Top ten female skate sections for International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day 2016 today so what better reason to celebrate the fact that female skateboarding is stronger right now than it has even been and judging on current developments, it seems as if things are only going to progress faster. To celebrate this, here are some of our favourite women’s skate sections from over the years – from Cara-Beth to Marisa Dal Santo to Lizzie Armanto, all terrain is covered. Peruse these classics at your leisure, and have a read of our recent Lucy Adams interview while you’re at it…

PS. Nyjah is a dweeb!

Marisa Dal Santo in Zero – Strange World (2009)

Marisa is the perfect Zero fit – stair/rail ollies to thread-the-needle¬†landings, street grabs¬†and airwalks down hefty flights amongst other gnarliness characterise here section in ‘Strange World’.

Lizzie Armanto in Vans – Girls Combi Classic (2013)

Not many people chucking stalefish eggplants up on the coping really, Lizzie’s got that shit dialled though. She also tears up the gnarly looking Vans Combi, which you can see in the above clip.

Evelien Bouilliart web clip (2013)

A pre-Hoopla Evelien Bouilliart throws down all terrain merkage, with some solid slams along the way in this web clip.

Louisa Menke in Colorblind Skateboards – The Colorblind Video (2006)

Street destruction and a banging soundtrack to this one!

Vanessa Torres in Element – This is my Element (2007)

Vanessa Torres flows through the streets like water in 2007’s ‘This is my Element’.

Lacey Baker – Meow Skateboards web clip (2014)

Lacey Baker rips in this clip from Meow Skateboards, with extra points added for skating to a Kathleen Hanna band!

Lucy Adams in Lovenskate – The Lovenskate Video (2013)

Lucy Adams is a boss and her part in the Lovenskate Video is rad!

Alexis Sablone in Coliseum Boardshop – PJ Ladd’s Wonderful Horrible Life (2002)

Alexis Sablone’s section in PJ Ladd’s Wonderful Horrible Life, a video which stretched the boundaries of what was expected of a shop video, was way ahead of its time and still looks gnarly now – no thanks to the terrible, terrible song choice…

Elissa Steamer in Toy Machine – Jump Off A Building (1998)

Elissa Steamer’s section in ‘Jump Off A Building’ is a bona fide classic which always bears repeat viewing. We also highly recommend this part from the Brotherhood Skateshop video ‘Paradise’, which offers an input into Elissa’s more recent shredding…

Grosso’s Love Letter to Girls

Grosso’s Love Letter to Girls sees him sitting down with OG ripper Cara-Beth Burnside and Mimi Knoop to discuss some history. For the younger of you reading this, Cara-Beth’s Risk It section is a stone cold classic!


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