7 PRO Girl Skateboarders That Are BIG in 2021
Girls shred too and that needs to be known. Normally, guys get a lot of the limelight and we don’t see much of anything else. You have to actively search for and dig up information if you want to find anything about girl skateboarders.
The worst part about this is that it can sometimes discourage girls from picking up skateboarding. They need to see people like them out there doing things they want to do.
Today’s article is gonna be on a list of female pro skateboarders that have personally inspired me or I think that are just killing the game. Check it out.
1. Leticia Bufoni
Hailing from Brazil, this goddess of a skateboarder broke onto the scene when she was only 14 years old. She mainly focuses on street skating.
At 25 years of age now, she is a well-respected pro skater. She is the only pro girl skater to win 3 X-Games Gold medals in 3 different disciplines in the same year and is currently the 2018 X-Games street champ. She was also the first female skateboarder to win the Street League championship in 2015, but unfortunately this year she broke her ankle in the practice rounds so she couldn’t compete in the finals.
Leticia rides for Nike SB, Plan B skateboards, Venture trucks, Bones wheels and Grizzly griptape.
She skydives weekly and also rides a Harley. So yeah, Leticia is a certified badass.
She is personally one of my favorite girl skateboarders. I admire her because she is super dedicated, always sends it 100% and doesn’t let fear hold her back. Check out her part from the Berrics above.
2. Lizzie Armanto
Born in Los Angeles, California. Lizzie started skating when she was also 14 years old.
She mainly skates bowl and vert but she kills the game.
She recently traveled to India to check out the scene there, spread some stoke and inspire some of the girl skaters she met there and help develop the scene a little bit by teaching a clinic. It’s good to see people like her giving back to the community and investing in its growth and development.
She usually wins most of the competitions she goes to and won the World cup skateboard girls bowl competition for 3 years in a row. She is the real deal.
She’s sponsored by Birdhouse, Bones, Independent trucks and Vans.
To see more of her, you can follow her Instagram, also check out her Thrasher magazine ‘Fire’ part above.
3. Lacey Baker
Another one of my favorite skaters. Lacey Baker is easily one of the best female skateboarders in the world. She is originally from California, but now lives and skates in New York.
In her personal life, she has a degree in Graphic Design and would work professionally in that. Guess what? She kills it at graphic design too.
To me, Lacey is inspiring because she works hard and is consistent. She easily has the best tech style out of any of the other pro girl skaters.
She is a threat at every competition she goes to and she recently came second at the London 2018 Street league skateboarding women’s comp. Missing first place by only 0.4 points.
She is sponsored by Meow Skateboards, Nike SB, Spitfire, Bronson bearings, Mob griptape, and Pawnshop.
Check out her Thrasher “My World” part above.
4. Mariah Duran
Another skater sponsored by Meow skateboards. Mariah comes from Albuquerque, New Mexico and is only 21 years old.
Her main style is flat ground, but being from New Mexico, she skates a lot of ditches and spends a lot of her time at the skatepark.
She always works hard and she placed first in the Exposure Pro Street division. But she hasn’t had the best track record at bigger events with her best win at the Street League women’s competition being only 3rd (which wasn’t easy for sure) but I believe she has a lot of potentials. Watch this space in the next few years, she is gonna kill it.
She is sponsored by Meow sk8boards, Adidas, Cloud 9 griptape and CHPO brand.
She is a fearless skater who is not afraid to send it. Don’t believe me? Check out her part above.
5. Vanessa Torres
One of the OG girl street skaters. Vanessa has been around for a while, she’s been skating for over 13 years now. I even remember her being a playable character on one of the Tony Hawk games. She is now 31 years old.
She is a versatile skater and mixes up her style with a bit of vert and street. She is interesting and refreshing to watch as she keeps interesting on whichever spot she is skating.
She is American, but is of Mexican descent and has strong ties to her roots. She mostly spends time in either San Francisco or San Diego.
She was the first female skateboarder to win an X Games gold medal and is even still competing professionally. She is sponsored by Meow Skateboards, Gnar Hunters, Rockstar Bearings, Kingswell and CHPO brand.
Check out her out in The Berrics video above.
6. Jenn Soto
The winner of this years SLS women’s competition, this New York born shredder is 22 years old and has been skating for 11 years. She is one of the few that skates everything and can hold her own on vert, big rails, street, you name it.
I think, being so young she already shown only a little bit of what she capable of. I think she has a lot of potential and is going to be a force to reckon with in females skateboarding for years to come.
She is sponsored by Skullcandy, Nike SB, and Primitive Skateboarding.
Like Lacey, she has a clean technical style. Almost like a Doctor with how precise she is. Check out her style here:
7. Emily Pross
This list wouldn’t be complete without this phenomenal longboard girl.
Emily Pross started longboarding 6 years ago and has been going for it ever since.
She is extremely competitive and has been the dominant female IDF longboard champion since 2015 – and that’s not gonna change any time soon.
She holds her own against the boys and recently won a WQS (world qualifying series) event in the Philippines against some of the best Downhill skaters in the world. She is also the fastest female skateboarder with a world record speed of 135km/h.
Look out for how great this girl will perform in the 2019 season, the Euro tour is just about to kick off and you can expect something amazing from her.
She is inspiring because she works hard, never gives up and never lets excuses get in the way of her winning.
Check out her 65mph raw run at the fastest course on the IDF world circuit.
I hope you’ve been inspired by this list
This list isn’t exhaustive. There are loads of other girls out there killing it in the skate scene, I’m only shining a light on a handful.
Girls are doing it as well (and even beating) the boys and I think it’s important that they are recognized for that. I only wish their parts of the scene would be bigger and better supported, all in good time though. If skateboarding isn’t for you but you still want to cruise around and do some chilled skating, here are some female longboards that can get you started.
The future is definitely bright and I can honestly say I look forward to what it will bring.