• Toronto’s FUBU 6 – Event Recap & Best Photos!


    Words by Fubu 6 organiser Miz Molly All photos by Johnathan Nuss from Skate Invaders

    Toronto Girls Longboarding’s 6th annual FUBU was a huge success last weekend! The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and the stoke was high for newcomers and old friends alike.
    On Saturday our ladies took a social cruise exploring downtown Toronto’s waterfront, followed by a classy dinner and an afterparty. Sunday was full of games and fun with a slalom, a time trial, a push race and a dance contest in one of Toronto’s downtown parks. Everybody who came out had a blast, including a slew of our favourite guys dressed up as their female alter egos! We were even lucky enough to meet one of our participants’ (Morrah) newborn Kamryn. We made a lot of new friends, and are so stoked to spend the rest of the season shredding with the other ladies we’ve met!
    Nothing brings the TGL community together quite like FUBU. Thank you everyone!

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  • FUBU 6 – Toronto Girls Longboarding


    Attention call to all North American lady shredders, this August 26th and 27th Toronto Girls Longboarding is hosting the sixth FUBU (For Us By Us), an all-girls race and dance weekend in Toronto, Canada.
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    FUBU 6 is hosted by ladies to encourage and support female riders of all levels in the Toronto skate scene, attendees come from all all over Ontario as well as the U.S. It was originally created by our own Cindy Zhou and the legacy continues strong.
    The 2016 event had 40 attendees and are expecting an even bigger turn out for this year. Watch all previous FUBU events HERE.
    On Saturday there’s  a sunset cruise and party and on Sunday a beginner’s and advanced slalom, time trials, push race and dancing contest. Yes, all pretty epic.
    Check out the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/748083115352217/ and confirm assistance. Expect loads of fun, great prizes and massive girl stoke. We will also be supporting the event through our Instagram account as some of the Toronto Girls Longboarding will be taking over.
    All photos by Jonathan Nuss for Skate Invaders. We love you Nuss and see you there!
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  • Florence Open Skate 2017 – 40 Years of Skateboarding


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    Exactly 40 years ago – in 1977 – a group of youngsters in Florence discovered the existence of skatebord, learned how to skate and chose as their favourite home spot the Viale Poggi. Today like 40 years ago, on June 4th, skaters will be again riding Viale Poggi during the Florence Open Skate “the Longskate event with the most beautiful view in the world”. Once again this year Fortezza Asd, the longskate association of Florence, is organizing the event which has become a “cult” among the longskate events in Italy. This year’s will be the 6th edition.

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    Riders of any kind and age coming from every part of Italy and also from Europe take part at the event which sees also the presence of a lot of girls. A day of shredding all together in a relaxing and festive atmosphere, in a location famous all over the world for the amazing view of Florence. The event is sponsored by the Comune di Firenze and by many italian and european producers and distributors of longskate.

    There will be also a competitive SLIDE JAM for adults, girls and grommets. A special area will be dedicated to Longskate Dancing.

    Watch the video of the previous edition at the end of the article.

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    Giusto 40 anni -nel 1977- fa alcuni ragazzi fiorentini scoprirono l’esistenza dello skateboard, impararono ad andarci e ben presto elessero il viale Poggi come uno il loro home spot preferito. Oggi come allora, il 4 giugno, gli skaters saranno ancora una volta sul Viale Poggi per il Florence Open Skate, “l’evento di Longskate con il panorama più bello del mondo”. Fortezza Asd organizza anche quest’anno il Florence Open Skate -ormai alla sesta edizione- è diventato un vero e proprio “classico” tra gli eventi di Longskate in Italia.

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    I riders arrivano da varie parte d’Italia e d’Europa sia per fare skate in una location spettacolare, il Piazzale Michelangelo, la collina di Firenze con un panorama unico sulla città sia per po’ la piacevole atmosfera rilassata e festaiola. “Girare insieme”,  grandi, piccoli e tantissime ragazze! Non mancherà  la parte competitiva con una SLIDE JAM; Il Florence Open Skate ha il Patrocinio del Comune di Firenze ed il supporto di molti prestigiosi marchi del settore che premieranno i migliori e più fortunati atleti; saranno presenti anche alcuni dei migliori artigiani italiani che metteranno a disposizione dei riders le loro creazioni per test e comparazioni. Uno spazio del percorso sarà dedicato ai neofiti ed agli specialisti del “Dancing”.

    Questo il video dell’edizione 2016:

     

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  • IDF’s Keep It High in Philippines WQS results!


    IDF‘s Keep It High WQS is a wrap. Even though many of us are still in grieve due to the tragic event that happened during Philippine’s VLT where riders Lorraine & Nikki were senselessly murdered, IDF‘s Keep it High race took place this past weekend in Batangas, also Philippines with many international riders.

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    We still smile <3 Jenny, Julia, Sylvia, Suzie, Abigail and Elissa. Photo credit Elissa Mah

    The race started dry and sunny and ended up all wet. Still everyone gave their best. LGC New Zealand Ambassador Elissa Mah took first (congrats!!!) followed by current IDF’s #2 Woman world ranked Jenny Schauerte and local Abigail Viloria on third. Congrats ladies!

    Womens Podium:
    1. Elissa Mah (New Zealand)
    2. Jenni Schauerte (United Kingdom)
    3. Abigail Viloria (Philippines)
    4. Julia Barklow (USA)
    5. Zuzana Beranova (Czech Republik)
    6. Sylvia Mena (Costa Rica)

    Next stop is in two weeks in South Korea. Arirang Hill Fest is what’s up. Stay tuned and follow the IDF web and social media channels for all updates!

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    LGC New Zealand’s Ambassador takes home the gold! Congrats Elissa Mah! Photo by Hawgs Wheels

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    Safety first?

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    The podium. Congrats ladies!

     

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  • LGC India in India’s Surf Festival!


    Longboard Girls Crew India is going to the India Surf Festival (ISF) on November 12-14, 2016 in Ramachandi Beach, Konark, Orissa.

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