Celebrate Female Empowerment Month With These Rad Skater Girls.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hey SOUTH BAY people - The Manhattan Beach library has invited us to help host a special night for Female Empowerment month to talk about the "It's Not About Pretty" book and introduce the South Bay to some amazing skater girls who will be on a panel answering questions about skateboarding - bring your daughters, sons, neighbors & friends for a fun night! Lots of surprises in store!!

Skaters on the panel are Briel Weingartner, Quinne Daniels, Kala Fernandez, Kyra Williams, Zara Percy & Amanda Caloia. These girls are ages 6 yrs old - 28 yrs old & have skated in contests up and down the coast, appeared in music videos, TV commercials, and hold their own skating with the boys every single day. These are some seriously RAD young girls you'll want to meet - trust me!

See you THERE!


King (or Queen) Of The Harbor Championships Results.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

  Photos ian Logan x Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word

Today was the first annual King of the Harbor Championships in Redondo Beach. The contest was put on by the Redondo Beach Police Department and had divisions for 8-12 yrs old and 13-18 yrs old.  The comp took place steps from the water under bright sunny skies and a nice ocean breeze.  About 45 kids (mainly boys) turned out to free skate and compete.  Each competitor was given a free S1 helmet from Kinetca, food from Chronic Tacos, gift bags, and a few also received skateboards as prizes.

Hosted by the Redondo Beach Police Department, the free event aimed to promote safety and build positive relationships between law enforcement and skateboarders.

The South Bay crew of girls, Kala Fernandez, Quinne Daniels, Briel Weingartner & Vianez Morales showed up and it didn't faze them at all that there wasn't a girls division, they just got to work and skated hard. The judges and contest organizers were blown away by the girls, and in the end decided to award them prizes and also crown Vianez Morales with 1st place for the girls "division".

Congrats to Briel, Kala, Quinne and Vianez for showing the crowd how hard girls shred!

Skate Contest In Redondo Beach, CA This Saturday!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Listen up South Bay skaters!  The inaugural King of the Harbor Skateboarding Championships kicks off at 11 AM  on Saturday 10/14 at an octagon-shaped cement area near the Fun Factory on the Redondo Pier area.

Hosted by the Redondo Beach Police Department, the free event aims to promote safety and build positive relationships between law enforcement and youths participating in a sport that’s inherently outside the lines.

Participants ages 8 to 18 must wear a helmet and complete a liability waiver.

The event is for skateboarders of all experience levels and will include free skate time before the contest gets underway.

Skateboarders will get two one-minute shots to impress on a course of rails, ramps and other pieces of equipment. A panel of judges — including pro skater and stuntman Jason Acuña, better known as “Wee Man” — will score contestants in three age groups.

Winners will be named in each age division and one overall winner will be declared King of the Harbor Champion.

Pro Skateboarder Dora Varella On The Cover Of Go Outside Magazine.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

We are stoked to see pro skateboarder, 16 year old Dora Varella, on the cover of Go Outside Magazine this month! The issue is all about superheroes, 10 female icons show why they are dominating the outdoor world. From kite-surfing to high-mountain, from trail racing to skateboarding: 10 women who are true examples of attitude and evolution in their sports.

Dora has an amazing 5 page spread along with the cover - we've shown a teaser of it here - but we'd like you to grab a mobile copy via the links below and support a magazine that is featuring female skateboarders.  It's only $2.99 USD so grab a copy instead of your morning Starbucks - support magazines that support women and girls in SKATEBOARDING. 

Get your mobile issue here:

Go outside also in mobile version!!:
Ios: http://apple.co/1x8RblL
Android: http://bit.ly/1wU35W8

Congrats Dora!!!

Calleigh Little Is Skateboarding Across The USA Today & We're Totally On Board.

Monday, October 9, 2017

We are proud to announce that Calleigh Little is our very first Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word Micro Grant recipient and we couldn't be more stoked! This young woman has been a fixture in the longboard and downhill scene for quite awhile, so when she approached us for a little help with her upcoming cross country skate, we jumped at the opportunity to support this awesome dream she has of skateboarding from Bend, Oregon to Boston, MA.

Calleigh's route

This will be a solo skate - in fact her cross country journey is entirely unsupported - there is no car following her, no shelter provided, and her own determination will pushing her to complete it.

You can follow Calleigh's progress ----> HERE on her "Ride with GPS" app she's looking at having to complete about 3,324.1 miles on her skateboard.

Calleigh knows just how strong she is and what she can achieve, "Just because I’m a transgender girl, I’ve never let anyone tell me I couldn’t accomplish what I wanted to. Gender has been important to me on my own individual level, but in the bigger picture, it’s never stood in the way of my dreams. I entered my first Ultraskate in 2016 and stood proudly on the women’s podium in second place with 172 miles skated in 24 consecutive hours."

This weekend (as a little warm-up) Calleigh participated in The Bend Beatdown event which took place in Oregon, and she took 1st place in the women's 5K, 10K and 25K races!  A full sweep!!

Calleigh took 1st place in 3 events in Oregon this weekend / photo David Prather

Starting today,  Calleigh is heading out to try and set some serious records:

*First Transgender Person to Cross the USA by Gravity Powered Travel
*First Woman to Skateboard Across the Country Solo
*Fastest Known Time Skateboarding Across the USA

A film crew funded by CNN, is covering her skate all the way from Oregon to MA for "Great Big Story" so we will keep you updated on when her story will air.

Her sponsors for her cross country skate include:

Newton Trucks
Orangatang Wheels
Orginal Skateboards
Battle Balm
Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word

Folow Calleigh on:

Facebook:        https://facebook.com/skatecrosscountry
Website:           http://www.skatecrosscountry.com/
instagram:        https://www.instagram.com/supergirls_panties/
Go Fund Me:    https://www.gofundme.com/skatecrosscountry

We think what Calleigh is doing is very cool, and we hope you will follow her on her blog Skate Cross Country and perhaps donate a little something to her GO FUND ME campaign  because every little bit helps!

 Go Calleigh!