The ESPNW Summit Features 2 Female Skateboarders This Year - Watch It Live!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Cindy Whitehead ~ Photo Ian Logan

It's the 10th anniversary of the legendary espnW Summit and this year TWO skateboarders will be up on stage speaking about what it's like to be female in skateboarding.

Jordyn Barratt ~ Photo Ian Logan

On Tuesday, October 22  at 11:30 AM  (Pacific Time)  - Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word Founder, Cindy Whitehead, will be giving a 10-minute talk on "Rule Breaking, Disruption and Starting a Revolution" which discusses how women working together, can create awareness for female athletes and help change the conversation and dynamic in male-dominated sports.

On Wednesday, October 23 at 10:30 AM (Pacific Time)- Pro Skateboarder and Olympic hopeful, Jordyn Barratt, will be on the "Voices of the Future" panel where she will join two other young athletes to discuss their respective sports as we head towards the Olympics in 2020.

The Summit is invite-only and is sold out, but you can catch the entire three-day summit on the ESPN app starting October 21 and follow along on espnW Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Bryce Wettstein ~ Photo Acosta

USA Nationals for Women's Park and Street happened today and the girls were ruling! If you didn't happen to catch the live feed on The Berrics Instagram, we can tell you there was some serious skating going down!



1.Bryce Wettstein
2. Kody Tamanaha
3. Minna Stess

Mariah Duran



1. Mariah Duran
2. Alexis Sablone
3. Samarria Brevard

The USA Skateboarding Toyota 2019 National Championships Concludes Today with a Newly-Named 2020 National Team

First Row (l to r): Stess, Wettstein, Carmona; Second row (l to r): Zeuner, Duran, Santana, Smith, Baker, Brevard, Sablone, Barratt; Third row (l to r): Huston, Eaton, Jordan, Rennie, Schaar, Reynolds, McCoy, Wright, Juneau 

PHOTO CREDIT: Robert Brink/ USA Skateboarding

The skaters named to the 2020 USA Skateboarding National Team include:

Women’s Park

Ariana Carmona (Buena Park, CA)
Brighton Zeuner (Encinitas, CA)
Bryce Wettstein (Encinitas, CA)
Jordyn Barratt (Haleiwa, HI)
Jordan Santana (Houston, TX)
Minna Stess (Petaluma, CA)

Women’s Street

Alana Smith (Fort Worth, TX)
Alexis Sablone (Old Saybrook, CT)
Lacey Baker (Covina, CA)
Mariah Duran (Albuquerque, NM)
Samarria Brevard (Riverside, CA)

Vista, Calif. (October 20, 2019) — Together with Toyota and Nike, Inc, USA Skateboarding - the governing body for skateboarding in the United States - announced 22 members would join the 2020 USA Skateboarding National Team. Men’s and Women’s Skateboard Park and Street events will make their Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

 “There wasn't a better way to cap off five national championship events than being able to announce our 2020 national team,” said Josh Friedberg, CEO of USA Skateboarding. “With the support of Toyota, Nike, and the USOPC, we have been able to evolve as an organization to better support the needs of more skateboarders during the second season of qualifying for the Olympics in Tokyo. We’re really excited to be a part of skateboarding’s impact on the Olympic movement and can’t wait to watch our American skateboarders do what they do best in Tokyo next summer!”

Skateboarders will have the opportunity to qualify for the Olympics based on their two best results in World Skate sanctioned events during the 2019 qualifying season (ended September 30, 2019) combined with their five best results during the 2020 qualifying season (October 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020). The 2020 World Championships will also be a direct qualifier for the games for the top three podium spots at each event.

Nora's New Video For Parade Is So Honest & Real - A Must Watch.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Parade spent a wet day in London with Nora Vasconcellos - grabbing an English breakfast, checking out the Grant Museum of Zoology and hitting a local DIY spot. 

She gave them her thoughts on skateboarding, the Olympics, her drawings and shares the inspiration behind her new unisex Adidas Nora Collection. 

 Nora Vasconcellos x Adidas on PARADE ~ Photos Kasia Bobula

This is the first true skate collection that has a female skateboarder's name on it (check out the legit patch on each item that says "Nora Vasconcellos, 1992 Pembroke, MA) - Hell Yes - to Adidas and Nora! This is a major breakthrough for women in skate.

Make sure you shop the collection on PARADE, an awesome platform that brings together the best brands and skate shops, all in one place.

Pantene Creates Commercial For India With Female Skateboarders.

We loved waking up to this new Pantene commercial that is airing in India. In a culture that really has not been at the forefront of encouraging girls and women to live their lives freely - we love seeing Panetene show what "freedom" as a woman looks like - free to skate, surf, direct, ride a motorcycle, and more.

We are pretty sure we see our little friend Kamali skateboarding in this!

Pantene's New #FreedomHair campaign inspires young girls to write their own story. It is not about telling the girls what they should or should not do but inspiring them by showing the endless possibilities that life presents. The film is a set of questions and avenues that her life could take, none of them right or wrong. Only she can decide what her story will be.

Good Job Pantene!!

The ANOC World Beach Games Winner Of Women's Park Is...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Photo and info via ANOC

The ANOC World Beach Games in Quatar, Spain happened yesterday and even though most of the women in the field fell at some point during their run, they got back up and skated hard.

But in the end it was fan favorite, seventeen year old, Sakura Yosozumi, winning the gold medal. Yosozumi became an instant hit in Aspire Park. Not only among fans, but also among the other skateboarders.

Her biggest rival was also Japanese, Kihana Ogawa, who went on to win the silver medal .

Fifteen-year-old Julia Benedetti brought home the bronze medal for Spain.