last eight years he has been hustling his way around South Africa’s skate scene making a name for himself. His enthusiasm has paid off as he has become one of the most promising young skaters in the country. His deep bag of tricks and effortless style make Thalente one to watch at any session, be it at the concrete park - where he slept for many years - or street skating on the local urban terrain. Skating is his life and he puts his heart and soul into it.

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