• OPEN Premiere in PHILIPPINES April 3 & 15 during VLT!

    We’re over the moon to announce the Philippine OPEN -by Daniel Etura- premieres! Our LGC Japanese ambassador Ayumi Oride  joined forces with LGC Philippines ambassadors Cristine Garnace & Trina Risos for a double premiere during the VLT 2015 event.

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    The Visayan Longboard Trilogy (VLT) is Philippines greatest event and gathers riders from all over the world.

    If you’re in the area join them for the first screening on Friday April 3rd in Siquijor Island at 8pm or the last day of the event Wednesday 15. All passes are FREE and you will also enjoy some beer, goodies & raffle! Follow LGC Philippines for more updates on the events.

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    SEE YOU THERE!

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  • OPEN worldwide premiere in Madrid video!

    Please take a minute to enjoy what has been one of the greatest nights of our lives. OPEN -by Daniel Etura- premiered worldwide in Madrid last November during the Madrid Skate Film Festival and several OPEN riders came from all over the world to whiteness this epic moment. To see the photo review & stories from that weekend click here and to see the girl’s and everyone reaction after seeing the movie for the first time see the video below.

    Shot & edited by Alex Moreán, this video sums a night full of emotions, premiering a kind of movie never done in longboarding before. Enjoy!

    Once again, thanks everyone for coming and sharing this magic moment with us. Thanks everyone who is going to the screenings around the word and making hundreds of km to be there, we absolutely love you!

    Big thanks to all the riders: Cindy ZhouAmanda PowellKatie NeilsonIshtar Backlünd, Jenna RussoCristina Mandarina, Marisa Nuñez, Micaela Wilson, Eider Walls, Jacky MadenfrostGador Salís, Gina Mendez, Cami Best & Valeria Kechichian for giving their best performance and massive thanks to all the production crew: Director Daniel Etura, Local Production & brothers Dasilva Boards, Production Assistant Maria Carrasco, Sound Engineer Nerio Gutierrez & danger rider Matt K for giving their best in order to achieve a movie like this. 

    Thanks to our sponsors, artists who kindly gave us their music and all our Indiegogo supporters. We couldn’t have done this without each and every one of your contributions. Together we’re making history!

    As we always say, for more to come, this is just the beginning.

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  • OPEN premiere in Norway March 15th!

    We’re stoked to announce the Norwegian premiere of OPEN on March 15th hosted by GAIA, an all-female group who encourages women to peruse their passions. Longboard Girls Crew Norway ambassador Lorenza Walker is co-hosting and organizing the screening and our fabulous OPEN rider Ishtar Bäcklund is joining them! LGC Norwegian ambassadors Bjørg Kristine Jensen & Kari Havnevik will also be there. YES!

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    As said the date is on Sunday March 15 in Uhort: Torggata 11, Strøget, Oslo, Norway. Check the Facebook event and confirm assistance here. The event starts at 6pm, the movie screening at 7pm and the entrance is FREE.

    GAIA will also introduce Norway’s new all-girl skate course (Gaia City Bombers) for anyone who wants to spend the spring and summer learning how to shred. So this evening is all about Female stoke but everyone is welcome to be part of it! There will be popcorn, opportunity to buy beverages and stoked girls.

    After the viewing you will get a chance to talk to the girls about Gaia City Bombers, Longboard Girls Crew and the plans for the GCB Crew. You will be able to register for the skate courses during the evening.

    SEE YOU THERE!

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  • OPEN premiere in Sweden March 5th!

    YES! It’s time for the Swedish screening of  ’OPEN – lgc skates Israel‘ by Daniel Etura. OPEN rider and LGC family Ishtar Bäcklund is putting the screening together along with OPEN sponsor Kahalani shop.

    Collaborating with the female Royal Swedish Roller Derby crew who will be showcasing a short film preview of their own, we invite you to join on a fun night with strong feminine spirit at BIO RIO in Stockholm on March 5th at 19.30.

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    To add some frosting on top of it all, Kahalani is holding their release party for the new Kahalani “V2″ Precision Cast truck that same night! So get ready for a fun night packed with action and good vibes. For more info, confirming assistance and updates check the Facebook event here.

    Bring your smiles and come celebrate the start of a great season with us!

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  • OPEN German Premiere complete review + exclusive photos!

    Oh, Germany. OPEN sponsor and one of the biggest Longboard Girls Crew supporters Concrete Wave Skateshop Cologne hosted the German premiere in Cologne on January 17 and rad times were had, as every skate event I had ever attended in Germany… and considering I realized I have forgotten the movie the minute I landed in Cologne, I would say that everything worked out fine.

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    Nearly 250 people gathered at the Lüdwig Museum, right next to the Dome to watch the movie. So many people drove or flew from different cities in Germany, some even drove more than 600km to attend the screening… insane!

    Many European Longboard Girls Crew Ambassadors and riders attended including Laura Godeck from LGC Poland, Lyndsay McLaren from LGC UK and Mel Goltz, Deborah Kerr, Guilia Alfeo & Theresa Charlotte from LGC Germany. Maria Arndt from Girls in Longboarding also came a long way and kindly took the event photos… Thanks buddy!

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    Presenting OPEN to an amazing audience

    The feedback was mind-blowing. That moment when the movie is over and you feel the energy rising cause people really liked it and they want to show it… oh that moment. That moment pays off a lot of the hard work a project like this involves.

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    After the screening and still in the Lüdwig Museum Heiko & I presented the new LGC Board that was about to be released. We did some give-aways and the first LGC Board was raffled to a lucky winner.

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    From right to left: Heiko, Anna & I presenting the new LGC Board

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    These two handsome humans. Heiko Schöller from Concrete Wave Skateshop Cologne & Ingo Halbeisen from Icone Longboards

    Afterwards party was had, German style. Therefor I don’t remember much but I do know I tweeted cursing German beer the morning after though I don’t usually drink.

    Big thanks to everyone who showed up, to all my old friends that came and to all the new ones I made. Special thanks to Christian Kniepp for saving the day and burning the new Blu Ray with the movie after I forgot it in Madrid (haha, I know).

    Endless thanks to Anna Fusari & Heiko Schöller from Concrete Wave Skateshop Cologne. As said, not only they support me as few people do but they also support Longboard Girls Crew in more ways you can imagine. Heiko & Concrete Wave shake, support and promote not only the German scene but the longboarding scene in general and we’re lucky to have them. Thank yous are not enough.

    Thanks to Maria Arndt for taking all these beautiful pictures! Please check her Instagram account here and all her projects out, she’s a rad photographer and intense female supporter.

    The more I know the German community the more impressed I am by their dedication, commitment and support with each other. So far I have never seen something like this in any country. They support their local brands, local skateshops, have a rad stoke level and show up at any event whether it’s raining water or meatballs. They just show up cause that’s how much they want things to happen.

    Every time I leave Cologne a part of me stays over there. Danke für alles Köln!

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