Posts from the ‘Travel’ category

GOuld SKATEBOARDING

I went to an amazing high school.
Gould Academy has a skateboard program.
STOP

Before you think “ew, organized skateboarding,” check out a new part of their program.
The So. Cal Skate Trip takes Gould and non-Gould students from all over the country to skate some of Southern California’s best skate spots.
From private parks to historic street spots, we tried to hit them all last summer.
Check it out:

With a school like that, you can see why I’m excited to travel to Maine to re-visit the campus next weekend.

For more information on how to join us on our next skate adventure. Click here

Rocky Mountain Rampage

Team Pain and Sk8 Strong are doing some amazing work in Colorado. This past weekend I was grateful to have been able to make it out to the Rocky Mountain Rampage in Colorado Springs, CO. The vert ramp and bowl at the Memorial Skatepark are super fun, the turnout was great and the locals were amazingly hospitable. I can’t wait to go back again next year!

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I’m super grateful to have been a part of the first women’s contest in 2 years! Everyone was skating really well and I was lucky to be able to sneak into 4th place.

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Lyn-Z Adams with a death-defying fs-invert transfer into the rollin

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Trying to hang in there during finals! I ended up getting 5th

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Franziska Stolz, a vert skater from Swizerland, is taking a photo of my disaster

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Lizzie knows how to crailslide properly. Maybe she will teach me. Congrats to her for winning vert AND bowl!!!

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Teaching one of the local girls proper foot placement

Special thanks to Nate McDonald for the photography and Skater Dreams for the support!

Check out the World Cup Skateboarding website for full results!

New Underexposed Teaser: Poseiden’s Oahu Tour

So while I’ve been huddled away in the editing cave piecing together the documentary, Producer Brian Lynch has been busy filming the Poseiden Foundation’s Oahu Tour.

Micaela Ramirez‘ Poseiden Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the youth. This tour brought  role models such as Cara-Beth Burnside, Jen O’Brien, Abisha Alshebaiki, Heidi Newton, and Jen Valenzuela to schools across the island where they gave motivational speeches and skated with the students.

 Lizzie Armanto, Allysha Bergado, and Hunter Long also shared their love of skateboarding by joining the Poseiden crew in various meet-and-greets and demos at skateparks all around Oahu.

Check out the teaser filmed & edited by Brian Lynch:

And be on the lookout for the new Underexposed site launching soon…

Want to be in Underexposed?

I have been completely immersed in putting together Underexposed. Filming. Setting up interviews and shoots. Traveling. Logging what must be nearly 100 hours of footage. Editing.

Cara-Beth Burnside (left) , Nora Vasconcellos (right)

It’s all slowly coming together and it should still be done by May.

DO YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF IT?

If you are a female who happens to love skateboarding, I’d love to see if I can put a clip of you in the film!

Here’s all you have to do:

Send me some clips of you skating and an introduction.

Don’t have any skate clips? At least send over an introduction!

For the introduction all that you have to do is grab a digital camera (or a friend who has one), make sure your face and shoulders are in the frame and say: “Hi my name is _____________ I (something quick about you– play a sport? have a job? what grade are you in?) and I’m a skateboarder”

In order to get your footage to me or producer Brian Lynch click this link: https://public.me.com/lannybirch , click on the “UnderexposedUpload” folder, then click the up arrow at the top of the window and then choose whatever files you’d like to send.

All ages/abilities/nationalities are welcome and encouraged to submit!

In case you forgot what Underexposed is all about, click here to watch the trailer