photos by Clarkie
Abbey Whitney #2
Vs. Girls REAL
SKATE's Abbey Whitney, speaks out on the controversy and bias some
feel about female skateboarders.
Whizz-Kid by Brian
with Elissa at ASR, '99
by Clarkie - A four-day trip with Elissa Steamer
pics posted 8/20/05
Girl skaters needed
for photo shoot - (posted 4/4/07)
Date: Apr 3, 2007 3:06 PMThe LOS ANGELES TIMES is currently looking
(5 to 6) So-Cal Amateur Skater Girls (able to wear other brands)
i.e - not professional
Ages: 15 to 18
For a Photo Shoot in L.A. TIMES Magazine
*Shoot will take place at a So-Cal Skate Park
**Must be able to skate street
Contact Cherie Whyte at MKM if you are interested... QUICK!!
Don't Call Me Dude
Girl skate jam coming up, click here
for more info. (posted 8/18)
Zine Review - by Clarkie
The Lurking Fear - Meghan McGuire
I must say that right off the bat, my first impression
was Ahhhhhhhh it's legible! In fact it's the most legible
zines I've ever seen. Being a typesetter/layout artist myself
I always notice that kind of stuff. It's done very well, with
only one page too close to the edge, which can be a problem
with photo copying.
Meghan does a great job with content. All the
content for her first issue is her own to get the zine started.
She has already received submissions from others that will
comprise her second and subsequent issues. She gets around,
which is always a good thing for content. She holds a very
good interview with Vanessa Torres, park reviews in Melbourne,
Australia, features on Cara-Beth Burnside and Lacy Baker,
coverage of the recent Wicked Wahine girls contest and all
complete with excellent photos. The Lurking Fear is
not a "girls skateboarding zine" but a zine that
mainly features girls skateboarding, travel, art, and hopefully
some music and surfing stuff in the future.
Meghan has been skating for 9+ years all over Oregon and
the West Coast. Though she "lurks about" home is
in Ashland, OR. She also surfs, and is into art and design.
The Lurking Fear is distributed in Australia and all
over the US. Submissions are gladly accepted and may include
skatepark info, skateboarding anecdotes and photos, funny
stuff, band reviews, art, and surfing stories or whatever
else anyone wants to submit.
To get your copy or to send submissions, please contact Meghan
meghanmcguire (at) gmail.com
Meghan thank you for putting a great zine out there, and
for doing it well. This first issue is a major tribute to
female skaters and more of that is needed. I really like it!
|Girls will be girls, and on February 18th, they
will be ripping up Venice!
Wicked Wahine is excited to announce the first event for 2006.
The "Skatie Hawkins" jam will not only have a standard,
female only session, it will also allow the women to team up
with another skater of their choice; man, woman or beast, to
compete for a "couples prize." The Skate Park Association
of the United States of America (SPAUSA) has offered us the
use of their mini-ramp, located in beautiful, downtown Venice.
Partial after-cost proceeds will be donated directly to SPAUSA
to help with the maintenance of the skate ramp and in the continuing
support that the organization offers skateboarders of all levels.
The plan for the day is simple - food, drinks, live entertainment,
skate vendors and of course, the ladies ripping up the mini.
Women of all ages and divisions will be competing for a "winner-take-all"
cash prize purse. The couples/doubles session is certain to
draw a crowd as teams of all skill levels snake each other to
take top honors and some very unique prizes. As with all of
the Wicked Wahine events, this one could only happen with the
support of the following sponsors: SPAUSA, VSA, Bulldog Skates,
Z-Sports Distribution, Lefty's, Kronik Energy Drink, Grindking
Trucks, Tunnel Skateboards, Concrete Disciples, Cool Girls Skateboards,
Stifle Clothing, Concrete Divas and more yet to contribute.
X-Games '05 Women's Street Winners
Blood, Sweat, and First Aid!
