Friday Wrap-up - Paris, Coffee & The Oscars - All Skate Related.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Paris has said they'd like to include skateboarding in the 2024 Olympic Games.  Now it's up to the International Olympic Committee to decide if they get it.  Paris also wants to include: surfing and sport climbing (which will make an appearance in Tokyo as well) and wait for it ... Breakdancing!  The IOC will consider the proposal and must decide by December 2020. So I guess they plan on seeing how skateboarding does in Tokyo at the 2020 Olympics first - which may be a smart idea. 

This Sunday is the Oscars and MINDING THE GAP is up for Best Documentary. It's been receiving a lot of press lately so you may want to tune in to see if it wins - crossing our fingers!  If you haven't seen this coming of age film, it's a must! Check it out on HULU now.

So... Stumptown Coffee now has a pro skate team and Elissa Steamer is a team rider. They have released this short video trailer for "Breaking the Crust" -  the full-length video will be out next month.  Stumptown has also released a limited cold brew and whole bean coffee, and $1.00 from each bag and can sold, will go back to 3 non-profits - 2 of them being female based; Exposure Skate and Skate Like a Girl. You can also buy a limited edition Stumptown Team Box Set for $29.00

All You Need To Know About The Vans Girls Combi Contest!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Photo Joanne Barratt

It's that time of year - Vans Girls Combi is almost here! This is one of our absolute favorite contests of the year (it's on it's 8th year!) and so fun to see the female amateurs and pro's compete in this iconic pool. Last year the prize purse was equal to the men's for the first time ever ($65,000) and this year is more of the same except it got even bigger it's a $68,000 prize purse! Huge thanks to Vans for doing this!!

** We have not heard yet if this contest will be on a live web feed, but if we hear any news we will update ASAP!

Date:  March 8-9, 2019

Van's Skate Park
20 City Blvd W # A2,
Orange, CA 92868-3103

WCS is inviting the top girl bowl skaters in the world to compete for a prize purse of $68,000.

The event is sanctioned and organized by World Cup Skateboarding.

18 Girls have been invited for both Am Divisions:
*14 and Under and the Open Amateur (15 and Over)
* The contest will feature a best of 3 run format.

Last year’s Pro Champion, Nicole Haus will be advance directly to the finals along with the top 9 qualifying skaters.

*A best of 3 run format will be used in qualifying.
*A best of 4 run format in the final. 24 Girls have been invited.

Friday, March 8 is check in and organized practice.

The comp will start Saturday, March 9 at 9 AM.

**Please refer to the event schedule below.


AM – (14 years of age and under – up to 18 skaters, Age refers to the age as of July 1, 2018.)

1st: $1000
2nd: $600
3rd: $400

AM – (Open Amateur 15 years of age and over– up to 18 skaters)

1st: $1000
2nd: $600
3rd: $400

2019 Pro Purse $65,000 !!!

1st $28,000
2nd $14,000
3rd $7,000

4th $3,500
5th $3,000
6th $2,500
7th $2,000
8th $1,800
9th $1,700
10th $1,600

Event info:

- Free skating is now in effect at the park!

- Guest are welcome.

- Areas closed off for contest is outside street course and combi. There are no bleachers, but chairs will be scattered around

Event Schedule

Friday March. 8, 2019

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Registration and Check in

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Practice Amateurs 14 & Under

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Practice Amateurs 15 & Over

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Practice Pros

Saturday March 9, 2019


Amateur 14 & Under: 20 minute warm-up, – 3 – 40 second runs, best run –Results are final.

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM – Heat 1

9:40 AM – 10:20 AM – Heat 2

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM – Heat 3

Open Am: 20 minute warm-up, – 3 – 40 second runs, best run – Results are final.

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM – Heat 1

11:40 AM – 12:20 PM – Heat 2

12:20 PM – 1:00 PM – Heat 3

Pros: 20 minute warm-up, – 3 – 40 second runs, best run – Top 9 advance to final along with last year’s champion, Nicole Hause.

1:00 PM – 1:40 PM - Heat 1

1:40 PM – 2:20 PM - Heat 2

2:20 PM – 3:00 PM – Heat 3

3:00 PM – 3:40 PM – Heat 4

3:45 PM Pro Finals – best of 4 runs

4:30 PM Awards

*** All info via World Cup Skate

This New Collab Has Dropped And Is Selling out Fast!

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Doyenne Skateboards x Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word collab just launched as part of Doyenne's new Winter Collection and we are so stoked!

The limited edition tee features a picture, circa 1977, of Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word founder, Cindy Whitehead,  screen-printed in lilac on a heavyweight white tee, with the tagline "Women That Made History". When companies like Adobe are using iconic 70's skate images of women like Cindy in their ads without proper credit, this new Doyenne x GN4LW collab tee answers back, firmly placing history where it belongs.

You can order the tee online HERE  and they ship worldwide - so get yours before they sell out!

Support female skateboarding and wear with pride the name of the women that shaped the history of skateboarding.

Giving Back: 10% of the cost of the T-Shirt will be donated to Free Movement SB to support their work for refugees youth through skateboarding and education in Athens.

About Doyenne: Doyenne is a female run company that promotes diversity in skateboarding. Their garments and accessories are ungendered and their mission is to create a bigger space for women, LBGT, POC, and people with disabilities within skateboarding.

We are proud to be doing this collab with a brand whose mission aligns with ours!

P.S.   Doyenne's rad new shop is now open at the Colabs Scotland so if you are near there you must pop in and check it out. It's pretty bitchin and they have apparel, boards, books, magazines and more!

Girls Skate Session At The Cove This Saturday!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The next Girls Skate Session at The Cove is this Saturday, February 16th from 10am - 12pm. The weather forecast looks good for Saturday!! So keep your fingers crossed.

Here is some exciting news!

Starting in March, the Girls Skate Session at the Cove will be held twice a month. Every 1st and third Saturday from 10am - 12pm.

Please help spread the word and remind anyone new to The Cove that they must register in advance as the Parks & Rec office won't be open at this time.


The Cove Skatepark
1401 Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Upcoming Girls Sessions at The Cove:

February 16th
March 2nd
March 16th
April 6th
April 20th

More Skater Girls In A New Music Video.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Check out Smoke Season's new video "Up On Me" that features female skateboarders - Lydia Martinez, Marissa Martinez, Felicia the Sk8r, & Kelly Bentovoja.

Love the look of this video - great job!


Director: Natalie Neal
Producer: Natalie Neal
Editing: Gabby Bianco, Natalie Neal, Jason Rosen
Director of Photography: Sean Bagley
Unit B Cinematographer: Daria Rountree
Camera Intern: Spencer Frazen
Colorist: Michael Schatz, Sean Bagley
Wardrobe Styling: Kristin Condia
Hair & Make Up: Andrea Samuels
Assistant Hair & Make up: Brittany Doles
Production Assistants: Camila Contreras, Jack Chown

Starring: Lydia Martinez, Marissa Martinez, Christopher Vick, Felicia the Sk8r, Kelly Bentovoja, Bobby Coyote, Daria Rountree, and Blake Fights as The Trash Queen

Cover Photography: Pedro Martinez

Special thanks to Welcome Skateboards, Underpin PR, TUK Footwear and Copeland Entertainment Produced by Andrew Furze Mixed by Todd Bergman Mastered by Gentry Studer Distributed worldwide courtesy of AWAL