9 Best Skateboards for Girls Beginners in 2020
In 2020, skateboarding is at its most popular, girls have been getting into skating more and are killing it just as much as the guys. So because of that, I decided to sit down and find out what type of skateboards girls liked to ride. From my research, I was able to put together a list of skateboards for girls.
I also found out that just like boys, girls like to skate a bit of everything. Check out what I picked blow.
9. Element Skateboards Section Complete
It has a narrow deck made from 7plys of Canadian Maple.
It comes complete with high-quality griptape, and pretty good wheels, bearings, and trucks. In short, this is a great beginner board that comes with decent components at an affordable price.
This type of skateboard is meant for use in a skatepark, learning tricks, and skating the bowl. And though it won’t be the best for it, you can also use it to cruise around town.
The main drawback of this complete is the trucks. These trucks aren’t the best and will break from use over time. That said, they will work well for a beginner.
They will allow you to cruise, carve, skate, and will let you learn a few tricks comfortably. But if you want to get more serious with your skating, you will have to replace them as you get better. Find out more about the board here on Amazon.com.
8. Punisher Skateboard Cherry Blossom Complete
The Punisher’s deck is similar in size to the Element deck above. Though unlike the Element, this one comes assembled. If you want to choose a board you can simply unpack and skate, you should go with this one.
The components aren’t all that great – it has cheap alloy trucks and polyurethane wheels. Surprisingly, it does roll and turn smoothly. Lighter riders should remember to loosen the trucks for easier turning.
Though designed for doing tricks and skating in a skate park, this complete is better for a beginner simply learning how to skate. Because of the lower-quality components, doing tricks on it won’t feel right. However, a complete beginner (someone young), will find it good enough for learning the basics. If you want a board for doing tricks, the Element above is more appropriate.
The design is also cute, so it’s appropriate if you’re buying it for a girl who likes girly designs. Check it out here on Amazon.com.
7. WiiSHAM Skateboards Pro 31 inches Complete
Slightly wider than the Punisher above, this complete will be more comfortable to ride. It comes with a maple deck, wiisham polyurethane wheels, and aluminum trucks. It’s been designed to be used in a skatepark but is held back by it’s cheaper parts – though it does mean it is affordable.
Because it is cheap, this skateboard is more like a toy than something someone would use to do tricks.That said, it still rolls and turns ok. But if you really want a proper skateboard for learning tricks, the Element above is better for that.
And because it will roll and turn ok, I think it will make a decent beginner skateboard for a girl skater younger than 9yrs. The design is also great, so some girls around that age might like it too! Check it out here on amazon.com.
6. Rimable 22inch Complete
It’s been built to be the mini cruiser you can use to get to class, skate around the neighborhood, and easily put away when you’re done with it.
The deck is made from a durable type of plastic and can support riders weighing up to 90kg/200lbs.
It comes with a bunch of different designs you can choose from depending on your taste. The complete has soft wheels and strong aluminum trucks, allowing it to turn smoothly, roll quietly, and skate comfortably.
The above said this deck is simply not for everyone. Some bigger riders may not like it because of its small size. Smaller riders will be a lot more comfortable with it. That said, if your balance is good, you can skate it comfortable too.
Finally, its price is good and it should fit even the tightest of budgets. Check it out for yourself here on Amazon.com.
5. Penny Classic Skateboard 27″
Easily the most popular cruiser in the world, Penny is a board known all over. Though it is a bit costly, it has high-quality parts that won’t let you down. That said, if you want something more traditional, the Dinghy below is good too.
The Penny has been built to be good for cruising and to be easy to store and carry around. Its small size makes it good for this.
The plastic deck keeps it lightweight and flexible, giving it a fun and energetic ride. Paired with the big soft wheels, the Penny rolls smoothly and quietly. The bearings are also very good and roll forever! It knocks the other completes out of the water with how good it performs.
Because it is a high-quality skateboard, the Penny isn’t cheap. But even with its price-tag, I believe it is worth the investment. If you need something more affordable, the Santa Cruz below is cheaper and performs almost as well. Find out more about the Penny here on Amazon.com
4. Retrospec Zed Bamboo Complete
This stylish cruiser is another popular option amongst riders. It’s larger size makes it more comfortable to skate and cruise with for longer periods. If you want a board for cruising with for hours before the sun sets, this is the one.
It looks beautiful thanks to its mellow aesthetic and has a simple but attractive design. It also comes with a lot of different color options so it will fit most styles and tastes – it’s easily the best looking board on my list.
Its components are decent too. It has trucks that allow for smooth, deep turning. And big, soft wheels that provide a smooth, comfortable ride over most roads. It can handle pebbles and cracks easily unlike the smaller skateboards above.
The board itself is quite big so it won’t be a good fit for smaller riders. It will work better for older beginners and bigger riders. Check it out here on Amazon.com
3. Amrgot Skateboards Complete Pro 31
Similar in size, function, and price to the WiiSHAM above, this board is a good alternative. Surprisingly, it also has very similar components to the WiiSHAM, with essentially the same wheels and trucks, but with different brand logo.
It does have a slightly beefier deck and different graphic, but these two completes are essentially the same. That said, the graphic on the Amrgot is quite cool. It features an edgy looking skull with flowers decorating it. Not to everyone’s tastes, but I personally like it.
Whilst not amazing, this will be a decent complete for a young beginner. It will help get them used to using a skateboard and allow them to get familiar with how it moves, turns and feels. That said, they won’t be able to learn tricks with it – it’s use is limited thanks to the cheap parts. But for the price, you can’t complain.
I suggest the Element above if you want a skateboard for doing tricks. The Rimable is also a good board if cruising is what you wanna do. Check out the Amrgot complete here on Amazon.com.
2. Santa Cruz Youth Land Shark Cruzer
The Land shark is unique as whilst it is short, it is quite wide. This means it will be more comfortable to skate than the narrower skateboards like the Penny and Rimable above. It makes it a good option for older, bigger riders wanting something compact but still comfortable and easy to ride.
It comes with high-quality parts which all come from name brands with good reputations of their own – Road Rider wheels, Bullet trucks and spray on grip.
The deck also features a kicktail, so you can learn one or two tricks if you wish or simply use it to make tighter turns.
The Land shark looks quite good in my opinion and has a unique design mimicking a surfboard. With this design it stands out from other completes, which sometimes look very similar and basic.
Finally, the pricing is quite good. It doesn’t cost as much as the Penny but is priced enough that it accounts for the quality components. Find it here on Amazon.com.
1. Landyachtz Dinghy 28″ Complete Skateboard
Similar to the Santa Cruz, the Dinghy comes with high-quality parts. It comes with Bear trucks, Hawgs wheels, and Space-ball bearings.
All these have been matched so that the Dinghy gives a unique ride. It will ride smooth, carve nicely, and feel solid even at slightly higher speeds. You can go a bit faster on it without the worry of wobbles or twitchiness.
Finally, the Dinghy has a ton of great looking designs to pick from. It’s easily the most customizable board on my list when it comes to colors, graphics, and designs.
In summary, the Dinghy is a premium cruiser that anyone will love to ride. Of course, because it is a premium product, this means it is also quite expensive. But in this case, the cost is justified. If you want a solid cruising board, you can’t go wrong with the Dinghy. Find it here on Amazon.com.
How to pick the right skateboard for a girl?
There are different types of skateboards – pick the right one
Not all skateboards are the same. Some are big, some are small, some have kicktails and others are super flexible.
They all have different purposes too. This means when picking skateboards for girls beginner, you need to pick the right one for what you/they want to do. Often, this is determined by the type of skating you’re gonna be doing.
If you want to go skate in the park, learn tricks, skate down ramps, and (eventually) jump over gaps. You’ll need a skateboard that is designed with that in mind.
If you want to cruise hours on end around your neighborhood, you’ll need a skateboard that can handle different road surfaces, cracks, pebbles, etc.
Whilst you can use a basic skateboard for everything, it is often a lot better if you use one that is purpose-built.
If you want a skateboard for doing tricks like these girl skaters, you’re best off picking a traditional skateboard. This is typically what you picture when someone says skateboard. It’s the one with two kicktails, black griptape up top, and small wheels on the bottom. The Element complete is a good example of this.
These are lightweight, are made from maple, have urethane wheels, and metal trucks. They’ve been designed so that they can be picked up, flipped, and abused as you learn tricks.
Their wheels work great in skate parks but aren’t very good for skating anywhere that isn’t smooth. It’s why we use boards with bigger wheels outside of the skatepark.
Cruising and general riding
For cruising, you typically have a few choices. You can pick between:
- mini cruisers.
Mini cruisers are great because they are lightweight, small, and easy to store. People like to use them to quickly get from point a to b. You can then easily stash them away under your desk, or locker at school. The Penny is the best example of a mini-cruiser.
These aren’t the best for long periods of skating. This is because they are small and kinda hard to balance on. If you’re looking for something comfortable to cruise with, the bigger longboards are more appropriate.
Longboards are the Cadillacs of skateboarding. They are big, wide, comfortable, and smooth. Like the mini cruisers, they come with bigger softer wheels. They can skate over different surfaces with ease, all whilst providing a comfortable ride. The Retrospec is a good example of a longboard. It’s one of the best options when you are considering longboards for girls.
They are what I suggest you get if you want to cruise around the neighborhood without worrying about getting tripped up by pebbles, cracks, etc.
How often do you plan to use it?
If you are planning to skate every day or once in a while, you’ll have to pick an appropriate skateboard.
If you’re gonna be skating daily and using your board to get somewhere. Or are simply practicing tricks with the hope of joining the ranks of PRO female skaters. Then it makes sense to get something high-quality and comfortable. Because it will be getting a lot of mileage, it’s best to invest in something that will be durable and won’t wear out easily. This is when it makes sense to buy expensive, premium complete.
That said, a complete that isn’t too expensive would work well too. It won’t be as great as the premium stuff, but you can always upgrade it later.
If you’re also buying a skateboard just to skate once in a while, then it doesn’t make sense to buy something super expensive. But also, you shouldn’t buy anything too cheap. If it’s cheap, it won’t feel all that great to skate so you should aim to get something of decent quality.
What’s your budget like?
With all the above said and done, the budget is a determining factor in what board you end up choosing.
The general takeaway is that if you can spend a bit more money, you should. This is particularly true when it comes to boards costing around $50 like the WiiSHAM.
I mean, this board will roll and turn ok, and they will work well for young kids. But if you can spend a bit more, you can get a better board like the Element. Whilst they will roll and turn similarly, your kid can end up learning and doing tricks on the Element. They can only get so far with the WiiSHAM.
And it’s often like that with cheaper boards. As much as you do have a budget, spending a bit more to get boards in the decent range is often the best. They last longer and you get more value for the money you spend.
Which board do you like best?
With all the girl skateboarders killing it in the scene, it’s not a surprise that other girls want to pick up a board too. Whilst skateboarding can be seen as intimidating, it is anything but that. The community is surprisingly welcoming and open to anybody who wants to learn.
If you’re still undecided about what to pick, I recommend the Rimable as a beginner cruiser for young girls. If you wanna do tricks, the Element is the best option for that. On the flip side, the Santa Cruz or Dinghy will make great cruisers for older riders, depending on your budget that is.