1st Elissa Steamer
2nd Evelien Bouilliart (right)
3rd Marissa Del Santo (left)
photo by Steve Cave
Wicked Wahine Bowl
1st - Apryl Woodcock $1,000.00
2nd - Annie Sullivan $800.00
3rd - Holly Lyons $600.00
4th - Nicole Zuck $400.00
5th - Mandy Esch $200.00
Best Trick $250 - Apryl Woodcock (Miller Flip)
1st - Vanessa Torres $1,000.00
2nd - Amy Caron $800.00
3rd - Elissa Steamer $600.00
4th - Lacey Baker $400.00
5th - Ariel Lockshaw $200.00
Best Trick $250 - Elissa Steamer (Switch crooked grind across the
1st - Julie Kindstrand
2nd - Lexi Barclay
3rd - Felicity Corral
4th - Chelsea Olsen
5th - Gwen Marcus
1st - Amelia Rose McCoy
2nd - Chelsea Olsen
3rd - Lexi Barclay
4th - Linsay Wilendorf
5th - Amber Harmon
1st - Alize Montes (6yr)
2nd - Carly Nelson
3rd - Candice Cooper
4th - Cassidy Marmion
5th - Anna Gault
Hardest Slam - Kenna Gallagher
Most Stylish Skater - Michelle Buck
The Teenie Girlie Surf
& Skate Camp
Girlie Camps has started a new concept
and will be opening the doors now for their little sisters. From
this summer on some of the Girlie Camps will also be welcoming girls
between 11-15 years-old.
Girlie Camps organizes Snow, Surf
and Skate Camps all over Europe for girls only. No matter what level
of riding you are, Girlie Camps welcome you for an unforgettable
week of fun and riding! You will meet other girls from all around
the world, share your passion for the board sports and make friends
Girlie Teenie Camps are working on
a same basis as the Girlie Camps. The normal Teenie Girlie week
consists of surf coaching every day by professional teachers and
side activities such as sightseeing, beach games, yoga etc.
You will also get your chance to meet
your surf and skate idols from our sponsors Roxy and Etnies, as
their pro-riders will also be around giving you tips and helping
you to progress.
Depending on the Camp you choose,
the accommodation is offered either in hotels or apartments. As
a bonus you will also receive a nice goodie bag from our sponsors,
Roxy, Etnies and Dakine, full of great products!
As a Teenie Girlie you don't have
to worry about food or anything, everything is there ready waiting
for you to come and enjoy a great holiday! The girls will be well
taken care of by an adult who will be there for you at any time
of the day.
Four weeks of Teenie Girlie Camps will
be held this summer in both surfing and skateboarding. Next year
also some of the Girlie Snow Camps will be open for teenies, during
the vacation times.
For more information and the dates of the Girlie Camps and the Teenie
Girlie Camps, go to www.girliecamps.com
For bookings and camp information contact:
For Media and PR :
ALL GIRL SKATE JAM
to be Part of 48 Stops on
Vans Warped Tour 2005
Mark your calendars, Thursday June 30th, 2005 the All Girl Skate
Jam (AGSJ) will be at the San Diego Coors Ampitheatre from 10 a.m.
4 p.m. San Diego is just one of 48 stops for the AGSJ on
the Vans Warped Tour.
The best female amateur and pro mini-ramp
skateboarders from around the world will be under one roof to compete
in the AGSJ summer 2005 event. Join us as some of the world's greatest
athletes compete for incredible prizes in one of today's fastest
growing sports. Sanctioned by the International Girls Skateboarding
Association (IGSA), the International Girls World Championship of
Skateboarding will feature three divisions Grom (10 & under),
Amateur, and a Pro demo.
All Girl Skate Jam enables girls of
all ages and abilities to participate. The biggest names in am/pro
skateboarding such as Cara-Beth Burnside, Jessica Starkweather,
Nicole Zuch, Heidi Fitzgerald, Kim Peterson, Mimi Knoop, Holly Lyons,
Vanessa Torres, Apryl Woodcock, Sasha La Rochelle and many more
will be skating it out for top prizes! Also be sure to look out
for rising up and comers in the amateur division;, Becky Syracopoulos
and Felicity Corral, who will be sure to wow the audience.
Another highlight of the event, will be
the AGSJ Fashion Show. Skateboard and action sports' models will
cruise the flat bottom of the mini-ramp displaying the newest, most
innovative and revolutionary look in skateboard fashion.
