• Board of Media – Raising awareness of the inequality in Action Sports

    Board of Media is an amazing documentary project and not-for-profit campaign raising awareness of the inequality in action sports.

    Emma, Alex, Connor & Jed make up team Board of Media, based in London where the action sports scene is booming and especially the female skate scene. Emma noticed a lack of media coverage, especially of females riding. Cue ‘Board of media’ the campaign and documentary.

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    Just as we do on Longboard Girls Crew, they know their message needs to transcend the boundaries of the sports industry, raising awareness of the inequality in action sports advertising, film, photography and prize money. Our utopia is to see more female action sports athletes in the Mainstream media. We are asking you to unite with us and make what has given us all so much joy and worth be the trajectory for social growth and social change.

    They just launched an Indiegogo Campaign to make this documentary a reality. Please support, contribute if you can and share the news.

    From Longboard Girls Crew, we love what you’re doing! Let’s keep working together on achieving real gender equality for Women in Action Sports and society in general.

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  • GIRLS Report: The Catalina Island Classic 2014 by Rachel Bagels Bruskoff

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    Possala Wang taking on the straight. Photo- David Ruano

    The Catalina Island Classic began in 1977, bringing skaters to a lovely island sitting cozy of the coast of southern California. After taking a few decades off, hopes of racing in the beautiful city of Avalon regained life. Brent “Dubes” Eldorf of Resource Distribution took the reins and created the now annual, invitational event. Riders came from all over the world to soak up the track and embrace an island getaway. The city of Avalon opened it’s arms to a downhill skateboard invasion for the weekend.

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    The beautiful city of Avalon by Khaleeq Alfred

    The race echoes in the minds of most downhill skaters as a must hit event. The island is beautiful, the event is well organized, and the road is prime. The harbor sits below the race track creating an unbelievable backdrop for a spectacular event. Twisting along the mountainside, buttery pavement connects all the turns and chicanes creating a technical and fun course. The course is narrow and windy, sending racers blazing into each tight corner, kicking off a little speed before being launched into the next.

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    Marie “Spoky Woky” Bougourd railing through the chicane. Photo- Khaleeq Alfred

    The CIC is a great example of the growth of downhill skating and racing, especially within female competition. With its resurrection in 2012, a crew of 6 ladies braved the course owning the women’s category. One year later, the number rose to 14 fierce competing ladies. This years event saw a fantastic bunch of 20 ladies ripping down the course.

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    Most of the brave ladies of the 2012 revival

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    Some of the fierce ladies of 2014. Photo- David Ruano

    The event lasted all weekend and spanned the city of Avalon. The weekend started off on Friday with Dubes welcoming all the skaters aboard the rider ferry to give everyone the low down on the event. Everyone settled into island life before the race festivities began.

    Saturday rolled around as riders were getting antsy to hit the course. It was a day devoted to taking runs, figuring out the road, and having fun skating with everyone. Ladies were lining the road all day, weaving around between other ladies and the boys. The level of competition between the women was high. Coming from all around the world, each lady brought their A game to this grand event.

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    Kelsey ‘Barbie’ Skrobotz and Marisa Nunez looking fierce in black and pink. Photo- Mike Roberts

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    Emily Pross leading a full pack of hardcore ladies and one lil grom Photo-David Ruano

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    Awaiting the start line Photo- David Ruano

    After a long day of scorching heat, practice runs ended. Once the skating was over for the day, island exploration began. The city provided many activities to keep everyone entertained for the weekend. A mini ramp jam (thanks to Resource and CSC) kept all the hungry skaters at bay and spectators entertained and the boardwalk became lively with race-goers filling up the bars and restaurants.

    Sunday rolled around the corner and everyone awoke ready to race. After a few practice runs, the brackets were unveiled. Racing proved how strong all the lady participants were as everyone was fierce competition. All the heats were stacked with 4 women braving the starting line. Each girl individually killed it, making the heats super close with tight packs.

    As the day progressed, the numbers dwindled down until the final four stood on the starting line. Alicia Fillback, Elena Corigall, Marisa Nunez, and Victoria Waddington battled it out all the way to the bottom. Elena ended up taking first, Alicia crushed through in second, Marisa third, and Victoria in fourth place. All the ladies demonstrated killer downhill skating skill throughout the weekend, creating much excitement for the female downhill scene.

    The weekend ended with a bang as everyone went out to celebrate the event. The night rolled on with many shenanigans before the weekends’ closure. The last thing to do was say goodbyes and take the ferry back to the mainland.

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    Smiles atop the ladies podium by David Ruano

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  • Open – Worldwide Premiere in Madrid!

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    And so it happened. After almost a year of very hard work Open was released some weeks ago during the Madrid Skate Film Festival in Madrid, Spain.

    Some of the Open riders flew from all over the world to attend the premiere: Amanda Powell came all the way from California, Katie Neilson from Canada, Ishtar Backlünd from Sweden, Jenna Russo from Australia, Cristina Mandarina and Eider Walls from Barcelona and Gador and me who live in Madrid. It was insane! Still, Marisa, Cindy, Micaela, Jacky, Gina & Cami were missed immensely!

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  • South American Shredders: Meet Pauli Rulli from Argentina!

    Hey Pauli! Full name, age, and location, please?
    Hey! Maria Paula Rulli, 23 years old, I am from Baradero but I have been living for a couple of years here in the Capital Federal.

    How is all the longboarding thing going on in Buenos Aires?
    I hope we had some cooler spots, but we have a good time enjoying what we have and trying to do it as good as possible, and there is always the chance of traveling and skateing at other places.

    When did you started skating?
    About two years ago or so.

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    Shot by Gabriel Hernán Morini

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  • LGC France – Road Trip Summer Meet

    Part of Longboard Girls Crew France went on a 10-days road trip through the south of France skating hills, parks, meeting local riders and even covering the IDF Peyragudes Never Dies race. Check the adventures of Alice Aubert, Camille Chartier, Pauline Dilosquer, Morgane Pouillot, Tahina Miault and Thaïs Gravouil while meeting with some of the best French riders on their way. This looks like fun!

    Film & Edit by the always awesome Julien Léger. Check out some of the best photos of the trip!

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