Recently I got asked to check out AZZA skateboards.
I read all my e-mail, comments & direct messages so I was like sure. And this one is legit it’s a company started by a girl for girls. The mission build a bridge between art and athleticism.
As someone who 100% sees skateboarding as sport & art – I was interested to learn more. Here’s my interview with the founder/creator Tessa Slisz.
SF: When did AZZA start and by who? Is AZZA in the US or ???
TS: AZZA was started by me in June of 2016. I am a Minnesota girl that resides in Arizona, where we are currently based. I create all of our designs and artwork in addition to running the company. Our boards are available on our website, but I hope to get them into some local shops in the near future.
SF: How long a process was it from we’re going to do this to we have a board to sell?
SF: What was your first board or boards? And you’re about skateboards and longboards?
TS: Yes, I’m making both skateboards and longboards. The very first design I made was the “SIREN” skateboard, but all the decks we currently have came shortly after that one. It kind of opened the floodgates in helping me realize what I wanted AZZA to be.
SF: Where are they available?
TS: Currently, the boards are only available at www.azzaskateboards.com. We hope to get them into some local shops soon too!
SF: What’s next? What’s the best way to stay informed on more designs follow your IG or ???
if you’re a girl that NEEDS a deck – not just wants – from AZZA let me know.
Support and encouragement is for everyone but this deck is for a girl – so if you are or know a girl in NEED of a deck let me know. Be following AZZA on instagram for more details.