Maybe you’ve never heard of Bjarne Tjøtta unless you are from Scandinavia. He is regularly in the skate media there because he skate a lot of contests or you can find him at the local skate parks/spots. Bjarne comes from Stavanger, Norway but now lives in Malmö, Sweden. It is certainly obvious that he is a very good skater who ride for Vans, Dickies and Session Skateshop. If you want to see his skills by yourself, check the video below.
We all got into skating because of somebody-who got you into it?
My older brother got me into it, as a kid whatever your older brother is doing you want to do it as well. We had a shitty mini ramp at our school, and we used to make curbs out of pallets and plywood.
What’s your first set and trick?
Element, blue glittering Thunder trucks, bones swiss and Spitfire wheels. First trick, I honestly don´t know Mc Twist maybe haha.
Your first ad and/or hookup (brand or shop)?
I got hooked up on Element by my friend Hermann Stene in 2012, the local skateshop put me on after that. Guess I got it in the completely opposite order.
What’s your Personal highlight in skating up to this point?
Living in Malmö for three years and going to the skate school there was amazing, just going from having nothing to everything. That place and the people there pretty much made me who I am today.
What’s your favorite spot (city, country, diy) to shred and why?
Favorite city has got to be Stavanger just because that’s where I’m from. Other than that Copenhagen and Malmö is never boring, amazing spots and nice people.
A spot you wish you could of skated but never did?
The old steppe side bowl in Malmö after Pontus Alv and the guys rebuilt it, the area is all fenced off now and the police will give you a ticket for trespassing on private property or something. I need to hurry before the thing gets demolished.
Who in your crew deserves some shine ad why?
Eirik Svensen, because of pop speed and his trick bag!
If your not skating-what else do you like to do?
I really like to build stuff, or anything that lets you create something you are hyped on.
What’s your plans for the next 12 months?
Building skateparks around in Norway, and when winter sets in I´m planning to go to somewhere in California and try to skate the stuff I never got to, like a proper pool, channel street or washington street. I´ll just have to see what happens
Anything you want to say to the upcomers or any shout-outs?
Stay productive and don´t skate too much, but don’t skate too little keep a good balance. If you don’t have it build it! or atleast try. If a trick or anything else is not fun to do, it´s probably not worth doing. – ANTON