Skateboarding Makes Her Happy

I love the smile on Renae’s face!

Whether it is skateboarding or something else, I wish everyone has something that makes them smile.

Life can be stressful.  For my little brother right now it’s school.  He is  writing finals, finishing a huge project and I just wish he had something that could take him away from all of his troubles like I have skateboarding.

“Playing” is never a waste of time – taking a break is what can reenergize you. So yes, get out that skateboard, go smile, and then comeback to face whatever you have to face!

Face life with a smile because your positive attitude can make tasks easier.

Renae is smiling and skateboarding in the UK.  Where are you having fun skateboarding?

Anna’s Favorite Skate Trick

Lately this is Anna’s @annkulig favorite trick! Above she’s in Lubbock, Texas.  She’s one to travel so you might find her having fun skateboarding anywhere in the world.

Be sure to check her out on Instagram & YouTube.

Plus check out the Polish Skate Federation.

Where are you having fun skateboarding & with who?  More girls skate when they see girls having fun skating and the skills they learn on the board empower them both on & off the board.

The world is a better place when we share smiles and encouragement so I hope you share your soon.

Océan Dubé

I blog about girls having fun skateboarding around the world because more girls skate when they see girls having fun skating and know that there’s support around the world.

océane dubé

oceane Dubé 9 ans pratique le skateboard et le snowboard 🇨🇦 sponsor :@lpapparel ambassadrice @skateboardsforhope🌏

In school I’m learning French, so I’m trying to practice my French and was excited to see @oceanedube_sk8 having so much fun skateboarding outside – despite the snow and inside.

Here’s my try at translating. She’s 9 and loves both skateboarding and snowboarding.

She’s in Quebec, Canada. So for sure her French is better than mine.  Where are you having fun skateboarding?

Here’s my try at writing part of this post in French – I hope Océan Dubé sends me corrections

Je parle de filles qui s’amusent à faire du skate dans le monde entier parce que plus de filles patinent quand elles voient des filles s’amuser et savent qu’il y a du soutien partout dans le monde.

Elle est sponsorisée par L & P Apparel.

Où t’amuses-tu à faire du skate?


Dancing In The Sunset

Sunsets are magical so why not dance in them like @desiree_3000?

She’s in Schwyz, Switzerland. Where are you having fun skateboarding?  More girls skateboard when they see girls having fun skateboarding and all girls gain when we support each other.

Whether you are here in California (like I am) or Switzerland like her or anywhere in between – we are all people and positivity grows when that’s what we radiate.

There are millions of ways to have fun on a skateboard so I hope you share your way soon.  I’m always in awe of girls who have grace on a longboard – I wish I could dance.



Skate Rising April 2018 – Vision Boards

After being rained out in March, Skate Rising came back triumphantly on Saturday April 14th. Over 120 girls participated at the Encinitas Community Park.

Leigh Radon, co-founder of  @tea_collection and Amelia Brodka, co-founder of  @exposureskate lead the girls in making vision boards.

What’s a vision board?

A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life.

Do vision boards work?

They have for me.  Last year when I hated school because I was being bullied, I made a vision board. I envisioned being at a school where I was accepted, having friends, and enjoying learning. Today I have all of that at my new school.

I hope that every girl who attended and those reading this take the time to make a vision board.  Visualization really is a great place to start any goal. Skate Rising itself happened because Calli Kelsay envisioned it and then took action to make it happen and before that EXPOSURE Skate happened because Amelia Brodka and Lesli Cohen imagined it. There really is no limit to what you can visualize – so start working on your board now!

For a break you can go skateboarding, which is what the girls did. Thanks so much to all the volunteers like Neal Mims who help the girls achieve their vision of skateboarding.

I look forward to the second Saturday of every month.

If you’re in the San Diego area be sure to stop by 9:00am the second Saturday of the month at Encinitas Community Park. To find out more about Skate Rising contact the organizer Calli Kelsay at and follow Skate Rising on Instagram to see the latest both for the San Diego and Phoenix areas.

Till next time keep it stylish on & off the board knowing that if you can visualize it, you can achieve it!



Cinco De Mayo with The Sheckler Foundation

For the 9th year The Sheckler Foundation is hosting Skate For A Cause.

It’s a

family friendly event that combines a world class skate jam with a carnival

Admission is free or you can upgrade to VIP. The day is jam packed with excitement:

In addition to the schedule above the Cinco De Mayo carnival runs all day with traditional games that have been “skatified” so you can toss bearings, Bull pong, dunk a skater, toss an Indy Truck and do so much more with family and friends. Plus there’s always delicious food and tasty drinks to be found.

Even if you’re not able to make it, please take time to see how The Sheckler Foundation is causing change through their Be The Change Program.

This years Be The Change recipient was Team Lilly Foundation.

Each cause that’s nominated is an example of how we can all chose to make a positive difference by helping others.

This is event is just one way Ryan keeps it stylish on & off the skateboard – how are you showing and sharing your style?  Hope you share soon because we all grow when we inspire each other to be and do our best.

Ely Puente

More girls around the world skateboard when they see girls having fun skating. @elyskater29 is from Mexico and now she’s in Chili.

Both on and off her skateboard, Ely wants to share and help others.

Here’s to hoping that no matter where you are in the world, you are able to skate with people like Ely who want to share just because.

A smile is a smile all around the world and everywhere it has the ability to make everything better.

The world is happier with more skateboarding & smiles!

Skateboarding in Haiti

What do you do if you live in a country where skateboarding isn’t popular?  You promote it!

Love the enthusiasm that @skateboardinginhaiti has.

More girls and more people skateboarding when they see it’s fun and receive encouragement.  That’s why it’s so important that you share with the world why you have fun skateboarding.

When you share skateboarding you are helping someone learn skills they can use on and off the board.  Skateboarding is all about learning perseverance. It’s about getting up one more time than you fall and about trying something new when what you’ve been doing just isn’t working.

How are you sharing skateboarding?

Check out Skateboarding in Haiti to be inspired and I hope to hear your stories of inspiration soon.

Thankful for Tennis Courts

Being thankful and showing gratitude are ways to keep you focused on the positive, which in turns helps you stay motivated to be and do your best. So I loved to see the @FMskategirls post captioned

Thank goodness for tennis courts so we can skate the night away!

The FM Skate Girls are the in the Fargo-Moorhead areas and they are dedicated to sharing their love of skateboarding to inspire more girls to skate.

Where are you having fun skateboarding?

And who and what are you grateful for?

When we share the positive it grows and we all are inspired to do and be our best.

Happy Birthday Neal Mims

In my family birthdays are big business in April.  Starting off with April 10th which is Neal Mims birthday.

We might not be blood family – but we are definitely family.  Neal has helped me grow up by showing me how to have fun on & off the board.

He inspires courage to face your fears and be the best you can be.  Who inspires you? Remember to take time to thank them and then play it forward.

Happy Birthday Neal – so glad you’re in my life.