• Madrid Skate Film Festival 2014

    Finally! MSFF 3rd edition is around the corner. One of the best Film Festivals in Europe that gathers films + Skate + contests + activities. Pack your bags and come to Madrid during October 17-19 because this is going to be an epic edition.

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    The video contest is also on so make sure to check the rules here and apply your skate/longboard video asap

    Check out last year’s epic edition. This year more & better. See you there!

    MSFF 2013 Making Off from MSFF on Vimeo.

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    Por fin! La tercera edición del MSFF está aquí. Uno de los mejores festivales de Europa que reúne cine + skate + concursos + actividades. Haz la maleta y vente para Madrid del 17 al 19 de Octubre porque va a ser una edición épica.

    Están abiertas las inscripciones para el concurso de cortos. Lee las bases aquí y envía tu película.

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    Chequear el video de la edición del año pasado. Este año más y mejor. Allí nos vemos!

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  • Women in Board & Action Sports Annual Conference in Biarritz. Come join us!

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    It’s time! 6th Annual Conference of Women in Board & Action Sports. This year in Biarritz coinciding with the ASP Womens World Championship Tour and the Eurosimma Surf Summit.

    From September 29 until October 2nd get ready to connect, get inspired and learn from some of the industry’s finest
    This year’s speakers include Kim Woozy (!!! we’re stoked) MAHFIA TV Founder. Mahfia TV is dedicated to producing authentic stories in women’s action sports culture and captures an audience of girls around the world who are passionate about riding boards. From California Longboard Surf World Champion Cori Schumacher who’s also the ‘Inspire Initiative’ Founder and a women activist. Joebaby Noonan from the Bahamas, is a dolphin whisperer, shaman and a business consultant, he is the perfect person to tell us what ‘female connection’ really means. Maritxu Darrigrand from France is the Roxy Founder, and one of the women who has contributed the most to female surfing growth and surfing lifestyle over many years. Antoine Haincourt is a Brand Strategist from France, he will guide us through the DO’s and DON’Ts of creating a successful company and personality. Our close friend and Longboard Girls Crew supporter Iker Aguirre who’s a motivational speaker, company coach from Spain and France with over 20 years of experience in the boardsports business and once again our Managing Director Valeria Kechichian will talk about the “role” of women in society, sexism and achieving our true potential.

    We had a blast last year in Saas Fee with the amazing inspirational speeches from Burton’s President Donna Carpenter, Olympic Gold Medalist Tanja Frieden, Industry guru Iker Aguirre and our own LGC Director Valeria Kechichian. She even hosted a longboard workshop. Check it out!

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    Can you think of a better scenery to learn some skateboard basics?

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    Workshop WIB, women in boardsports, valeria kechichian, longboard, longboard girls crew, friends, switzerland

    Everyone happy

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    We even went snowboarding with the Burton crew!

    This year the conference will take place at the seminar hotel Domaine de Bassilour in Bidart, just 3 kms from Biarritz. You can now sign up for your conference pass here. For those ladies who want to book their accommodation at the same place, will be asked to this separately and asap. Please follow the instructions on the website.

    You can find the program, travel, accommodation information and further details about the speakers, workshops and activities on the WIB Facebook fan page or on the WIB web. Also make sure to follow them on Instagram!

    See you there ladies!

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  • Micaela Wilson – Longest Slide Wipeout during Central Mass 5

    Our little beast keeps getting radder. Micaela Wilson’s wipeout during Central Mass 5. She’s fine.

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    Priceless audience reaction. Source: Robcwilliams Instagram accout.

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    Though this is how we usually see her. Ethan Cochard photo.

     

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  • IDF European season so far: Almabtrieb & Kozakov 2014

    Almabtrieb was the first of the IDF European races held during 16-19 July in Germany. As usual riders from all over the world came to race and I was excited as hell to meet so many of my friends from around the globe.

    Almost 20 girls were registered to race or freeride and they came from all over Europe and beyond. Maga Mc Whinnie came from Australia, Elena Corrigall from Canada and Emma Daigle -originally from Canada but lately living in Hawaii- came but couldn’t race due to a massive road rash, so both of us lurked (very) hard the entire four days.

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    Glori Kupsch shot by Kristýna Těšínská

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    Elena Corrigall shot by Kristýna Těšínská

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    Dana Schitter by Kristýna Těšínská

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    Maga by Kristýna Těšínská

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    Tina shot by Kristýna Těšínská

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    Anna Pixner shot by Richard Gibello

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    Becks Rebecca Gemperle shot by Yorck Dertinger

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    Spoky shot by Yorck Dertinger

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    Tamara Prader doing a run with Patrick. Richard Gibello shot.

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    Glori & Dana shot by Newton’s Shred

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    Searching for shadows in between heats. Richard Gibello shot.

     

    The base camp was hot and sunny but a little creek with frozen water some meters away was our life savior. It served us as a shower, beer cooler and general meeting point.

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    The camp. Newton’s Shred photo.

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    The creek <3 Richard Gibello shot

    And this is what Germans do for entertaining before/after the races. Race-crawl in a rocky creek till (almost) death. Nico Nuehrig took home the gold, the wounds & of course the glory.

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    Believe it or nor they have rules. Kristýna Těšínská photo.

    Ass grabbing is always a hit. Kristýna Těšínská photo.

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    Elena & I. All smiles.

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    Family dinner. Richard Gibello shot.

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    Watching the finals. With beer. Newton’s Shred photo.

    I was crazy stoked to see my friends skate. All the ladies killed it the whole event and the podium looked like this:

    1. Elena Corrigall

    2. Tamara Prader

    3. Spoky Woky

    4. Tina Zibeline

    5. Glori Kuspch

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    Almabtrieb 2014 Women’s Podium

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    These ladies!!!!!! <3 Too much stoke

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    Almabtrieb 2014 Open Podium. Kevin Reimer, Jimmy Riha, Patrick Switzer & Matt K

    The last night party was had and despite that awful electronic? music they were DJing we had a great time. Next time we demand DJ Buff Bill. Danke für alles Germany!

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    This is before everyone went crazy drunk. Richard Gibello photo.

     

    The week after in Kozakov the podium was exactly the same:

    1. Elena Corrigall

    2. Tamara Prader

    3. Spoky Woky

    Check out these killer shots of the ladies:

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    Lyde Begue leading the heat. Jirka Livora photo

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    Spoky’s steez. Cgsa Downhill photo.

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    Tamara Prader the squirrel. Jirka Livora Photo.

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    The girls <3 Andrei Gorokhov snap.

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    Lyde Begue being boss. Cgsa Downhill photo

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    Cristina Verdú. Jirka Livora photo.

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    Spoky & Lyde shot by Miller Division

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    Elena owning the season! Cgsa Downhill photo.

    Peryagudes starts tomorrow so stay tuned!

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  • French Girls Down the Mountains

    Some of the Longboard Girls Crew France riders got together to skate a mythical mountain in the French Alps. Marie Bougourd aka Spoky Wooky, Tahina Miault, Alex Kubiak, Laure Descloitres, Elise Mathis & Anne Poursin ripping shot by the always talented Julien Léger. Enjoy!

    Gravity Boardshop – French Girls Down the Mountains from Gravity Boardshop on Vimeo.

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