Throughout the day, the AGSJ booth
will be rocking with fun events and happenings. Anyone can learn
how to ollie by participating in one of the AGSJ daily skateboard
clinics. Skateboard lessons will be available in all 48 cities!
Pre-register for skateboard lessons at www.allgirlskatejam.com.
In addition, test your luck on the AGSJ "Spin Wheel" where
only one dollar and one spin will give you the chance to win fabulous
skateboard equipment/apparel, prizes worth hundreds of dollars.
The festival atmosphere of the Vans
Warped Tour combines punk music with skateboarding all in one arena.
Visit www.warpedtour.com for a complete listing of events.
AGSJ Tour sponsors include Vans, Girlz Garage, Cytomax, Flexfit,
Woody's Halfpipe Skateshop (Atlanta,GA), Naked Bean, Randoms, Happy
Campers, Nixon, Chorus, Soda Sunglasses, Bust Magazine, Surf Life
for Women, Carver Skateboards, Rainbow, Woodstock Pizza, Claire's,
The Bikini Room, Wahoos, Erlik, Beck(y), KUSI TV, 94.1 Radio, Pacific
Coast Web Casting, IGSA, What Design, and Royal Order.
Footage from the All Girl Skate Jam
will be aired on various TV networks such as ESPN, FOX FUEL TV-
(GKA), PLANET-X TV & X CORP TV, TELEMUNDO TV - ADRENALINA and
FOX SPORTS NET- FUSION, CONCRETE WAVE TV. Airdates will be announced
The concept of the original All Girl
Skate Jam originated in 1990 when founder Patty Segovia organized
an All Girl Skate Jam demo in Reno, Nevada. Since then Segovia,
an established female action sports photographer, has gone onto
hold numerous AGSJ events worldwide. In 1999, Segovia began her
first AGSJ skate and surf camp that thrives today in Southern California.
You can get more information regarding camps on the website.
Part of the tour's proceeds will be
donated to Mental Health that benefits those who suffer from mental
illness and provide funding for ongoing research.
For additional information, directions
and more, log on to www.allgirlskatejam.com
Pro Skater Judi Oyama Opens New Design
Business, "Maximum Impact"
||Women's slalom competitor Judi Oyama,
(currently second in the US and fourth in the world) has opened
her own graphic design business. Judi has had many years of
experience creating ads and logos for well known companies.
"Maximum Impact has worked with Billabong, Sessions, Electronic
Arts, Santa Cruz Surf and Skateboards, Hotline Wetsuits and
many other well known brands. We've created everything from
stickers, advertising, logo's, packaging, signage and tradeshow
booths to forecasting the lastest color trends to styling for
American Express commercials." Please visit her website.
Op Girls Learn To Ride
Announces 2005 Skateboarding Clinic Schedule
Instructor Certification Program For Women and Girl-Specific
Skateboard Line New in 2005
LAGUNA BEACH (May 2, 2005)Op Girls Learn To Ride (Op GLTR),
the original series of action sports instructional clinics for females,
today announced its 2005 skateboarding schedule of events. Op GLTR,
now entering its sixth year, has assembled 30 skateboarding clinics
from May through November, as the overall series expands to include
over 200 action sports clinics and camps in the U.S. and Canada
this year in seven different sports. This year, Op GLTR will also
work with our head instructor, skateboarder Lisa Whitaker, to offer
an instructor certification program for women who want to learn
how to become skateboarding instructors. Whitaker is best known
for the Villa Villa Cola and Thesideproject.com.
Op Girls Learn To Ride skateboarding
clinics will be taught by top female skaters, including Amy Caron,
Van Nguyen, Ariel Lockshaw and Holly Lyons. Presenting sponsor Teen
Vogue will provide marketing and promotions support and outreach
to a broad mainstream audience of young girls, and supporting sponsor
etnies Girl will help create promotions and special events online,
at retail and in its flagship skatepark in Lake Forest, Calif. etnies
Girl will also bring out their female team riders, including Lauren
Perkins and Elissa Steamer, to select locations to meet the girls.
