Vans, Get On Board: A Celebration of Women’s Skateboarding

So much ripping went down Saturday at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA! Congrats to Nicole Hause taking first, Jordyn Barratt in second and Brighton Zeuner in third.

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Photos: @alex_papke

Allysha Le, frontside air.

Arianna Carmona, stalefish.

Arianna Carmona, crooked grind.

Axel Cruysberghs watching his lady.

Brighton Zeuner, Smith grind.

Gabriella Brownfield with an invert.

Girl squad.

Jordyn Barratt, backside boneless.

Julz Lynn, frontside air.

Legend squad.

Lizzie Armanto, Madonna.

Lizzie sliding a mean backside crail.

Lizzie and Double D!

Nicole Hause, half Cab.

Nicole Hause, frontside air on her way to winning!

Nicole Hause, air to fakie.

Poppy Starr, backside air.

Poppy Starr, backside air.

Reda and Nora.

Ronnie Sandoval, Tin Tran, and Rye Beres.

Sakura Yosozumi, backside air.

Who doesn’t want Steve Cab’s autograph?

Steve Van Doren, always on the grill.

Winners podium. L to R: Nicole Hause, Brighton Zeuner, Danielle Bostick and Jordyn Barratt.

The winner’s cup overfloweth!

Friday at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, California, the Get On Board weekend kicked off celebrating women’s skateboarding. All were welcome to come in, mingle with the pros, check out a photo gallery of women’s skating, build a set up, make buttons, grub, get your nails done, make custom grip and more. Vans’ recent India documentary was screened, then there was a panel with Lizzie Armanto, Atita Verghese, Cara-Beth Burnside, Vanessa Torres, Giovanni Reda and Jamie Thomas. Saturday was the women’s Combi Bowl contest, where for the first time, Vans put up the same prize purse for the women that they do for the men. It was an amazing weekend. Cheers, Vans!

The Boss and our Boss: Reynolds and Jaime Owens.

Jamie Thomas and son Julian.

The photo gallery upstairs was amazing.

Build a board!

Some of these girls were putting together their first set ups!

Vans held us down with drinks.

The mini ramp there is too perfect.

Screening the Girls Skate India doc.

Get the classic checkerboard on your nails if you want.

The panel, post viewing.

Lizzie and Atita.

Desiree Astorga, Lizzie Armanto and Atita Verghese.


Upcoming Get On Board events are coming to HOV Brooklyn and Chicago so RSVP and don’t miss out!