Many girls are also finding that skateboarding is for them too. According to a 12 year old female skater from Ohio named Abbey, skateboarding lets you “express yourself in ways that other things can’t.”
One hero to many young skaters is Marisa Dal Santo. Dal Santo was recently featured in the movie “Strangeworld” and is considered by many to be the next great female skater. In her young career, she has four X Games medals in five appearances including two gold medals and was the 2007 overall World Cup Skateboarding Champion. Leaders like Marisa are paving the way for the next generation of champions.
Another hero is Vanessa Torres - she is one of the top skateboarding women in the world. She is featured in several women's skateboarding videos such as AKA: Girl Skater and Getting Nowhere Faster. In 2003, Torres became the first female skateboarder to win a gold medal at the X Games. She won the street course at the first X Games to feature female skateboarding competitions.