Fun With The Girls on The Pumptrack

Janine had her

First pumptracksession😀 with the girls!

in November 2017.  I’m very sorry for being so late in posting. Another place you can find her skating with the girls is downhill.

Where do you have fun skating with your friends?  There’s so many ways and places to skateboard.

Be sure to check out Janine plus her crews Band of Boarders downhill skaters from Switzerland and Bam Bam Skate.

More girls skateboard when they see girls having fun and they receive encouragement, so I hope you share where and with whom you’re skating soon.

Skate Rising September 8, 2018

Skate Rising, EXPOSURE Skate’s youth program for girls, had a fabulous turnout at their September monthly event.  The free event held at the Encinitas Community Park was attended by locals – including the Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear – and visitors from as far away as Canada.

Above Yash from Impact Skate Club visited from Canada. He and Catherine taught participants about the importance of making plans to achieve your dreams.

Impact Skate Club worked with Skate Rising on International Day of Service this past summer, so it was awesome to have the opportunity to meet and skateboard with Yash here in Encinitas.

Skateboarding is fun the world over and especially fun if you are able to skate with friends who encourage you.

In addition to skateboarding the girls made a craft with KD is Kindness Daily and supported San Diego Community Resource Center.

The hundred of donated items went to

fight hunger, homelessness and domestic violence in San Diego!

Skate Rising’s next monthly event is Saturday October 13th from 9-11am at the Encinitas Skate Plaza.  I hope you come to join in all the fun.

If you’ve never skateboarded before, there are volunteers to help and thanks to sponsors like SkateXS and My Grey Matterz there’s loner equipment.  So no excuses, just opportunities to come out, make friends, work on a community project, and of course skateboard with encouragement.

all photos Mike Moore

How Mimi Tackles Thursday

Mimi tackled Thursday 9/28/17 with her all

a 3 hour practice session 💪🏻🍁

Pushed myself to try 5 brand new tricks, had 2 falls but got my first combo down; 180 Look Back 👀 & did my first 360 Step! If you want any tips or have any tips for me, please drop me a comment 😁✌🏻

I love Mimi’s determination.  Skateboarding can look so elegant but before the elegance is practice, practice, practice.  The practice might not be pretty, falling can be frequent, but it will pay off.

Allow yourself to learn from your mistakes. May the voice in your head be patient, understanding, and clever to learn what to do differently the next time.

Mimi is having fun skating North of England in the UK.  More girls skateboard when they see girls having fun skating and the skills they learn on the board (determination, patience) help them 24/7!