In addition, Cherry Skateboards
and Op Girls Learn To Ride have created a skateboard designed for
girls who are learning to skate. The boards, which have a flatter
tail and are small and light for easier control, will be available
in three sizes: 7.13x28.88, 7.25x29.88 and 7.38x30.88. The boards
will be available for purchase online at www.opgirlslearntoride.com
and at several skate parks throughout the country. For a schedule
and more info go to opgirlslearntoride.com
Villa Villa Cola Video Screening in NYC
Please tell your pals who live in New
York City who are looking for a good time....we hope you can
come out tonight for this delight! If you can't make it tonight
perhaps you will be able to make it to one of the other fine nights
of the New York Underground Film Festival...
Element Skateboards presents:
A Villa Villa Cola Video
"Getting Nowhere Faster"
New York Underground Film Festival
Special DVD Release Screening - FREE
March 10th à 6:15pm
Anthology Film Archives
Maya Deren Theater
32 2nd Ave @ 2nd Street
Despite the fact that skateboardings most recent mainstream
incarnation has been the most widespread yet, there are still pockets
of the subculture that go virtually unknown to outsiders. Ladies
and gentlemen, meet Villa Villa Cola.
Over the past ten years VVC
has been a unique factor in a growing community of girl skateboarders.
Using the traditional tools of zines, videos and skateboard road
trips, the self-proclaimed "tidy shred getters" have grown
in number and reckoning power with their own flavor and stylings,
promoting not just themselves but girls in skateboarding generally.
"Getting Nowhere Faster"
brings to light the elusive and mysterious underworld of female
skateboarders. The project features skateboarding from the most
talented group of females ever assembled including professional
street skaters, vert pioneers, and X Games champions: Vanessa Torres,
Amy Caron, Cara Beth Burnside, Elizabeth Nitu, Faye Jaime, Stefanie
Thomas, Kenna Gallagher, Alex White, Patiane Freitas, "Nugget",
Lauren Mollica, Van Nguyen, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, Jen OBrien,
and many more!
Please join us for this special
DVD release screening as part of the majestic New York Underground
Film Festival on March 10th at 6:15 pm. This will be the one and
only NY screening of Getting Nowhere Faster. Best of all its
FREE! For more information visit: http://www.nyuff.com/2005
Wicked Wahine Bowl Series #2
Wicked Wahine Bowl Series #2 "My Bloody Valentine"
Kelly Bellmar's backyard pool
Feb. 19th @ high noon
20 gnarly girls will be ripping up the pool. $$$ for Longest Grind,
Best Trick and Overall.
Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as you can. Bring money
for food, beer and DONATIONS.
Check out the link. Judi Oyama sent them
some pics of herself skating back in the day. Check out the background,
you'll see Steve Caballero, about 14 years of age! Judi was ripping
all around little Stevie! (Sorry to date you Judi!) Judi holds the
title of 2003 Women's World Slalom Champion. We will be featuring
Judi in the near future. (posted 12/16)
"Getting Nowhere Faster The Untold
(Click graphic for a peek at the
For for Info, please contact
Villa Villa Cola's Website
Element and Villa Villa Cola Premieres:
"Getting Nowhere Faster" The Untold Story of Female
Skaters Thursday December 2nd 7:30pm at the Roxie
Theatre in San Francisco
3117 16th street between Valencia and Guerrero
Admission $8 at the door
Saturday December 4th Grand Events
1-5pm Villa Villa Cola art show and cake walk
509 Cultural Center
509 Ellis between Leavenworth and Hyde
All other events at the Tenderloin Playground
(across the street from 509 Cultural Center)
1-2pmSkateboarding instruction for skaters of the female
variety (Bring your own board and helmet if you can as supplies
2-5pmSkate demo by top female professionals plus free
skate for all
Sisterz of the
Presented by the Luggage
ROYAL ORDER ALL GIRL
SKATE JAM IXX (AGSJ)
Pro-Invitational Cement Bowl Contest to take place in OAHU, HAWAII
DECEMBER 4th, 2004 (Month of Vans Triple Crown of Surfing).
Encinitas, CA.The All Girl Skate
Jam continues in its 7th year of premiere pro and amateur skateboard
contests. The world's TEN top professional women will be flown to
Hawaii courtesy of AGSJ to skate in this history-making event.
