The Poseiden Foundation went on their "Hope Campaign Argentina 2012" tour with a mission to help youth access the universal dreams, goals, and desires we so easily take for granted. They not only offered an opportunity to understand how to attain goals through passion, dedication, and preseverance, but also provided access to resources in and outside their own communities.  Founder Micaela Ramirez along with professionals Mimi Knoop, Lorena Lima, Jessica Florencio, Eliana Sosco, Milton Martinez and friends inspired and empowered children of Argentina during their 2 week tour with Girls Assault.  Visit for the trip recap and more information.


Also visit for Mimi Knoop's photo diary of the trip.



Last year 3 new riders joined the Rogue team - we thought what better way than to help them get to know each other than organise a tour.

It was a good plan in thought but perhaps October was not the wisest of choices in the UK - weather wise!! Of course it turned out to be the coldest and wettest part of the year but putting a brave face on it the girls valiantly trouped out and we were able to capture enough footage to put a short edit together.

The riders were Dora Horvath who absolutely smashed every park she set foot in, Georgina Winter, Claire Thompson - the youngest and and one of the most promising female riders in the UK and Caitlin Robinson Mawhood - another young ripper. The team were also joined by long time friend Emma Richardson, new face on the block (and one to watch!) Camilla Mullins and Kerri Dennis.

The tour didn't have the best start, with what seemed to be scooters from hell at Ealing - however the group of girls who waited for more than four hours to meet the riders more than made up for it. Thanks to Ealing Skate Park Association for getting behind it! - Jenna Selby

Global XGames

The Alliance is proud to announce that ESPN's X Games will be adding in two new women's skateboarding contests for 2013! One women's street contest (Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil stop) and one women's park contest (Barcelona, Spain stop) will be added to the Global X calendar along with the pre-existing women's street contest at X Games LA in August. We will be working closely with ESPN, California Productions, and our invite committees on planning, formats, and athlete selection for these events. Check back soon for more details!

From the ESPN site: "Four-time X Games gold-medalist skateboarder Cara-Beth Burnside said it should give women more incentive to push the sport. "There are so many girls out there skating right now, and transition skating is a huge part of what they are skating," Burnside said".

Women's skateboard event dates/locations for Global X Games 2013:

Women's Street - April 18-21st: Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Women's Park - May 16-19th: Barcelona, Spain

Women Street - Aug. 1-4th: Los Angeles, California - USA

Congratulations to Leticia Bufoni and Lizzie Armanto for both finishing in 1st place overall 3 years in a row!


Rank Name Country France Italy UK Mystic X Games Total Best 3
1 Leticia Bufoni BRA 1000 1000 1000 900 900 4800 3000
2 Alexis Sablone USA 0 0 800 1000 1000 2800 2800
3 Lacey Baker USA 0 0 900 800 700 2400 2400
4 Anita Avelo Almonte IT 600 750 650 475  0 2475  2000
4 Bia Sondre BRA 700  550  650  1900  1900 
6 Aura Bredart BE 900  750  1650  1650 
7 Julia Bruecker AT 700  900  1600  1600 
8 Emma Fastesson SE 750  750  1500  1500 
9 Candy Jacobs AT 800  600  1400  1400 
10 Evelien Boulliart BEL 800  500  1300  1300 
11 Kate Shengeliya RU 650  500  1150  1150 
12 Rachel Reihhard USA 800  800  800 
13 Danielle Gallacher UK 375  750  750 
13 Marisa Dal Santo USA 750  750  750 
15 Lucy Adams UK 700  700  700 
15 Vanessa Torres USA 700  700  700 
17 Elissa Steamer USA 650  650  650 
18 Miho Kazama JPN 600  600  600 
18 Klara Kasparova RUS 600  600  600 
20 Tonje Pederson NO 550  550  550 
20 Petra Hrasova RUS 550  550  550 
20 Amy Caron USA 550  550  550 
23 Charlotte Hym FR 500  500  500 
23 Zoe Kings UK 500  500  500 
25 Heloise Wahelet BE 475  475  475 
25 Becky Jacques UK 475  475  475 
25 Jessica Florencio BRA 0 0 0 0 475 475 475
28 Lois Pendelebury UK 450  450  450 
28 Chihiro Uchida JPN 450  450  450 
30 Sarah Meurle SE 425  425  425 
30 Charlotte Thatcher UK 425  425  425 
32 Marie Debbadie FR 400  400  400 
32 Aleks Mazurkiewicz UK 400  400  400 
34 Vanessa Bonilla USA 375  375  375 
35 Lisa Jacob FR 350  350  350 
35 Wings Chan CHINA 350  350  350 
37 Marion Femande FR 325  325  325 
37 Ayumi Watanabe UK  0 325  325  325 
39 Lucinda Debyshire UK 0 300  300  300 
40 Mimi Carter UK 0 0 275  275  275 


