|Judi with her Icon Award|
|Judi back in the day with Stevie Caballero looking on / Photo Mike Goldman|
|Judi racing downhill back in the day / Photo Richard Oyama|
|Judi hitting vert at her 50th birthday party / Photo Michael Chantry|
Huge congrats to OG pro skater and Badass Skatemom Judi Oyama for being awarded the N-Men Icon award this weekend. Huge piece of female skate history right here - Judi is the FIRST woman to ever receive the Icon Award.
The N-Men were the answer to the 70's Z-Boys. The crew from NorCal flipped the Z on its side and let the skate world know that skateboarding was alive and well in NorCal with tons of rippers & major skate brands coming from there. They are a hardcore group of skaters and we love that they gave Judi this award and recognition. She's been part of the N-Men crew for a long time and is still shredding!
Judi grew up in the 1970's skating vert, downhill, and slalom, she still skates to this day and is the owner of the brand Badass Skatemom , as well as a powerful behind the scenes force for women in skateboarding. Judi is also a 2x women's World Champion in Slalom.
To read more about Judi - please check out her "Who's Rad" article HERE