"Lisa Whitaker, founder of Girls Skate Network and Meow Skateboards, female skateboarding inspiration extraordinaire, on how 25 years on she can still remember how her first ollie felt like the biggest accomplishment ever. Plus how the internet and social media has changed women’s skating and how you’re never too old to start skateboarding" - Cooler Magazine

 

Read more at http://cooler.mpora.com/features/lisa-whitaker.html.

X GAMES AUSTIN 2014
WOMEN'S SKATEBOARD STREET
JUNE 8, 2014

FINAL RESULTS
1. Lacey Baker (90.66)
2. Pamela Rosa (87.33)
3. Leticia Bufoni (86.33)
4. Vanessa Torres (80.33)
5. Alana Smith (78.33)
6. Rachel Reinhard (76.33)
7. Julia Brueckler (75.66)
8. Marisa Dal Santo (75.33)
9. Alexis Sablone (70.33)
10. Samarria Brevard (65.33)
11. Jessica Florencio (57.66)
12. Eliana Sosco (21.66)


Result scores and video links at xgames.espn.go.com.

 


FAR' N HIGH
PARIS, FRANCE
JUNE 1, 2014

RESULTS
1. Leticia Bufoni
2. Pamela Rosa
3. Candy Jacobs
4. Aura Bredart
5. Kate Shengeliya
6. Asia Lanzi
7. Jordan Serpentini
8. Evelien Bouilliart
9. Caroline Dynibyl
10. Sarah Delaet
11. Louisa Menke

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"Thanks to the entire crew from Volcom and Osiris for all your support over the years. It has been great working with these brands and they will always be special to me. Today, I’m entering a new chapter in my skate career as I’m excited and honored to announce that I’m joining the Nike SB family!" - Leticia Bufoni (via Instagram)

 

 

X Games

"Call it YouTube, GoPro or Facebook, or call it a whole new way of sharing media that circumvents the gatekeepers who have historically decided what content does and doesn't make it into the world. Whatever the contributing factors, the result is the same: Women are connected directly to each other now; they don't need anyone else to tell them what's up."

Read full article at http://xgames.espn.go.com/article/10963072/women-action-women-skateboarding-revolution.

 

WOODWARD GIRLS WEEK

Hoopla Skateboards has partnered with Woodward Tahoe for their first ever "Girls Week" this summer. Join Hoopla riders, Mimi Knoop, Alana Smith, and Samarria Brevard for a week of skating and hanging out at beautiful lake tahoe! Girls Skate Network and Mahfia TV will also be there helping to document the fun.

 

Sign up now and enter the promo code "hoopla2014" for $50 off and for the chance to win some hoopla goodies! For more info and to secure your spot, visit the woodward tahoe site here.

X Games Austin is right around the corner. We are excited to announce that this year the Women’s Skateboard Street contest field will be increased to 12 invited athletes!

Visit actionspotsalliance.com to see list of invited Womens Skateboard Street athletes for Austin 2014!

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The 3rd annual Girls Skate Camp is back! This Summer from July 28th to August 1st, a week long residential skate camp just for girls. Open to girls of all ages and abilities – its your chance to visit a whole bunch of different skateparks and learn from sponsored riders like Dora Horvath (Rogue, Roam And Seek) in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Based in the UK (near Birmingham) – the last two years have seen girls come from all over the country as well as a bunch of other European countries to take part, visit new parks, make new friends, learn new tricks and have a lot of laughs! We’re also very lucky to have such cool sponsors supporting the camp and all girls will receive a great goodybag of product thank to them (Hoopla, Rockstar Bearings, Rokeo, Rapanui, ShoeGoo, She Shreds, Rogue, F Riders Inc, Roam And Seek, Femipleasure, Tech Deck, Pommie Grommet and Brahboys). WOW! So whether you come by yourself or grab your friends – we’ll see you in the Summer – for the best holiday ever – a skateboard adventure!

We’ve also reduced the price this year to make it even easier for girls to get involved – but its still all inclusive – meaning that all your accommodation, food, drink, skatepark entry, pro riders, free goodies etc is all included – all week! (We’ve also got tasty new caterers this year who cook up delicious stuff!) (You can also now pay in small chunks to make it easier for parents or those who have to save up their own pay cheques!)

For girls coming from abroad – it’s easiest to try and get your flights to Birmingham – but if you do come to London then its just a 2 hour direct train journey away. Get in touch if you need help with travel plans.

Super excited because the last two years have always been the highlight of the Summer and you can check out previous videos and galleries on the website here. Keep an eye on the Rubicon Girl website for latest news and we’ll be announcing the next pro rider soon.

Sign up here.

Rubicon Skate Camp
http://www.camprubicon.com/girls-skate-camp-2014/

 

 

"Underexposed: A Women's Skateboarding Documentary" is now available on iTunes! 

Professional skateboarder Amelia Brodka examines the skateboarding industry's approach to how it markets, promotes and supports women in its sport. Underexposed explores the past, present and future of women's skateboarding. It focuses on the current uprise of female skaters by featuring footage of girls ripping all over the world. The film couples skate footage with interviews from the top marketing and media professionals of the skateboarding industry. Interviews include the heads of Thrasher, TransWorld, Etnies, Toy Machine, SkateOne and Hoopla. By exploring the business side of skateboarding, Underexposed seeks to figure out how to generate more opportunities for women in skateboarding. 

Get it on iTunes now!

 

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