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GRO Tomboi Brings Skateboarding To Girls At The Bklyn Bazaar
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted August 17, 2014 at 3:10pm

  Save the date.     GRO is inviting all the girls of NYC and around to come skate at this great event.  All girls, all ages and all abilities are encouraged to attend.  New to skateboarding?  Here is your chance to lear...more

Skate Questions & Advice: Learning To Ollie
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted August 6, 2014 at 4:59pm

The ollie is one of the most basic tricks on a skateboard.  It is not the easiest.  The ollie is an important skill for anyone looking to progress in street trick skating.  Often, it is this skill that seems like a major obstacle for those ...more

Michigan GRO Session – August 24th
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted August 4, 2014 at 5:59pm

Michigan is on it’s way towards having it’s first official GRO Crew!  With the creation of this crew lead by one of the Midwest’s top female skaters, Christiana Smith, in collaboration with Modern Skatepark, this GRO Crew will be re...more

Skate Questions & Advice: Dropping In
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted August 2, 2014 at 1:50pm

Dropping in on a ramp is one of the early skills learned in skateboarding by those who want to ride skateparks and progress their ability of learning skateboard tricks.  This step in the skate journey can be viewed as a challenge and sometimes scary....more

How A Skateboard Legend Is Using Her Skateboard To Improve The Future For Girls
by anngaff
posted July 24, 2014 at 1:32pm

  How A Skateboard Legend Is Using Her Skateboard To Improve The Future For Girls Through Girls Riders Organization, Inc.   New York, New York – July 24, 2014 – Skateboards are purchased everyday around the world.  But when t...more

The Pink Helmet Posse At Tribeca Film Festival NYC
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted April 11, 2014 at 7:23pm

  Girls skateboarding will be a part of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York through the 9 minute Documentary Short of The Pink Helmet Posse. “Three pink tutus. Three pink helmets. Three pink skateboards. Meet Bella, Sierra, and Rella: age...more

Lucky Magazine Talks Skateboarding
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted February 22, 2014 at 8:24am

  Lucky Magazine helped bring thoughts of skateboarding to girls around the world in the March 2014 issue with the article “Total Body Shred”.  To get a better understanding of skateboarding, the article’s author, Megan O&rsqu...more

A Glam Slam Talks Surfing & Style With Roxy Athlete Stephanie Gilmore
by A Glam Slam
posted August 13, 2013 at 11:02pm

Stephanie Gilmore has cemented herself as a dominant force in the surfing world and continues to make waves as the sport’s leading female star. At just 25 years of age, her list of accomplishments is endless. She is a 5x ASP World Champion...more

US Open of Surfing Ends with Rioting
by Pretty Tough
posted July 30, 2013 at 9:39pm

The nine-day U.S. Open of Surfing, one of the sports biggest events, wrapped Sunday afternoon in Huntington Beach. Crowds during the week totaled in the millions and the final day was a bit of a madhouse with hordes of beach goers spilling out of t...more

Sets in Motion, Episode 10 – Orlando
by WakeGirls Blog
posted July 21, 2013 at 7:33pm

In this episode of Sets In Motion, the featured athletes Jen Gilenfar, Cassandra Scott, Melissa Marquardt, Raimi Merritt, Hayley Smith , Meagan Ethell, Tarah Mikacich, and Amber Wing spent some time behind the camera in Orlando Florida with the Wakegirls ...more

54th Master's Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament: Raimi Merritt Wins 2013 Master’s
by WakeGirls Blog
posted May 29, 2013 at 9:24pm

The 54th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament® at Callaway Gardens brought five new Masters Champions including Women’s Trick champion Iris Cambray, Men’s Trick champion Aliasksei Zharnasek, Women’s Jump champion Jacinta Carr...more

Professional Rugby Player Phaidra Knight signs with Heraea Marketing
by HeraeaMarketing
posted May 8, 2013 at 8:18pm

Phaidra Knight chooses the right team...more

NYC GRO Skate LES
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted May 7, 2013 at 9:08am

Monthly sessions for the girls of New York and anywhere nearby are up and running. Kicking off the NYC Park Sessions was LES Skatepark in Manhattan. These parks are generally busy with at least 90% guys. Now for a seasoned girl, this is no problem, b...more

Sponsorships ~ Endorsements ~ Investment = HUGE Differences
by HeraeaMarketing
posted April 29, 2013 at 8:10pm

Athletes Know the Difference...more

Skateistan: Most Amazing School In Afghanistan
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted March 14, 2013 at 10:51pm

AWSEOME Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93eSM9mWkkk&list=UUFhDpmngh5KC2XN_IoQtungOne of the most amazing schools in Afghanistan is a co-ed skateboarding school. If you have never heard of Skateistan - it is an organization (m...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

Sports Channel for Women TV...more

Girls Skate NYC Friday March 15th
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted February 9, 2013 at 10:22am

Ladies, no matter the weather, we are coming together to skate! Who – All girls, all ages, all abilities. What – All girl skate session. When – Friday March 15th, 7-11pm Why – Because we love our skateboard or longboard or want t...more

AGA Calling Girls of Skate, Wake and BMX To Michigan
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted February 6, 2013 at 8:38am

AGA Nation’s 5th annual Skateboard/BMX Championships will take place June 22nd! Part of the State Games of Michigan’s annual festival, this event will host both learn to ride workshops and contests for female riders. Skateboarding and BMX o...more

GRO Brings Girls To Surf Expo
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted January 17, 2013 at 9:31am

Laura Fong Yee Last week I ventured to Florida and gathered the girls to go make an alternate type of girls presence at Surf Expo in Orlando. Now these trade shows are covered with girls. models in Bikinis and less, representing brands in this male do...more

3rd Annual Girls Combi Pool Classic
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted January 16, 2013 at 8:33am

January 18 & 19, 2013 Yes, the largest female skateboard contest in the world is almost here. More girls compete in this than any other female skateboard contest, of any type. Guaranteed the Combi Pool at the Block of Orange is packed with ladies ...more

Shredictionary: The Falling Leaf
by Westbound Boarder
posted January 15, 2013 at 8:06am

I recently learned that January is “learn to ski and snowboard month” (who knew?)  Anyway, since my boyfriend is currently learning to snowboard, this really hits home for me, because in taking runs with him I’ve been having to rewi...more

Karine Summer Edit
by WakeGirls Blog
posted January 14, 2013 at 8:15am

What did Karine Duquette do this past summer? Everything! Wakesurfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and riding cable. Looks like someone was having fun. ...more

Surfer Sage Erickson is the January 2013 Athlete of the Month
by Pretty Tough
posted January 3, 2013 at 8:27am

 Name: Sage Erickson  Sport: Surfing  Nickname: Sage  Birthdate: 12.28.1990 Birthplace: Ojai, CA Current residence: Ventura, CA BACKGROUND: Favorite Athletes: Sally Fitz is pretty darn amazing. She is a true athle...more

Fearless and Female: Cox's Bazaar Best Surfer
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted January 2, 2013 at 6:35pm

BY: SHIREEN AHMED“I feel free on the water...where I am from and who I am doesn’t really matter”.- Nassima AtkerCox’s Bazaar, in the southeast corner of Bangladesh, is a perfect spot for surfing. In the early nineties a local resid...more

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