“DAMN CRAZY,” THIS IS WHAT LAMBERT FIRST THOUGHT OF SKATEBOARDING AND BMX RIDING THE FIRST TIME HE WAS EXPOSED TO THE SPORT WHILE WATCHING THE X-GAMES. A COUPLE OF YEARS DOWN THE ROAD, LAMBERT HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE FEIGNING SPORTS STUNTS TO DOING GRAVITY DEFYING TRICKS HIMSELF.
From best runs to best tricks, Philippine national, Lambert Correa has mowed the field of professional BMX riding and Skateboarding in Qatar with a myriad of accolades to his name. His highlight reel includes first place for BMX Best run, BMX Height Bunny Hop, Game of Bikes, and BMX Best Trick during the Qatar Extreme Sports BMX and Skateboarding Championship for three straight years (2013, 2014, and 2015.) He has been featured in commercials, and invited as a judge for competitions. This year, he placed second for best run for the skateboard competition in the same event.
For someone who used to be scared for other people, Lambert has become quite the extreme sports strongman himself not just for one daring sport, but for both BMX riding and skateboarding. Humble beginnings First falling in love with skateboarding in 2001, Lambert’s origin story are entrenched with the support he got from his family. His mother bought his first skateboard for him and since receiving it, Lambert has ceaselessly been learning and improving the tricks of the trade.
Although Lambert confesses that he is currently more focused on BMX riding, the beginning for his love of the sport
wasn’t as easily planted as with its fourwheeled counterpart. This time it was his dad that opened the doors to BMX for him. “I was sixteen when my dad bought a BMX for me. I rode it every day all through middle school. Prior to that I wasn’t aware of any real street riding, and if I ever came upon anything like it, I just thought they were crazy,” he said. “I did want to start BMX riding seriously but my friends and I were all caught up with skateboarding so I just never got around to it.” It wasn’t until later on that year that Lambert finally took the pedal to the metal, and hasn’t
Currently representing Scrapbikes Team, Lambert was picked up by the Philippines’ famed BMX Rider Armand Mariano during his beginner days and helped him build a proper BMX. As with most aspiring riders, Lambert looks up to Armand going so far as to list him as one of the reasons why he is still riding a BMX.