This year's event will include a Pro Invitational
Cement Bowl as well as two mini ramp contests. This is a new private
state-of-the-art bowl and media and athletes must be invited. The
Pro-Invitational will be featuring top Pro Female Skaters such as:
Cara-Beth Burnside, Elissa Steamer, Jen O'Brien, Cnaan Omer, Holly
Lyons, Mimi Knoop, Isabelle Caudle, Amber Cangilose, Nicole Zuck,
Heidi Fitzgerald and Kim Peterson. The mini-ramp contests will consist
of pros and amateurs of all ages and they will compete in each of
the following divisions (grom, amateur, pros) jam style format where
five girls skate at the same time, dropping in when they can and
creating their best runs. We are honored to have the legendary Jay
Adams, Peggy Oki, and Tony Alva as tandem MCees at the event!
The event will be aired on GKA Fuel TV
(legendary snowboarder Tina Basich TV hostess will be on site),
Adrenalina Telemundo, Concrete Wave (Canada), Project Detention
Fuel TV, ESPN Summer X-Games and Winter X-Games jumbotron, and UK
CH 4. Local TV stations from Hawaii will be attending the event.
Pacific Coast Webcasting is providing full video coverage of the
event including streaming video clips on the web.
Sponsors to date include Title sponsor
Royal Order, presenting sponsor Cholos Restaurant, AGSJ Clothing,
Chorus Skateboards, FlowLab, Alva Skateboards, SMS text messaging,
Paper Magazine, Pacific Coast Webcasting, and Z-Cult.
An AGSJ Luau and Press Party at the Turtle
Bay Resort Sand Bar Restaurant will take place the night prior to
the AGSJ Dec 3rd, Friday evening. This will be a great opportunity
for the press to meet and interview the athletes. Saturday Dec.
4th following the AGSJ, a VIP Party hosted by Cholos Restaurant
in Haleiwa will take place. Video footage of the day's event will
be viewed on the TV screens throughout the bar.
GirlParts, an original rock band based
out of Atlanta, GA has influences ranging from jazz to heavy metal
coming together to make driving beats, memorable riffs, and burning
guitar solos. The music would be described as Pop/punk/rock and
we are stoked to have them at the event.
The All Girl Skate Jam was started in
1990 by soul skater and photographer, Patty Segovia. The AGSJ has
become the premier contest of its kind for girls. It has expanded
from local venues to multiple events around the world. The idea
for the All Girl Skate Jam can be traced back to 1990, when Segovia
organized the first female All Girl Skate Jam demo in Reno, Nevada.
Almost seven years later, after graduating from the University of
California Santa Barbara, she saw that her female skateboarding
friends were still not getting the recognition they deserved. Patty
decided there was a void that needed to be filled. She pooled her
resources from the action sports world, called every skateboarder
she knew, and the All Girl Skate Jam was born.
Depending on the location of the event,
anywhere from 50 to 100 girls compete in each AGSJ. Staying true
to its motto "All ages, All abilities, All Girls," the
All Girl Skate Jam will draw a phenomenal number of both amateur
and pro skaters from around the world. Last year on Fourth of July
weekend at Oceanside Pier, the girls competed with record breaking
foot-traffic of over 500,000 throughout a 3-day weekend.
Originally an annual event, the AGSJ has
grown to have multiple events in various locations such as Rhode
Island, Hawaii, Spain, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles,
Venice Beach, Puerto Rico and more. Segovia hopes to reach more
and more skateboarding girls and women around the globe by making
the event accessible to them.
Approximately 20 pro girls compete consistently,
traveling the country to vie for anywhere from $5,000-$7,500 in
cash prizes. Amateur's of all abilities compete for thousands of
dollars in product prizes and are often excited about being on TV.
July 26th, 2004 Time Magazine article
quoted Patty Segovia, "If girls don't have clothing and equipment
designed for them, it just adds to the sense that they don't belong."
According to the National Sporting Goods Association there were
1.9 million women skateboarders last year, an increase of more than
25% since 1999. Female skateboarding is on the rise.
The All Girl Skate Jam donates proceeds
from each event to Cornucopia. This benefits people who suffer from
metal illness and helps spread awareness on mental health.
ALL GIRL SKATEBOARD CONTEST SERIES
The Wicked Wahine Bowl Series is an organized
series of events that are designed to promote girls in skateboarding.
