O Marisquiño began in 2001 as a championship among friends organized by local skaters at the Castro skatepark. Little by little it became what it is today, growing sustainably and adapting to new times, new disciplines and new audiences, but always preserving the authenticity of the early years. From the Castro to Samil Beach and from there to the Port of Vigo where in recent years we have seen the circuits grow, the incorporation of downhill, the level of BMX, Skateboarding turned into a World Cup, Break Dance, Dirt Jump, Graffiti. .. 20 years in which we have gone from 200 to 160,000 visitors. 20 editions in which we have seen the riders and pilots themselves grow, like Danny León, who was a kid then and is now an international reference.
The Festival continues to grow, it expands throughout the city as well as the Port, the World Cup of Skateboarding is incorporated, Basket 3x3 is consolidated as an Olympic discipline by the hand of FIBA and BMX returns to its essence after its debut at the Olympics and Break Dance -more than a decade in Vigo- has just been chosen as the Olympic discipline for Paris 2024. In this way, the Festival has become a reference for Urban Culture throughout the world.
Many athletes come not only for the competition, the points and the prizes but also for the city, its people, the public, the atmosphere... because despite this spectacular growth in these 20 years, O Marisquiño continues to be that festival where everyone wants to come and where we are all a part of it.
Unfortunately and after the cancellation of the event in 2020 due to the global pandemic, in 2021 it returns with a restricted and limited edition as a step to the total recovery of 2022.
The Marisquiño team wants to THANK all the elite athletes, the pros and the amateurs, all those who work in the event, the brands and institutions that continue to trust us and, above all, the public that makes everything this makes sense. Thank you!