These Are The Real Female Skaters Of The UK

London's women of skate took over Bay Sixty6 last week for Nike SB Girls Night...

Let’s be honest, the idea that skateboarding is not a ‘girl’s sport’ is obviously bulls**t.

There are enough Lizzie Armantos, Stefani Nurdings and Lacey Bakers in the world for it to be fairly clear to anyone who bothers to look, that female skaters are everywhere.

The media insists to continue to ignore female skating or portray it as an airbrushed Hollister model posing next to a board, meaning that unless you’re connected to the real world of female skating in the UK, there’s a good chance you don’t see it at all.

These portraits from the Girls Night BaySixty6 skate park in London show what women and girls who skate really look like, no matter whether they’re a sponsored athlete, a once a week skater or a total beginner.

Last week, over a hundred of the UK’s female skaters together at Nike SB Girls Night for a three hour jam session, with skate lessons for the newbies and free reign of the park for women only.

This month’s session was all about continuing and building on Bay sixty6’s awesome and well established monthly Girl’s Night, by showcasing the various skills and talents of women in the skate world. Along with known UK skate names such as European female skater of the year Josie Millard and Nike SB rider Savannah Keegan the team sent the invite to a wider group of non-skaters so they can get their first introduction to skateboarding.

An Ode To All Female Skateboarders

The park was opened up to workshops, including creative earring making and phone case customisation and artists created three awesome murals over the three hours, while the local skate crew Bowl Babes ran prize jams with complete decks, apparel, sticker packs and the recently released Nike SB women’s Bruin priced to the lucky winners.

Check out more of the awesome female skaters that made up the night in the gallery below and find out how to join the gang at next month’s event on their website here.


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