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Nyimas skated her way into GEO's heart earlier this year when friends of our's said we had to check her out! What we found was a badass 15 year old skater tearing up the streets and skate parks of Jakarta, Indonesia. She then made her way stateside for Dew Tour where she continued to grow her legion of supporters while making friends with some of skateboarding's top dogs! You can catch her on IG shredding and listening to heavy metal music while rocking the biggest of smiles and spreading nothing but good vibes. That's why this week, You Gotta Know: Nyimas Bunga Cinta!!!
GEO: You recently were here in the states skating at Dew Tour. What was your favorite part?
Nyimas: Being able to be part of Dew Tour was amazing and my favorite part was meeting friends from all over the world especially the pro skaters.
GEO: We heard initially aspired to become a doctor. Why did you decide to pursue a professional career in skateboarding instead?
Nyimas: I decided it because I’m aware that my academic is not as good as my skateboarding.
GEO: You became the youngest medallist when you were age 12 at the Asian Games when you won bronze in the women’s street event. Describe the feeling you had in that moment!
Nyimas: That feeling was beyond any words, and it was the same day of my mom’s birthday also. So it was an epic moment.
GEO: What is the skating scene like in Jakarta and Indonesia in general?
Nyimas: Skateboarding here is minor in Indonesia, so in Jakarta we try to make it loud so that the world can notice us here.
Nyimas: Sure it does indeed. How? Cause my faith teaches me equality of human beings and balance. It teaches me how to bring love and goodness to the universe. Same as skateboarding, spreading good vibes to everyone.
Nyimas: Metal music represents the movement of my skateboard journey which needs to be heard. My favorites are Trendkill Cowboys Rebellion and Cokelat (Indonesian Local Band). Bring Me The Horizon, Linkin Park etc.
Nyimas: Pasar Rebo Skatepark Jakarta. Why? It’s my second home where I feel welcome as skateboarder and it is a park that all extreme sports gather and have fun.
Nyimas: Competitions are a place for meeting up with friends. The only real competition is within ourselves. How to destroy our fears and mostly our ego.
Nyimas: Lizzy Armanto, Sky Brown and Mami Tezuka