Lola "The Young Vandal" In Video Feature For Good Sport.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Lola The Illustrator from GoodSport on Vimeo.

Check out our friend Lola "The Young Vandal" in this new and inspiring video from GoodSport. Lola is the youngest graffiti artist in the world  and also skateboards. We love that this video takes us behind the scenes into a "Day in the life of Lola"! Watch for team rider Zoe Herishen to make a cameo appearance as well!

Pro Skater, Minna Stess, Volunteers With SkateMD.

Friday, March 22, 2019

As most of you know, GN4LW team rider, Minna Stess, has been temporarily sidelined by an injury that required immediate surgery and now she's deep into some serious healing time! But her doctors gave the go-ahead for Minna to volunteer with an awesome 501c3 organization called SkateMD at a clinic they put on this past weekend, and it was a fantastic way to remember that skateboarding is not all about comps, sometimes it's about teaching others, and giving back.

It was terrific seeing that Minna was able to work with little Leah most of the day and get her up and riding.  They bonded so much that Minna even gave Leah the raffle prize she won so Leah could go home with her very own skateboard. Way to stoke a young girl out and get her hooked on skateboarding Minna!  We love that!

So next time you're sidelined by an injury and can't skate, see about volunteering your time like Minna did - it's a great way to feel good and give back through skateboarding!

If you'd like to know more about the work SkateMD does or about being a volunteer, please check out their site HERE for more info.

SkateMD is an all volunteer, Northern California based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Melanie Tillotson (the "M") and Andrea "Drea" Bibelheimer (the "D").  Inspired by each other's personal passions and contributions to at-risk and special needs children, Melanie and Drea joined forces as "partners in kind" with a mission to heal hearts by spreading kindness and skateboarding to special populations of children facing developmental, physical, emotional, or family challenges. The SkateMD program was created in 2014 as our heartfelt response to a viral video of a hate crime against a teenage boy with Autism.  As members of skateboarding families and strong advocates of kindness, Melanie and Drea set out to empower children with exercise, positive interactions, and fun while increasing tolerance, compassion, and support within the community.

Brighton Zeuner To Be The Focus Of A New Documentary Film.

As if the announcement of the USA Women's National Skateboarding team wasn't enough excitement for the week, Variety announced today that pro skateboarder, Brighton Zeuner, will be the subject of a feature film documentary executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer with Imagine Documentaries.

Pretty big news for women in skateboarding!

You can read the rest of the article HERE

Check Out Longboarder Amanda Caloia In The New Nancy Drew Movie!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

We were stoked when our friends at Warner Brother Pictures contacted us, along with Heidi Lemmon to help find a female longboarder to be the stunt double for actress Sophia Lillis in the upcoming movie, "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase".

After looking at numerous female longboarders on Instagram and getting referrals and feedback from our team, they decided that our GN4LW team rider Amanda "Panda" Caloia was the one to do the job!

Amanda was flown out to set and immediately started showing them what she could do, and they were so impressed with her skills, they also asked her to teach Sophia some basic skate moves as well.

We saw the movie this weekend and the entire opening sequence for the film is Nancy Drew, aka Amanda, longboard dancing down an empty street!  ** Watch the traler above!!** There are more skate sequences in the film, but we're going to let you go see it to check them out yourself.

We are also proud to announce that apparently, Nancy Drew, is a Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word and "It's Not About Pretty" fan, as she has our stickers on the bottom of her Loaded longboard and they are shown prominently in the film!

Huge thanks to Amanda for showing up on set and rocking our logos on her board - production loved the GN4LW message so they were kept in the film and matched on Nancy's board as well!

Congrats Amanda!!

The USA National Women's Skateboard Team Has Been Announced!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Photo Ian Logan x Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word

Today, USA Skateboarding executives, Gary Ream and Joshua Freidberg, in Association with Toyota and Nike, announced the skateboarders who will make up the  USA National Skateboarding Team during a media conference at the CA Training Facility, in Vista CA.

Sixteen Skateboarders were named to the USA Skateboarding National Team (8 women and 8 men)

Women's Park Team

Brighton Zeuner
Jordyn Barratt
Bryce Wettstein
Nicole Hause

Women's Street Team

Alexis Sablone
Lacey Baker
Mariah Duran
Jenn Soto 

Congrats to all the women who now make up the first-ever USA National Skateboarding Team!

Photo Ian Logan x Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word

Men’s USA National Team 

Men’s Park

Alex Sorgente
Tom Schaar                                                    
Tristan Rennie                                                       
Zion Wright 
Men’s Street 
Chris Joslin                                                              
Jagger Eaton                                                               
Louie Lopez 
Nyjah Huston 

For the first time in Olympic history, skateboarding will make its debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with the addition of Men’s and Women’s Park and Street, Skateboarding disciplines.