Women of all ages and ability levels will be competing for cash
and prizes in contests to be held at various skateparks across the
United States. The contest terrain will include pools and bowls
of all sizes. The first contest is being held at the highly acclaimed
Glendale Skatepark on September 18th, 2004. Vendors from the local
community as well as the skateboard industry will be on hand providing
products, food and services to spectators and participants. Spectators
will also be able to participate in product raffles and free product
give-aways donated by contest sponsors. For more information and
sponsorship opportunities visit WahineSkate.com.
Skate Like A Girl 4th Annual Event, Aug
are excited to let you know about the 4th Annual Skate Like A Girl
event scheduled for August 1-8 at Olympia's own indoor Capitol City
Last year we drew over 500 people including
spectators and competitors. For this years event, we have added
an all girl week-long skate camp with local female skate instructors.
The weekend line up includes clinics, competitions with live bands,
dj's, sponsor booths, raffle, and demos by sponsored female skaters
(last year the Gallaz team made an appearance).
In the past, our event has drawn skaters
from Vancover BC Canada, to L.A., and as far east as New York. This
year we expect an even bigger crowd and more competitors. For more
info contact us at http://skatelikeagirl.com
Those Crazy Skatin Moms at it Again!
The International Society of Skateboarding Moms,
based in Laguna Beach, CA, is heading to Manhattan for the Mighty
Mama Skate-O-Rama, Saturday June 26. Skateboarding moms and their
supporters will celebrate the first week of summer by gliding into
the Hudson River Park skatepark for a day of shredding ramps as
well as stereotypes. A raffle of cool skate goods will also be offered,
with proceeds going to Rolling for Reading, a literacy program that
puts new and gently-used children's books into the hands of kids
who need them. (Distribution is done on skateboard.) The skateboarding
moms will also be cruising uptown on the 26th for a Rolling for
Reading book distribution, handing out free children's books while
we skatelike rolling Robin Hoods. June 21 is National Go Skateboarding
Day and we plan to celebrate it in various locations throughout
the week. The International Society of Skateboarding Moms (a.k.a.
Moms Who Dare To Have Fun) was founded a year ago on Mother's Day
when journalist-turned-children's author Barb Odanaka (Skateboard
Mom, Putnam, 2004) decided she was tired of being the only mom riding
the skatepark. Now the society has more than 60 active members ages
25 to 80 (yes, 80). We come from across the U.S., Canada, and the
UK and include teachers, marriage counselors, environmental activists,
emergency-room nurses, businesswomen, journalists, homeschoolers,
fitness trainers, Skateboard Moms for John Kerry, "skate-at-home"
moms, and more. Details at www.skateboardmom.com.
For more info on the event, please contact Barb Odanaka at email@example.com
(I've had e-mail problems, so sending copies to both would be greatly
appreciated!) Or simply leave a message on the guest book at the
bottom of the home page at www.skateboardmom.com
Cheers! -Barbara J. Odanaka (posted 6/18)
and Let Ride Girl Skateboarding
Tara Cooper has
done a remarkable job putting together this documentary video on
girl skaters. Tara totally takes you right into the
heart of girl skateboarding through interviews with skaters themselves,
mothers, fans, and even some boys. It's candid and honest, REAL
if you will!
It gives you a peek into the all-female
Skateboard Company from New York. Patty Segovia gives
you a brief history of how the All
Girl Skate Jam came about. There are some parts I found
It features all the female pros at
a recent east coast contest, and you can almost feel the grunts
of their wild display of sick tricks, and gnarly falls. Girls skate
hard and this documentary is living proof.
Tara is offering this video for only
$10.75. I highly recommend it for yourself and suggest stocking
up as gifts for ANY woman interested in the sport of skateboarding.
Let's support Tara so we can keep her out their shooting. This is
an area needing much support and exposure, and not too many people
are doing that. To order "Live and Let Ride" go to:
and search under "documentaries."
Or you may e-mail Tara
for other arrangements.
Tara, thank you so much for sharing this
offer with Gurlz on Boardz; Keep up the good work! Hot damn your
video makes me proud to be a girl! : )
Villa Villa Cola