World Skate Rio - Women's Park + Street Results.

Sunday, November 17, 2019


 All photos via World Skate

In case you missed it - and it was easy to do - between the rain delays and the lack of online live feed, this is how the women's podium ended up for women's street and park in Rio this weekend.

This comp was the 1st Olympic qualifier for this season and was worth a lot of points - it was a ProTour comp as compared to the "5-star" events - how you placed mattered! And the women came out in full force to throw it down!

No USA women made the podium this time for park or street - but there are more events ahead, and we are pretty sure we will see some changes as the season moves on.

Misugu is holding steadily onto first place in every contest she is in - it's pretty hard to beat those huge 540's.

And little Rayssa Leal in street is making the podium again by taking second this time around - she is a definite contender!

Women's Park Podium

1. Misugu Okomoto
2. Sakura Yosozumi
3. Sky Brown

photo via Pamela Rose - instagram

Women's Street Podium

1. Pamela Rosa
2. Rayssa Leal
3. Aori Nishimura

Are You Ready For The "King Of The Harbor" Contest?

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Kala at The King of the Harbor Contest a couple years ago


Did you know that you can come out and free skate? You don't even need to enter the contest if you don't feel like it?  

This is a GREAT time to skate with all your friends and get some free swag!

BeachLife and the Redondo Beach Police Department are hosting the annual "Redondo Beach King (and Queen) of the Harbor Skateboard Championships."

We are extremely excited to say that there will be a girl's division this year, so grab your girl gang and let's all get out there and SKATE together!!

The contest will take place on the Redondo Beach Pier at the Octagon, near the old Fun Factory.

Pro skaters Tony Alva & Mason Silva & Cindy Whitehead will be there to share the stoke. Cindy will be commentating for the girl's event. DJ Marko DeSantis from the band Sugarcult will be spinning throughout the day. Our fave people from 2x4 Mini ramps will be setting up their 5 ft half-pipe. We hear there will also be some street skating features set up as well. Something for everyone!

Oh yeah, and you can also bring your brothers or guy friends because this contest as for all ages, and genders!

Everyone that signs up gets a FREE: t-shirt, snacks, water, lunch and raffle ticket!

There will be amazing trophies & prizes as well as coveted tickets to The Beach Life Festival to the adult winners!!

And don't forget there will be an after-party at Barneys Beanery on the pier from 5-8 PM!!



Location - Date - Time:

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Redondo Beach Pier - by the Fun Factory in the Octagon area.

Age Groups (will be same age groups for the guys)

Girls 12 and Under
Girls 13 to 17
Women 18 and Over

Please Note - there will be a women's overall winner AND a women's "Best Trick" winner - each one will receive a 3-day pass to the upcoming Beach Life Festival as well as a trophy and Beach Life bundle of prizes!!

Kids will receive trophies, Beach Life merch, and merch from local sponsors!!

Schedule: Please Note!! ---------> Helmets are required

9am- Signups
10am-2pm- Kids competition
2-4:30pm - Adults competition
5pm-8pm - After party at Barney's Beanery on the RB Pier

Register info - Kids and Adults - do it now so you can just show up and skate!

Form to register for Kids Skateboarding, plus to see info and flyer on the event:

Form to register for Adult Skateboarding:

Support GN4LW at California Pizza Kitchen!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Photo Elise Crigar


We are super excited to announce that California Pizza Kitchen is supporting Girls Skateboarding!!

Join us at one of your local California Pizza Kitchen locations (listed below) on November 21, 2019, to help support girls in skateboarding via our micro-grant program.

Make sure you bring this flyer - either via a printout / or on your mobile device and show it to your server. California Pizza Kitchen will be donating 20% of your bill to help girls in skateboarding - how rad is that?

It includes dining in, take out, catering and all beverages on November 21!!

WHEN?    Thursday, November 21, 2019

Participating  CPK Locations:


See you there!!

GN4LW Featured In The New Smithsonian American Women Book.

Friday, November 8, 2019

"With its pink wheels and gold-colored trucks, this 2013 GN4LW skateboard conveys a definite feminine vibe, but the skulls and Cindy Whitehead's distinctive logo bring that skater-girl edge"

Jane Rogers ~ Curator at The Smithsonian Museum of American History's Sports Collections

Photos Ian Logan

We are super excited to share this news! The original Dusters California x Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word cruiser is featured on the cover of the just-released book, SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN WOMEN".

GN4LW founder and 70's OG skater, Cindy Whitehead, is written up in the chapter titled Breakthroughs and Backlash. The GN4LW x XS helmet collab is also featured in the section about skater girl gear.

This gorgeous coffee table book makes a great holiday gift for the girl that you love, as every page features women in American History that paved the way:  Sally Ride, Billie Jean King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mia Hamm, Ibtihaj Muhammed, and so many more inspiring stories!

You can get the book now via Amazon.

Right now it shows the book at a discounted price of $30.05 - but only 15 are left in stock - so grab it fast - looks like it's selling out quickly!

Exposure Skate Photos Are Here!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Allysha Le
Lizzie Armanto
Bryce Wettstein
Jordyn Barratt
Brighton Zeuner
Arianna Carmona
** If you choose to repost any images on social please be kind and credit @lauren_brooke_photography

We are thrilled to share photos from this weekend's Exposure Skate Contest with you!  Photographer and badass babe, Lauren Muller, took these amazing photos and was kind enough to let us share the day with all of you!

We hope everyone had a blast!


Street Open 15 and Up Division

1st Margielyn Arda Didal
2nd Georgia Martin
3rd Itzel Granados Flores

Street Open 6 to 14 Division

1st Hiyori Otagiri
2nd Aoi Ishimaru
3rd Christine Cottam

Vert Open Results

1st Sakura Yosozumi
2nd Arianna Carmona
3rd Allysha Le

Park Open 30 and Up Division Results

1st Tuli Lam
2nd Deise Reis
3rd Michelle Barnett

Park Open 15 to 29 Finals Results

1st Bryce Wettstein
2nd Jordan Santana
4th Arianna Carmona

Park Open 6 to 14 Finals Results

1st Bella Kenworthy
2nd Yurin Fujii
3rd Ruby Lilley