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Refurb Skate – Empowering Girls through Skateboarding

I first found out about @refurbskate when I saw

Getting amped for our second girls camp hosted by @sitetrampoline and supported by @boardertown

I started DM & e-mailing with Cayley from @refurbskate.  The girls camps above are in Queenstown New Zealand and they are

putting together these nights to get girls into skateboarding and spur on a project which will take our coaching program to Nepal as well

I love girls skateboarding everywhere so here’s some information on what they’re doing in New Zealand and their plans for Nepal.

above and below some New Zealand pictures

That view is just incredible.  Below a video from the 2nd girls event.

And a photo from Troy Tanner from @goodbuddynz.

So what’s the connection from New Zealand to Nepal?

The company Make Life Skate Life is building a skate park in Pokhara Nepal and after offering our services as laborers, they have asked us if we could use the park after it is finished to set up our coaching programme there.
We are not only aiming to teach girls to skate whilst we are there but advocate the positive impacts skating has had on our lives and encourage the girls to maintain a long term relationship with the sport. Hopefully working with locals who will continue to share the same message after we leave.

I absolutely love this!  More girls skate when they see girls skating and get encouragement.  That’s good for everyone because skateboarding is sport, art, transportation, exercise and builds self-confidence through teaching life lessons like “falling isn’t failing”.

How rad is it that people are willing to leave their country and go far, far away

to share the benefits & love of skateboarding.

To find out more you can check out

or their FaceBook Page

They are headed out on April 28th so wish them luck & if you can help them out.

Kindness is always in style on & off the board.  I feel so lucky to have found out about this project & now be able to share it –  I hope this story inspires you like it inspires me to keep sharing the love of skateboarding.



Skateboarding on Monday Makes You Feel Like

Stacey shares this video of how skateboarding makes her feel (yes, even on a Monday)!

video by Kieran

Above she’s having fun skating with her longtime friend Kimmy.  They are at Mount Maunganui.

Stacey is a nurse, hiker, yogi, boarder, adventure seeker in New Zealand but soon she’ll be in Australia.  Where are you skating & where are you taking your board next?  More girls skate when they see girls skating.

Thanks for sharing Stacey and for showing us a girl can be stylish, sporty & smart on & off the board!!!

Grey Swan Skating in New Zealand


Above @iamgreyswan, who’s really Grace Wong, leading the charge!  picture by @matt_gcs

She slowed down long enough to share why she skates & races all around Europe and New Zealand.

Skating is a great way to get in touch with a great community and for that massive rush of adrenalin – it’s a great reminder we can do anything if we put or minds to it.

Thanks Grace for sharing.  #girlscanskate & more do as other girls encourage them with their stories & pictures.

Chloe Sharing from Auckland, New Zealand

Makes my day when girls take the time to write their own post – thanks Chloe & thanks to her mom for encouraging her to be her best self.


I am 8 and a half and I have been skateboarding for a bit over 6 months.   I live in Auckland, New Zealand. My favourite skatepark is in Devenport but I skate at Victoria Park almost every weekend.
It is really hard to put into words why I like skateboarding so much! I love it because even though you fall over sometimes it is still fun. It makes me a bit sad that there are not many girls who skateboard, but it makes me happy and I try to encourage other girls who skate.
I enjoy all types of skateboarding, but I love bowls because my favourite thing to do at the moment is to drop in. I am trying to learn to olly and pop shuvit.  – Chloe

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Thanks Chloe for taking the time to share & as more girls do there will be more girl skateboarders.  And that tower – magnificent.  One of the best things about being the skatingfashionista is learning about rad places.

Skate parks with views are so stylish!

Fun Skate Park in New Zealand

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Christina loves skateboarding at Raglan Skate Park in New Zealand.  She loves the colorful bowl, snake run and funny grommet banter.  Now I want to go to New Zealand too – the more you know the more places there are to go!

We may be done with the 2015 Christmas tree – but we are just getting started with showing all around the world #girlscanskate!

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