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Cindy Whitehead’s TED Talk: Get inspired

Cindy whitehead, longboard girls crew

We’re over the moon to finally see the female vert skateboarding legend Cindy Whitehead‘s Ted Talk in Santa Monica on women in skateboarding and encouraging girls to speak up. Check it out and get inspired:

Check out Cindy’s radness. She was a PRO vert skateboarder in the 70’s and quickly became one of the top ranked professional female vert skateboarders in the U.S. for pool riding and half-pipe. She is one of the ladies that paved the way for us all and still inspire us endlessly. Respect.

cindy whitehead, longboard girls crew

Runway Skatepark, Carson California, 1980. Photo?

Cindy whitehead, long bard girls crew

Arizona Pipes, 1978. Photo?

cindy whitehead, longboard girls crew

Dog Bowl, Marina Skatepark. Photo?

cindy whitehead, longboard girls crew

Skateboard World, 1977. Photo?

cindy whitehead, long bard girls crew

Plexiglass Half Pipe, Fountain Valley, California

cindy whitehead, longboard girls crew

Marina Skatepark, Upper Kehole, 1980. Photo?

tony hawk, cindy whitehead, mimi koop, patty mcgee, rodney Mullen, longboard girls crew

All stars: Jane Rogers, Robin Logan, Rodney Mullen, Laura Thornhill Caswell, Tony Hawk, Cindy Whitehead, Paul Schmitt, Patti McGee, Di Dootson Rose and Mimi Knoop among others at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Ian Logan photo.

valeria kechichian, cindy whitehead, amanda powell, longboard girls crew

Yes, we met. Valeria Kechichian, Cindy Whitehead and Amanda Powell in California last summer. Cindy we love you! Dane Webber photo.

To find out more about Cindy and her work supporting Women in Action Sports click here.

 

4 Comments

  • Thank you for the love – what you girls are doing for women in this sport is AMAZING – I am in awe of you girls and feel very lucky to call you friends. xoxo

  • Thank you for the love – what you girls are doing for women in this sport is AMAZING – I am in awe of you girls and feel very lucky to call you friends. xoxo

  • Jim Merritt says:

    I never heard of Cindy during the 70’s, i see she skated in the 70’s, Just don’t think she ever competed against any of the 70’s female skaters that made a mark in skating, ie, Peggy Oki, Ellen O’Neal, Robin Logan, Ellen Berryman, Laura Thornhill, Robin Alaway, Desiree Von Essen, etc., — Maybe she skated in the 70’s but as a professional I think of her more of a 80’s skater — Does she have any results of events where she skated in the 70’s? But beyond that — SHE HAD A TREMENDOUS BOTTOM — DAMN! And I would have remembered that bottom !!! WOW!!! Whatever decade she’s truly from, that bottom is timeless — especially in the one she’s riding the Earth Ski Logan — Love, Jimmy

  • Jim Merritt says:

    I never heard of Cindy during the 70’s, i see she skated in the 70’s, Just don’t think she ever competed against any of the 70’s female skaters that made a mark in skating, ie, Peggy Oki, Ellen O’Neal, Robin Logan, Ellen Berryman, Laura Thornhill, Robin Alaway, Desiree Von Essen, etc., — Maybe she skated in the 70’s but as a professional I think of her more of a 80’s skater — Does she have any results of events where she skated in the 70’s? But beyond that — SHE HAD A TREMENDOUS BOTTOM — DAMN! And I would have remembered that bottom !!! WOW!!! Whatever decade she’s truly from, that bottom is timeless — especially in the one she’s riding the Earth Ski Logan — Love, Jimmy