Lizzie Armanto - Complete video.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Another great video of the Van Doren Invitational from Colin H. Clark. This time it's all about Lizzie Armanto who took 1st place and took home a check for $5,000.

Congrats Lizzie and thanks again to Colin for sharing with us!

Women's Bowl Ripping at Van Doren Invitational Video.

Video by Colin H. Clark

Well known skate filmer Colin H. Clark, has done it again - a rad video of the women's bowl event yesterday at the Van Doren Invitational at the US Open in Huntington Beach and he's agreed to share it with us here on the GN4LW site.   SO STOKED!

Follow him for more rad skate footage on his YouTube channel and his Instagram

Huge thanks to Colin!

Lizzie Armanto at Van Doren Invitational.

 Photos: Cindy Whitehead

Lizzie Armanto was on fire at the Van Doren Invitational. Check out this sequence of her frontside finger flip to tail.  The girls event at the US Open was insane. More posts to come!

Who's Rad? Zoe Mcdougall.

Photo: Jack McDaniel
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We kept seeing pics of this young rad surfer on one of her sponsors instagram page (iheartpompom) and just had to know who she was... Turns out she has a following of her own. Zoe Mcdougall recently took 4th in the open girls division of the NSSA Nationals in Huntington beach and will also be competing in the  Vans US Open Jr. Pro - kind of a huge deal! Besides being an awesome surfer, Zoe is a true professional, she's out there promoting her sponsors, answering emails (from people like us!) and doing all the other stuff that makes a pro career happen for a young surfer. Keep your eye on this talented young shredder!

 Who's rad?    Zoe Mcdougall

Age?    14

Home is?    North shore, Oahu

How Long Have You Been Surfing?     My whole life

What about skateboarding?   It's a rare sight to see me on a skateboard - but cruise I guess

Girls who surf that inspire YOU?    Stephanie Gilmore, Coco Ho, and Tyler Wright are a few of my favorites for Talent and Personalities.

Favorite place you've ever surfed?          Sunset, Vland or Lowers

Favorite Tricks/maneuvers?         Blowtails and tailslides are fun


Clif BarSanuk footwear,  C2O coconut water,  Smith OpticsJonesea wetsuits and POM POM surfwax

Anything else you’d like to tell us about how you got started surfing?

The North Shore is world famous for it’s waves and both my parents are surfers so I didn’t really have a choice.

Three Things You Don't Know About Me...

1. I enjoy playing the Ukulele in my free time

2. I also love free diving and cave diving I do that whenever the waves are flat

3. I have a journal that I write in nearly every day, its a great way to pass time when i’m traveling or bored.

What’s Next ?

I just recently competed in Surfing America Nationals at Lower Trestles and got third in the under 18 division, I also got forth in the open girls division of NSSA Nationals which was at Huntington Beach. My next event is the US Open Jr Pro at Huntington. After that I have the Supergirl QS at Oceanside Pier.

Make sure you follow Zoe at: 


INSTAGRAM:   @Zoe_Mcdougall


Beverly Flood Riding for XS x GN4LW at Van Doren Invitational!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Photo: Ian Logan


XS Helmets and Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word are proud to announce that pro skater Beverly Flood  will be wearing the brand new helmet collab when she competes today in the Van Doren Invitational at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach!

Come by the bowl at 4 PM to see the action & cheer Beverly on!