all photos by Todd Fuller
Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word team rider, 10 year old Minna Stess, is no stranger to entering contests and finding out the day of, that she is the only girl, and must compete with the boys. In fact it doesn't seem to phase her at all. In her mind, skaters are skaters, and she just goes out there and skates. Hard.
Minna was in Los Angeles last Friday to film a series of spots with us for LIFETIME TV and had to hop back on a plane at 7 AM on Saturday to get her to the Tim Brauch Street Contest, by the time her plane landed and her mom drove her an hour and a half to Scotts Valley Skatepark where the contest was being held, she only had a few minutes of practice time before her heat.
There were 38 skaters in her 14 and under group, and Minna walked away with a well deserved 5th place! Minna is proof that girls in skateboarding are breaking down barriers and closing the gap every single day. We love that.