Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in the 1970s, the potential of becoming a professional skateboarder was an unlikely path. It was even more unlikely that’d he go down as one of the most respected and stylish skateboarders the sport has ever seen – and yet, that’s exactly the course Rune Glifberg has set out for himself. He turned pro at 11 and has left an indelible imprint in the decades since.

Anyone who’s seen Rune’s full-on assault on any and all things transition can tell you that along with a unique style, he’s also one of the most aggressive skaters in the bowl or on the vert ramp. On anything from tiny mini-ramps to tight-trannied pools to half pipes, Rune is a maestro of style and technical skating. Combine that with his sense of humor and easy-going personality and you get one of the most loved skateboarders of his generation.

Away from competition, Rune is dedicated father, a vocal activist (when the time is right) and routinely sessioning backyard pools and skate parks.

Rune Glifberg

Date of Birth:
October 7, 1974
Copenhagen, Denmark
Flip Skateboards, Converse, Volcom, Oakley, Burn Energy, Ricta Wheels, Independent Trucks, MOB Griptape

Career Highlights

    • 12x Summer X Games Medalist in Park, Vert and Vert Doubles (2 Gold, 3 Silver, 7 Bronze)
    • 2012: 3rd, Vans Bondi Bowl-a-Rama
    • 2011: 2nd, Vans Bowl-a-Rama – Sydney, Australia
    • 2010: 1st, Copenhagen Pro Vert
    • 2008: 1st, Bowl-a-Rama – Wellington, NZL
    • 2008: 2nd, Bowl-a-Rama – Bondi Beach, Australia
    • Featured in the hit video game series "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater"