Get On Board: A Celebration of Women’s Skateboarding, packed the Vans Skatepark in Orange with girls of all ages. Complete with a showing of Atita Verghese’s “Girl Skate India,” photo show, skate clinics, music, giveaways, and topped off with an interesting panel discussion about women in skateboarding, this was the perfect way to lead into the Vans Girls Combi Classic.
Panel Q&A with Lizzie Armanto, Atita Verghese, Cara-Beth Burnside, Vanessa Torres, Giovanni Reda, and Jamie Thomas.
The Vans Skatepark in Orange was at max capacity for this one.
Atita Verghese of “Girl Skate India” and Steve Van Doren.
Lizzie Armanto and Cierra from Vans were right in the mix.
There were skate clinics for all ages and abilities.
J-Lay is always down to lend a helping hand.
Photo ops with Jordyn Barratt, Atita, and Lizzie.
Jenn Soto giving some props.
Both the The Chief and The Boss were there. No “board room” joke needed.
Lizzie sharing some stories.
New skool meets the authentic.
Reda breaking down the power of skateboarding during the panel discussion.
Desiree Astorga curated a masterful photo exhibit showcasing the highlights in women’s skateboarding.
Julz Lynn spotting.
Lisa Whitaker and Desiree Astorga.
That’s not a tattoo station. Try the fingernail station.
Build a boardroom in full effect to teach a proper setup.
Get it girl!
Full setup accomplished.
Who better to skate coach at the Vans Combi than Hosoi himself.
Karen Muto getting some practice in for the Vans Girls Combi Pool Classic.
Deap Vally nailed it and ended the night.