Rank Name Country Pier Park Rocky Mt. Brauch Total Best 3
1 Lizzie Armanto USA 1000 1000 1000 3000 3000
2 Justyce Tabor USA  900  750  750  2400  240 
3 Abby Zsarnay USA  800  650  700  2150  2150 
4 AmeeJay Papalera USA  700  600  500  1800  1800 
4 Allysha Bergado USA  900  800  1700  1700 
6 Nicole Noller USA  750  550  375  1675  1675 
7 Amelia Brodka USA  700  550  1250  1250 
8 Juz Lynn Kindstrand USA  900  900  900 
9 Lyn-z Adams Pastrana USA  800  800  800 
10 Julie Westfall USA  650  650  650 
10 Arianna Carmona USA  650  650  650 
12 Colette Peterson USA  600  600  600 
12 Katherine Folsom USA  600  600  600 
14 Livi Molodyh USA  550  550  550 
15 Spencer Breaux USA  500  500  500 
16 Halle Gonzalez USA  475  475  475 
16 Evelyn Abad USA  475  475  475 
18 Franziska Stolz SUI 450  450  450 
18 Alex Harper USA  450  450  450 
20 Shannon Davis USA  425  425  425 
20 Bryce Wettstein USA  425  425  425 
22 Sarah Thmpson USA  400  400  400 
23 Patty Fung USA  350  350  350 
24 Jordyn Baratt USA  325  325  325 
25 Beverly Flood USA  300  300  300 
26 Kayla Caballero USA  275  275  275 
27 Cara Lawson USA  250  250  250 
28 Katarina Arlid USA  225  225  225 
29 Faydra Rose USA  200  200  200 
30 Tarryn Ross USA  190  190  190 

Cooler Magazine just posted a Pro Chat with Mimi Knoop!

"I think these new media outlets and magazines are great for the girls when they come around. But I wouldn’t suggest waiting around for them to give us exposure – we all need to take our own initiative and promote / market ourselves."

Read full artile at!

NOVEMBER 3, 2012

1. Alana Smith - McTwist ($1000)

1. Lizzie Armanto ($1000)
2. Alana Smith ($700)
3. Allysha Bergado ($500)
4. Nora Vasconcellos ($400)
5. Amelia Brodka ($300)
6. Julz Lynn ($100)

1. Julz Lynn ($1000)
2. Nora Vasconcellos ($700)
3. Allysha Bergado ($500)
4. Lizzie Armanto ($400)
5. Amelia Brodka ($300)
6. Abby Zsarnay ($100)
7. Hunter Long
8. AmmeJay Papelera
9. Mandy Esch
10. Jean Rusen

Arianna Carmona (1 Week at Woodward West)

1. Arianna Carmona
2. Sarah Thompson
3. Bryce Ava Wettstein
4. Spencer Breaux
5. Annika Vrklan

1. Arianna Carmona
2. Mikayla Sheppard
3. Pauline Branom
4. Sarah Thompson
5. Bryce Ava Wettstein
6. Annika Vrklan
7. Brittney Conrad
8. Spencer Breaux
9. Cheryl Jumau-As
10. Julie Westfall
11. Cameron Campbell



"Photographer, skateboarder and named one of action sports' most influential women by Transworld, Jenna Selby still manages to fit in writing, filming, running her own skateboard company, oh and organising the odd event or two. To say that Jenna does it all would be an understatement, but what's particularly endearing about this very mellow lady is her commitment to pushing women's skateboarding; and to do it without going down the tired old route of slapping flowers and pink banners on everything."

