Friday, March 7, 2014
NBC will be airing live coverage of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and now that snowboarding events have been added to these games I am even more excited to watch!
One girl in particular that I will be rooting for is Amy Purdy. Amy contracted meningitis as a young adult and had to have both her legs amputated below the knee, but that has not stopped her drive and determination on the mountain & in life. She is a world class snowboarder, motivational speaker, model, all around awesome person, and favored to take the gold at these games.
I was lucky to meet Amy one night at the espnW summit and get to hang out a bit - Amy is one of those girls who is always fun, positive, and never stops laughing - the kind of girl you just gravitate towards. It's going to be fun watching her in Sochi.
As if these Paralympic games aren't enough to keep her busy, it's just been announced that Amy will be dancing this coming season on "Dancing With the Stars". Can't wait to watch her kick some butt on the dance floor.
But first I planned on being glued to NBC to see her compete on Friday, March 14 live on NBC.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word is stoked to be part of the Dusters California family. Check out this new video they did for the Spring 2014 lookbook with all the boards in the line, including our Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word collab! Sweet!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Who's Rad? Rella Murphy, but they call me Relz
Home: San Marcos CA
How Long Have You Been Skating? almost 2 yrs
Girls Who Skate that inspire YOU? my friends Bella & Sierra. Amelia Brodka
Favorite place you've ever skated? Woodward West. But I like the oceanside bowl
Favorite Trick? front side rock n roll
Sponsors: pink helmet posse, Jack's Surf/Skate Shop, & mom & dad
Three Things You Don't Know About Me:
1. I can suck my nostrils closed
2. I have a secret room in my closet where I stash treasures
3. I am an orange belt in Judo
What's Next? We were on Fox 5 news and Grind TV and the Pink Helmet Posse movie that Ben and Kelsey made.
Make sure you follow @rock_n_relz on Instagram
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The 2014 Skateboard Hall of Fame nominees were announced yesterday. Such an awesome list of names for both the men & women.
I wanted to share some photos with you of these awesome girls who are the nominees in the 1970's category. These are girls I looked up to back in the day in the magazines, they led the charge before my group and encouraged the rest of us to follow suit.
Ellen O'Neal, Robin Logan, Ellen Berryman, Kim Cespedes & Desiree Von Essen. These girls rode with style & grace, from freestyle to high jump, to slalom and banked walls - they rode it all and made it look so easy.
I am so very stoked to see all their names on the nominee's list - all so very deserving!
Congrats girls!! xx
Monday, March 3, 2014
All Photos Via @seekendrask8te
When we met 8 year old Kendra on instagram, we knew she was an awesome skater. When we started looking closely at her posts, we also realized that the girl has seriously rad style! From unmatched socks, and stripes paired with polka dots, to faux fur vests, Kendra is changing the way people think about how "skater girls" look. And she's doing it with unparallelled style.
I pretty much wake up and jump over to her page to see what she has posted - that's how obsessed I am with the way she puts things together and makes the look all her own.
You may just want to follow her at @seekendraskate - because her skating and outfit choices will inspire you daily.