This New Collab Has Dropped And Is Selling out Fast!

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Doyenne Skateboards x Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word collab just launched as part of Doyenne's new Winter Collection and we are so stoked!

The limited edition tee features a picture, circa 1977, of Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word founder, Cindy Whitehead,  screen-printed in lilac on a heavyweight white tee, with the tagline "Women That Made History". When companies like Adobe are using iconic 70's skate images of women like Cindy in their ads without proper credit, this new Doyenne x GN4LW collab tee answers back, firmly placing history where it belongs.

You can order the tee online HERE  and they ship worldwide - so get yours before they sell out!

Support female skateboarding and wear with pride the name of the women that shaped the history of skateboarding.

Giving Back: 10% of the cost of the T-Shirt will be donated to Free Movement SB to support their work for refugees youth through skateboarding and education in Athens.

About Doyenne: Doyenne is a female run company that promotes diversity in skateboarding. Their garments and accessories are ungendered and their mission is to create a bigger space for women, LBGT, POC, and people with disabilities within skateboarding.

We are proud to be doing this collab with a brand whose mission aligns with ours!

P.S.   Doyenne's rad new shop is now open at the Colabs Scotland so if you are near there you must pop in and check it out. It's pretty bitchin and they have apparel, boards, books, magazines and more!

Girls Skate Session At The Cove This Saturday!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The next Girls Skate Session at The Cove is this Saturday, February 16th from 10am - 12pm. The weather forecast looks good for Saturday!! So keep your fingers crossed.

Here is some exciting news!

Starting in March, the Girls Skate Session at the Cove will be held twice a month. Every 1st and third Saturday from 10am - 12pm.

Please help spread the word and remind anyone new to The Cove that they must register in advance as the Parks & Rec office won't be open at this time.


The Cove Skatepark
1401 Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Upcoming Girls Sessions at The Cove:

February 16th
March 2nd
March 16th
April 6th
April 20th

More Skater Girls In A New Music Video.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Check out Smoke Season's new video "Up On Me" that features female skateboarders - Lydia Martinez, Marissa Martinez, Felicia the Sk8r, & Kelly Bentovoja.

Love the look of this video - great job!


Director: Natalie Neal
Producer: Natalie Neal
Editing: Gabby Bianco, Natalie Neal, Jason Rosen
Director of Photography: Sean Bagley
Unit B Cinematographer: Daria Rountree
Camera Intern: Spencer Frazen
Colorist: Michael Schatz, Sean Bagley
Wardrobe Styling: Kristin Condia
Hair & Make Up: Andrea Samuels
Assistant Hair & Make up: Brittany Doles
Production Assistants: Camila Contreras, Jack Chown

Starring: Lydia Martinez, Marissa Martinez, Christopher Vick, Felicia the Sk8r, Kelly Bentovoja, Bobby Coyote, Daria Rountree, and Blake Fights as The Trash Queen

Cover Photography: Pedro Martinez

Special thanks to Welcome Skateboards, Underpin PR, TUK Footwear and Copeland Entertainment Produced by Andrew Furze Mixed by Todd Bergman Mastered by Gentry Studer Distributed worldwide courtesy of AWAL

X-Games Qualifier Dates Are Announced.

Sabre Norris winning the X-Games Qualifiers in 2018

It's Official!! The Road to X Games: Boise Qualifier is going down June 28-29


Returning to Rhodes Skate Park in Boise, Idaho for the third consecutive year, the Road to X Games Boise Qualifier will bring the world’s best Skateboard and BMX Park competition June 28 and 29. Last year, more than 12,000 fans attended the two-day event. In addition to Park competitions, the event will again feature an interactive fan village with food, sponsor booths and music.

Streamed live from Rhodes Skate Park in Boise, Idaho, the Park Qualifier will feature three disciplines – Men’s Skateboard Park, Women’s Skateboard Park and BMX Park. The top athletes in each discipline at the Boise Park Qualifier will also receive their invites to Minneapolis. In addition to the live stream, fans can catch the Boise Park Qualifier coverage on ABC as part of the World of X Games content on July 6 as well as coverage across X Games digital and social platforms.

"After two successful Road to X Games Boise Qualifier events, we are excited to work with the team at Boise Parks and Recreation and all local partners to bring an even better experience to fans at Rhodes Skate Park in year three,” said Ryan McGuinness, ESPN X Games director of event development. “The fan engagement at these two events has shown what a great match the Qualifier is for this youthful, active city.”

“Boise is building a national reputation as a welcoming city that appreciates athleticism of all kinds. The Boise CVB is thrilled to welcome back the Road to X Games Park Qualifier to our community this June,” said Carrie Westergard, executive director.

“The Road to X Games: Boise Park Qualifier is a must-see for anyone who enjoys watching athletes compete at the top of their sport,” said Doug Holloway, Boise Parks and Recreation director. “It’s exciting to see local kids take up sports they may never have considered and Rhodes Skate Park is a great venue for that kind of discovery.”

The event is free and open to the public. Boise Parks and Recreation will also offer tickets to premium bleacher seating to watch the competition. More details on ticket sales will be announced soon.

** Last year Sabre Norris showed up and took the win, we are sure that this year will have more surprises in store for the women's event, and we can't wait to watch!

The Fate Of Transworld Skateboarding Magazine.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Lizzie Armanto - Transworld Magazine November 2016

Along with all the other nasty news right now about (AMI) American Media's CEO/Chairman, David Pecker, the news about AMI acquiring all the Transworld Magazine titles may have gone unnoticed by most.

Yes, it's true, AMI Publishing purchased The Enthusiast Network (TEN) and Transworld Skateboarding Magazine (TWS) was one of TEN's publications.

We heard that more than half the TEN staff was let go last week, including numerous people in key positions at TWS and rumors are swirling today that AMI has shuttered Transworld Skateboarding Magazine for good - we are not sure if that last part is fact.

Transworld's Wikipedia page latest update states (using the past tense "was"):

       "Transworld Skateboarding (TWS) was an international magazine on skateboarding that was based in Carlsbad, California. The publication also ran an accompanying website and video production company. As of February 2019, the publication was killed by the American Media, LLC alongside other Transworld publications." 

Transworld Skateboarding Magazine has been around for thirty-five years now and we were so happy when they did that awesome issue full of women skaters, with pro skater, Lizzie Armanto, on the cover in November 2016 - that sold out immediately.

Sky & Quinne with the November issue of Transworld Skateboarding Magazine 

We gotta be honest here - we LOVE print publications. The internet is great and awesome for fast info like contest results or breaking news, but there is nothing like holding a magazine in your hands and thumbing through the pages or pinning inspiring pictures on your wall.

If the rumor is true, we are sorry to see Transworld Skateboarding Magazine go, they were an integral part of the skate community for so long and a lot of great people are now out of jobs. If it's not true, buy the mag, or subscribe and support!

Let's try & keep print ALIVE by supporting the magazines we do have left, and the new ones just starting up.

Here are a few new print magazine publications that we love and that we feel deserve your support!

You can order them online via the links below.