Read full interview at!

Mahfia TV

MAHFIA.COM, a digital hub for female action sports culture and lifestyle announces MAHFIA.TV, a web based TV channel featuring original content for women’s skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing and wakeboarding.


MAHFIA TV viewers will be immersed into the lives of the MAHFIA team and friends with an exclusive perspective as they travel the globe “killin it softly.” New episodes will premiere weekly.


Check out MAHFIA.TV now!

Huck Magazine Anywhere Road Exhibition

HUCK has teamed up with Copson St for new photography exhibition, Anywhere Road, at 71a gallery on Leonard St, London UK from October 25-29, 2012.


Also supported by DC and Nikita, it presents photos that cut to the core of skateboarding life by girls who skate.


It features photos from Maria Falbo, Jenna Selby, Alana Paterson, Sarah Meurle, Sophie Allen, Lisa Kindberg, Michelle Pezel and Louisa Menke.

For more info visit



"Inspired by a resurgent skate community and a series of exciting projects, we dispatched our Culture Correspondent Nina Hoogstraate to investigate the other side of skateboarding – the women. Were they (as with other sports) sidelined as per tradition, or did skateboarding offer a forward-thinking and equality-driven environment in which sportsmen and women compete and practice side-by side? We’ll find out as the week unfolds and we talk to the boardwomen who skate, dream and inspire…" - Planet Notion


Links to interviews below:

Amelia Brodka, born in Poland but raised in the US, a full time skateboarder and documentary film-maker behind ‘Underexposed’, the story of how women in skateboarding are not as widely publicized as male skateboarders in the industry. Nina Hoogstraate talked to Amelia about her introduction to skateboarding, her inspiration to make the film, and how the industry is changing.

Jenna Selby is a British skateboarder, documentary filmmaker and founder of Rogue Skateboards. Back in 2008 she created the first European female skate film called ‘As If, And What?’ and is now working on a second film, ‘Scratch the Surface’ which will focus on established riders as well as girls who are part of the emerging skate scenes in countries such as Afghanistan, China and Russia. Jenna talks to us about her experiences when she first started; founding her label Rogue Skateboards, and the mums’ that are getting more excited about riding a skateboard than their kids.

Editor of Sidewalk Magazine, Ben talks about his experience with women in the skateboarding industry, and gives us a guy’s perspective on women in skateboarding.

Mimi Knoop: professional skateboarder, artist, co-founder of hoopla skateboards and The Alliance, and 5 time X Games medal winner. This girl has it all! She chats to us about getting recognition as a female skateboarder, her and Cara-Beth Burnside’s success (personal and professional), and encouraging women and girls to pick up a skateboard to make the movement of women skateboarders larger and acknowledged properly!

Lisa is an American skateboarder and founder of the Girls Skate Network, a website where you can find all things about women in skateboarding. Lisa explains the origins and purpose of the website, her childhood and skateboarding, as well as giving her opinions as to why the industry is growing to support women more, and how and why women and men have different coverage.

Frauke Meyn and Erika Kinast from Skateistan talk local skateshops giving them discounts, skateboarding as a tool for development and the changes they have seen with girls/women in skateboarding. Frauke is the programs manager at Skateistan; based in Berlin, she first began working at Skateistan as a volunteer in Kabul. She followed that up by devoting another 6 months at Skateistan Cambodia as the project advisor. She now works for Skateistan full time and has been involved and active in boardsports for 10 years. Erika first got involved with skateboarding in 2004, and she put her good skills and knowledge to use in Skateistan in Afghanistan, working as a volunteer. She is a born Canadian but is now based in Berlin, working as the fundraising coordinator at Skateistan whilst completing her MA in English Language, Literature and Culture.


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