Smiling is Your Choice

Marta Mary captioned this photo

My ugly crushed face from the helmet pads doesn’t stop me from smiling at #Belajoyride and sayin hello to @duckvader01 taking snaps ūü§óūü§ó

Of course she’s not ugly & she absolutely has the right attitude – you can choose to smile through anything.

She’s an amazing skater. ¬†Above she was skating in Bad Eisenkappel. (Austria)

Below she won first place in Pomezia. (Italy)

Where are you having fun skating?  And where are you choosing to smile.  Hope you are smiling on & off the board daily.

 

Happy Birthday Tara

October is the birthday month of Tara, who over the years has inspired me both on & off the board.

One reason Tara inspires me is she’s always smiling with a positive can do attitude. ¬†Even when she has fears she faces them head on.

Another reason she inspires me is that she doesn’t give up.

Tara had a serious skating accident several years ago involving a car.  Many would have given up.  Not Tara, she recovered is back skating and even shares about her accident and recovery.

Public speaking can be terrifying, but Tara does it because she’s always willing to share her life lessons.

Tara also inspires me by how much she does to promote girls skateboarding:  she encourages girls to try skating and girls who already skate to build communities.

Tara started & organizes all the Arbor Girls Push 2 Progress events!

Happy Birthday Tara – hope you are enjoying your world adventures and that this is another awesome year for you!

 

Eating Happy at Mendocino Farms

I recently had the pleasure of finding Mendocino Farms, a farm fresh restaurant, down in Carmel Valley right near one of my favorite skateparks.

There are locations all over California.  This location just opened in August 2017.

At Mendocino Farms they are focused on creating the best meal possible. They have seasonal menus with a wide selection of sandwiches, soups and salads.

My personal favorite is the MODERN TUNA ‚ÄúALMOST MELT‚ÄĚ.

I love this place because the ingredients are good for you and you know where they come from. All the food used is specially chosen from local farmers.

The whole idea began way back when in 2003, when husband & wife duo (Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen) wanted something more than the typical meal.

As the sign says you’ll be happy!

Through drive and grit their dream became real (something I just so happen to be big on).

This was without a doubt one of my favorite meals and just another reason to look forward to hanging out in Carmel Valley!

above the Carmel Valley Skatepark

Plus huge thank you to Mendocino Farms for supporting schools – like my own.

 

 

 

 

Patineta Pa’Rato

Check out¬†Patineta Pa’Rato’s¬†on IG. ¬†They’re Venezuelan skater girls supporting each other and skater girls across the world. ¬†Above they were in Columbia for a Pan American Skate Contest.

They encourage and support girls of all ages and all types of risk takers.

How are you encouraging others to have fun skateboarding?  Hope you share soon.

 

Skateboard Girl Army

Did you know there’s a Skateboard Girl Army?

I didn’t until I saw this video of President Brook at Brook Run Skatepark in Atlanta, GA.

I love finding out about girls like this who are having fun skateboarding & encouraging each other.

Do you skate with a strong group of girls like this?  Please share because more girls skate when they see girls having fun skating and knowing where to meet up with fun skater girls is the best.

What Do You Do with Your 20 Year Old Skateboards

What do you do with your 20 year old skateboards?  Well you can still use them to skate or

as Maren shows us in these videos, you can share the fun of skateboarding with your nieces.

#girlscanskate and because of girls like Maren there’s more & more #skatergirlsnorway

Where are you having fun skateboarding?  And how are you helping to share the fun?

Success unshared is failure.

That’s a quote from John Paul DeJoria and I think it’s so true and that when people believe it they share their talents and we all have more fun!

 

MATIX CO X Mountain Dew Collaboration

Amateur California skateboarder Reemo Pearson, who’s sponsored by both Mountain Dew and Matix Clothing played a key role in the creation of this retro-inspired collection of apparel and accessories.

Above Reemo in the faded hood fleece – my favorite piece in the collection- and Jared Cleland in the long sleeve tee.

So the pieces look stylish, do they function?  Absolutely as seen in the video below with Reemo, Jordan Maxham, Anthony Anaya and Jared.

In all there are eight pieces (flannels, hoodies, hats & tees) available direct through Matix Clothing or at retailers.

Hope you check them out & have as much fun as I am wearing them.

On & off the board fun!

 

 

Only You Can Let An Obstacle Stop You

Sometimes in life you encounter obstacles.  Skateboarding has helped me learn how not to give up and get past the obstacle.

That’s why I love this picture of Sarah¬†she just keeps skateboarding. An obstacle can stop you or you can figure out your way around – sometimes it’s over or under or through it. ¬†What’s important is not giving up.

What has skateboarding helped you become stronger at?  When you share you inspire other girls to skateboard too.

 

Balance is Key

@eva_filipczak says

Balance is Key

She’s absolutely right on & off the board balance is the key. ¬†We all have a million things to do but to get it all done you need to balance work with fun or you’ll just get burned out.

Eva is keeping it balanced above at Promenade des Anglais in France and below at Le port de Nice, Cote d’Azur also in France.

Where are you skating? ¬†Whether it’s in the city or down the mountain, I hope you share soon because more girls skate when they see stylish girls having fun skating.

Skateboard Camp in Utah

I first blogged about Diana when she shared teaching girls to knee slide back in June of 2016.

Now she’s sharing a skateboard camp coming up in October.

If you’re in the Ogden Utah area check it out. ¬†Below a fun pics from prior camp.

How are you sharing the fun of skateboarding?  More girls skateboard when they see girls having fun skating and stay skateboarding when they have other fun people to skate with & learn from.

Hope you share soon!