Lacey Starts College!

 

Lacey Baker is now a Freshman at the Art Institute of California!

 

 

Congratulations Bagel!

 

 

Cone Hopping and Ditch Skating

 

A few of the girls had gotten a call about an audition for a girl skateboarder in the valley.  Once I heard who all was going I
decided to go as well, I thought it would be entertaining, I would get some funny photos and we could film afterwards.  
Unfortunately once we go there I realize I had forgotten my camera bag at home.  After ollieing over a few cones for the
camera Amy, Alex, Mimi and I went street skating.

 

 

Alex "I Love Banks" White had never been to the Griffith park ditch and got a little excited when it was mentioned.

 

 

It was good to have Mimi Knoop street skating with us.  She had some sick no comply to tails.  Too bad I only had my slow
iphone camera to document.

 

 

Gossip Girls!

 

 

Double D Bowl Contest

 

Amy Caron came out to lurk at Wicked Wahine Double D Bowl contest.

 

 

Julie Westfall carving the backyard pool.

 

 

Alex Harper from Las Vegas grinding the deep end.

 

 

Ocea and her son supporting the girls.

 

 

Olivia Rohde slashing as usual.

 

 

Mandy Esch clearing over the death box.

 

 

Abby Zsarnay grinded over the steps in the steep shallow, had big airs and squeezed in a blunt to fakie which landed her in
1st.

 

 

Double D Street Contest

 

Wicked Wahine's BamBam, Gro's Courtney Payne-Taylor and the girls at the etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest.

 

 

There were a couple new faces skating the Double D contest.

 

 

This is the future.

 

 

Rosa Navarro won best trick and is one to watch.

 

 

Jamie Gaudio and 2nd place winner Kora Grzyb reppin' Silly Girl.

 

 

Taylor Beatty from Florida with her 1st place winnings.

 

 

Supergirl Jam Venice

 

This year the Supergirl Jam was held just off the boardwalk in Venice Beach.  Tamara Drybrough frontside boardslide.

 

 

Unfortunately Renata Ruiz hurt her knee during practice and was unable to compete.  Next year!

 

 

Spectators and ocean view from the course.

 

 

Candy Jacobs skated well and made her way into the finals before re-spraining her ankle half way through.

 

 

Elizabeth Nitu made it to the finals as well.

 

 

Amy Caron, Vanessa Torres and Alexis Sablone took the podium spots.

 

 

Amy walked away with $5000 and a giant check for her win.

 

 

Renata Ruiz and her Heat Co. friends.  Check out her board!

 

 

The crew lurking after the contest.

 

 

TheSideProject.com stickers...finally!


Supergirl Jam 2009 Video

Supergirl Jam 2009 Photos

 

 

Meagan and Renata Fly

 

A few girls were in town for the Supergirl contest so we met up and skated around LA.  We started off at Griffith Park where
we ran into Elizabeth and her brother Patrick, then shortly after Leticia and Ana Paula pulled up on their scooters.

 

 

Ana Paula, Meagan, Leticia, Candy, Lisa and Renata.

 

 

After we were done there we followed Elizabeth to the LA Skate Plaza.

 

 

Candy Jacobs from Holland enjoying her first visit to California.

 

 

Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrenta Ruiz!

 

 

Renata 5-0.

 

 

Later that night Renata, the Heat Co. guys, Meagan, her uncle and I did the tourist thing at Universal City Walk.

 

 

Preparing for flight.

 

 

Renata Ruiz.

 

 

Meagan Clark.

 

 

Blog Cam 9/5/09

 

 

Girls Session at The Berrics

 

I got a chance to meet up with the Poseiden "Bring it Back to Tradition" West Coast Tour when they came through LA for a
session at The Berrics.  Their filmer had everything covered so I was free to skate and had one of the funnest session I've
had in awhile.  Thanks to Steve Berra for having us, Courtney with Gro for hooking it up and Chase for filming!  Look for
footage of the girls on theberrics.com soon.

Also make sure to check out the etnies site for some
tour photos and a couple Lacey Baker sequences from the trip.

 

 

Tourist Day with Morgen & Taylor

 

Morgen Lester from Texas and Taylor Beatty from Florida came to California for the Supergirl contest, so afterwards we did
a tourist day around Santa Monica and Venice Beach. We started off at the famous Santa Monica Triple Set.

 

 

Then we skated down the boardwalk to Venice.

 

 

Taylor flexed for the Muscle Beach guys.

 

 

Met up with Racine Hopkins for a quick session at the mini Venice park.

 

 

Taylor backtail on the beach.

 

 

Morgen tried on every single Mexican Wrestling mask on at least once before deciding on this keeper.

 

 

Taylor was pretty hyped on the McLovin' ID she found.

 

 

Slashin' around town.

 

 

We ended the day with a foggy roller coaster ride on the Santa Monica Pier.

 

 

Taylor and Morgen looking terrified.

 

 

Blog Cam 8/22/09

 

 

Supergirl Woodward West

 

There were a couple new faces at the Woodward West Supergirl Pro/Am Jam.  Brooke Whipp traveled down from Utah
for her first big contest and made it into the finals.

 

 

Young Chelsea Castro from Long Beach also made the cut.  I'm sure you will be seeing more of these 2 in the future.

 

 

Racine Hopkins hanging out before her run.

 

 

Vanessa Torres and Sophie Poppe had a rough day.  They got lost on the way to the contest, blew a tire in the middle of the
desert, spare tire already had a hole, stuck on the side of the road in the summer heat, lurked on by sketchy truck drivers,
rescued by Supergirl staff, barely made the end of the contest, skate with no warm up and Vanessa topped the day off with
a rail to the hip. High five!  Big thanks to Neal Hendrix for loaning the girls his spare so they could get home.

 

 

And the winners are...

 

 

The Board Bunnies crew with 5 year old ripper Annika Vrklan, sister, Leticia and Sophie.

 

 

Yeah Yeah!!!

 

Supergirl Pro/Am Jam 2009 Video

Sunday with the Nitus

 

I had made plans to skate LA with Sophie Poppe, but she bailed on me...again.  So the Nitus and I made the best of the day
by checking out a few spots.  Elizabeth learnt smith pop outs.

 

 

Patrick backside 5-0 downtown.

 

 

Elizabeth frontside boardslide in the park.

 

 

Elizabeth and Patrick Nitu.