Go Skateboarding Day With GN4LW At Iconic Randy's Donuts!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Photo and designs - Elise Crigar 

National Go Skateboarding Day is THIS Friday - June 21 and you can catch the Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word Skate Crew at the iconic Los Angeles landmark, Randy's Donuts, where they'll be doing a girls skate demo on a mini half-pipe generously provided for this event by our partners at 2x4 Mini Ramps!

Come by, have a donut (or three, heck better buy a dozen to take home - they are that good!) and watch some incredible girls skateboarding!  Make sure you take photos with our pro skaters & Olympic hopefuls, get your board signed and more - there will be some fun give-aways and lots more happening at Randy's Donuts on Go Skateboarding Day  - you don't want to miss this!

Friday, June 21, 2019
1:00-4:00 PM

Randy's Donuts
805 West Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA

 See YOU there!!!

Inspiring Photos From The Dew Tour - Women's Park.

The Japanese skaters were out in full force + AU's Charlotte Heath
Sakura Yosozumi
Lizzie Armanto
Nora Vasconcellos
Sky Brown
Minna Stess
Allysha Le
Poppy Starr Olsen
Bryce Wettstein
Jordyn Barratt

Grace Cochrane
Dora Varella
Brighton Zeuner
Cocona Hiraki
Yndiara Asp
Lizzie Armanto
Bella Kenworthy
Arianna Carmona
Jordyn Barratt

 Photos by @ianloganphoto  for @girlisnota4letterword 
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Plenty has been written about this past weekend's Dew Tour in Long Beach, and if you follow our Instagram you saw first hand the HUGE and flawless 540 that 12-year-old Japanese skater, Misugu, threw down. It was the first Olympic qualifier for women's park so there was a lot of pressure on the women and new ways of doing things. And the skating was nothing short of amazing!

But instead of a blow by blow recap, we thought we'd run some inspiring photos we captured while there because sometimes an image speaks a 1,000 words.

Thanks so much for The Dew Tour for having us!

Brighton Zeuner on Hypebae.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

If you didn’t know already, Shanghai is well on its way to becoming a skate capital, and last month’s Vans Park Series (VPS) tournament proved it. As one of four international qualifiers before the VPS World Championships are held in September in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Shanghai stop saw men and women of all ages compete in park terrain skateboarding including rising American skateboarder, Brighton Zeuner.

HYPEBAE caught up with Zeuner and local Vans sponsored rider 66 as they explored the Chinese megacity ahead of the tournament. Together, they traded thoughts on everything from their personal style inspiration to the rise of women in skateboarding and of course, their favorite skate spots in Shanghai – watch the video above to get the lowdown.

Join Nora, Alexis, Lacey and Samarria on the pilgrim route through Portugal.

Nora Vasconcellos ~ photo Sam McGuire

Check out Red Bull's new video featuring Lacey Baker, Alexis Sablone, Samarria Brevard and Nora Vasconcellos: I mean, can you name a more all-star cast to head out on the road with?

Four of the hottest names in the game right now were assembled, and the lone remaining challenge was to organise a trip that would get them sparked and do their talents justice.

Watch the video to see how it went down!

Dew Tour - Women's Park & Street Results.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Misugu Okamoto ~  image via Dew Tour

Pamela Rosa ~ image via Dew Tour

(Long Beach, Calif.) June 16, 2019 -- It was an action-packed day of legendary skateboarding on the final day of Dew Tour and the first-ever global Olympic qualifying event in the U.S. for men’s and women’s skateboard street and park. While the morning began with overcast skies, the sun came out shining down on some of the sport’s most talented athletes, in time for them to take center stage during the four Final events. After beginning on Wednesday with more than 300 skaters representing 46 different countries, only 32 athletes remained today, ready to throw down their best runs for a chance to take the Dew Tour win and valuable points for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Starting the day off was Women’s Street Finals, with the top eight from the week, set to go head-to-head. The skaters had two runs, plus five individual tricks, with their highest four scores counting. Taking a victory run on her final trick was 19-year-old Pamela Rosa (BRA), who had the highest total combined score of the day: a 21.40 out of possible 40.00. Rosa impressed the judges with tricks including a backside lipslide down the Boost Mobile rail, a frontside Smith grind down Boost Mobile rail and frontside nosegrind down the Hubba, securing the first place podium spot and back-to-back Dew Tour titles.

“I am so stoked to win again,” said Rosa. “I can’t believe it. This is the best day and I am so happy I was able to land the tricks I wanted.”

After pushing through an ankle injury, Leticia Bufoni (BRA) locked in a second place finish on her last trick, finishing with a 19.00, and Candy Jacobs (NED) finished up in third with a 17.90 with her first-ever Dew Tour podium.

Up next, eight more ladies took to the Park Finals, showcasing their talents in a best-of-three-run format. After an incredible display of technical skating and pushing the boundaries of progression, 12-year-old Misugu Okamoto (JPN) finished in the top spot, with a run complete with McTwist in the deep of pool, kickflip body jar to score a 63.16. Though she only started skating four years ago, Okamoto is already looking like a definite one to watch on the path to Tokyo 2020.

“It hasn’t hit me yet,” Okamoto said. “It doesn’t feel like I’m in the number one spot. I can’t believe it. I feel very lucky.”

Second place honors went to Lizzie Armanto (FIN) with a 55.00, and third to Kokona Hiraki (JPN) with a 53.06.

image via Dew Tour

Women’s Park Final Results

1. Misugu Okamoto (JPN), 63.16

2. Lizzie Armanto (FIN), 55.00

3. Kokona Hiraki (JPN), 53.06

4. Mami Tezuka (JPN), 46.00

5. Sakura Yosozumi (JPN), 43.33

6. Bryce Wettstein (USA), 43.00

7. Kisa Nakamura (JPN), 42.00

8. Brighton Zeuner (USA), 34.00

image via Dew Tour

Women’s Street Final Results

1. Pamela Rosa (BRA), 21.40

2. Leticia Bufoni (BRA), 19.00

3. Candy Jacobs (NED), 17.90

4. Hayley Wilson (AUS), 16.80

5. Yumeka Oda (JPN), 16.00

6. Aori Nishimura (JPN), 15.10

7. Mariah Duran (USA), 11.20

8. Lacey Baker (USA), 9.20

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