Who Caught Our Eye Today At The Vans Park Series Women's Practice Session.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Brighton Zeuner
Poppy Starr Olsen
Hanna Zanzi
Nicole Hause
Yndiara Asp
Allysha Le

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The girls practice session today at the Vans Park Series at the US Open in Huntington Beach saw some amazing skating.  It was wall to wall girls figuring out their lines and taking runs. Here's a sneak peek of the level of skating you'll see during tomorrows competition.

With the 33 girls below competing you know it's going to be on fire!

Tomorrow's heats   /  Via The Boardr

Don't forget to watch the LIVE Broadcast from 3 PM - 6 PM PST on Vansparkseries.com

BIG NEWS!  We are taking over @nyxcosmetics SNAPCHAT tomorrow from 1:00 PM  until 6:00 PM and we will have the girls skating PLUS the cool behind the scenes stuff you never get to see!  So follow us there!

Supergirl Pro Vert Ramp Contest Photos.

Kisa Nakamura
Sky Brown
Arianna Carmona
Bryce Wettstein
Autumn Tust
Michelle Barnett
Ruby Trew
Poppy Starr Olsen
Zoe Safanda
Amelia Brodka
Sierra & Jordyn
Sierra Kerr
Ruby Trew
Jordyn Barratt
Bella Kenworthy
Spencer Breaux
Rory Beaudoins
Nicole Hause
A great turnout of girls!

Photos by Joanne Barratt at Island Style Images- please feel free to download for your personal use on your social media sites but show some love by crediting Joanne Barratt for all the hard work she did in covering this event - Thanks!

Saturday was an awesome day at the Supergirl Pro contest on the Active Ride ramp. Amelia Brodka and her Exposure team made sure the day ran smoothly and everyone had a great time. Girls came from as far away as Australia and as close as "just down the road" to compete in Saturday's event. It was a great turnout.

We hope you caught @gn4lw on Snapchat as we posted video and snaps throughout the day.

Final Results were:

1st  Kisa Nakamura

2nd  Jordyn Barratt

3rd  Poppy Starr Olsen

4th  Amelia Brodka

5th  Nicole Hause

6th  Spencer Breaux

7th  Arianna Carmona

8th  Zoe Safanda

9th  Bryce Wettstein

10th  Sky Brown

11th  Autumn Tust

12th  Rory Beaudoins

13th  Sierra Kerr

14th  Bella Kenworthy

15th  Ruby TRew

16th  Michelle Barnett

Pro Surfer Coco Ho Wins Supergirl Pro!

Coco Ho  / Photo Steinmetz fro ASA Entertainment
Coco Ho  /   Photo Steinmetz for ASA Entertainment
Photo Steinmetz for ASA Entertainment

Record-Breaking Crowds Packed Oceanside Pier to Watch as Coco Ho edged out fellow Hawaiian Malia Manuel, whose Finish Today Earned her #1 in the World Qualifying Series. Carissa Moore and Laura Enever tie For third.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (July 24, 2016) – Day three of the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro — the largest all-women’s surf contest in the world and the only WSL Women’s QS6000 event in North America — came down to a battle between two Hawaiian Supergirl podium vets, Coco Ho and Malia Manuel. Sunday saw fierce competition at the iconic Oceanside Pier as the Round of 16 was whittled down to Hawaiians versus Australians in the semifinals. After head-to-head heats in front of a packed beach, the top three spots went to Ho (HAW) taking first and jumping from No. 21 to No. 4 on the QS rankings, Manuel (HAW) at runner up, and Laura Enever (AUS) and Carissa Moore (AUS) tying for third.

Malia Manuel   /  Photo Steinmetz for ASA Entertainment

The finals came down to a fight of former Supergirl titans when Manuel, the 2013 champion, faced Ho, who took first in 2008 and 2010. Ho captured the coveted pink Supergirl cape by posting two of the top scores in the final day of competition, earning a 9.00 (out of a possible 10) in the Final and matching the highest-single wave score of this year’s event.

Carissa Moore    /    Photo Steinmetz for ASA Entertainment

The North Shore, Oahu native topped fellow Oahu islander Carissa Moore (HAW) with an equally impressive 8.50 in the Semifinals, and Nikk Van Dijk (AUS) in the Quarterfinals.

“It’s all a whirlwind!” said Ho, whose win earned her a third iconic Supergirl cape, and her first since the contest became a QS6000. “I’ve never really been labeled as consistent and to be able to prove that wrong with a third win is my biggest milestone.”

Manuel did not go down without a fight -- posting a 7.10 and 6.17, to earn runner up. By making it in to the Final, Manuel now sits at the No. 1 position on the Women’s QS rankings after a great run at this year’s Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro. The Kauai, Maui native showcased her powerful surfing and smooth style that progressed her through each round, topping Australians Macy Callaghan (AUS) in the Quarterfinals and Laura Enever (AUS) in the Semis.

“For years now Coco and I have wanted to be on opposite sides of the heat draw at Supergirl Pro so we could compete together in the finals. Finally being able to compete with each other in the finals is a dream come true for me and Coco,” said Manuel. “I’m so grateful to sponsors like Paul Mitchell who continue to support this event. It’s huge for us to have such a big company supporting women’s surfing like this.”

The Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro is the only WSL QS6000 female competition in North America. The event will be broadcast on FOX Sports this fall.

Supergirl Pro Vert Contest - Part 1.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Zoe Safanda

Sky Brown waiting for her heat

Poppy Starr Olsen

Nicole Hause
Amelia Brodka
Sky Brown
Kisa, Jordyn, Poppy, Amelia, Nicole, Spencer

The Supergirl Pro vert contest brought out girls of all ages, Pro and AM to skate on Saturday just steps from the ocean in Oceanside, California. While the female surfers were battling it out in the ocean, the skaters were skating on the Active Ride vert ramp and putting on a show for the crowd that had gathered  to watch them compete.

Hopefully you followed @gn4lw on Snapchat as we brought you photos and video directly from the event.

Each girl got 4 runs. Best out of four counted. The field was narrowed down to the top 6 for the finals and in the end the results were:

1st    Kisa Nakamura

2nd   Jordyn Barratt

3rd    Poppy Starr Olsen

4th    Amelia Brodka

5th    Nicole Hause

6th    Spencer Breaux

* Huge thanks to Amelia Brodka and Exposure for all the work they did putting this event on!

More photos coming and will be posted soon from photographer Joanne Barratt

Another Female skateboarder Carries the Olympic Torch In Brazil.

Via Reine Oliveira's instagram

Yet another female skateboarder carries/skates the Olympic torch through the streets of Brazil!  Brazil is killing it with skateboarders be torchbearers - and not just skateboarders, FEMALE skateboarders. That's THREE now.

You can see who the other two girls have been in this post we did a few weeks ago HERE

Reine Oliveira is a pro downhill skateboarder form Brazil whose sponsors included Abec Wheels, Mission Skate Shop, and Sector 9 Skateboards and more. She was decked out in the colors of Brazil with red sneakers for her skate through the streets with the torch, and smiling big time!

Here's a loose translation of what she had to say about this moment in her Instagram post;

"Carrying the Olympic Torch in the north of São Paulo !!! Where I was born and the birth of my story on a skateboard. I as a professional, could not pass up this opportunity to represent downhill skateboarding !!! Despite all the political problems of our country believe that sport opens doors to a better world."

We can only wonder if Leticia Bufoni  & Pamela Rosa will be up next....