The only thing better than a sk8er boi is a sk8er girl. Skateboarding might still be male dominated, but women have long been shredding out a space of their own within the sport and they’ve been doing it with style. The scene for guys has gone pretty mainstream, with lots of commercial interests and massive media coverage means fewer misanthropic bad boys (those beachy, surfer waves are still very much in though – and not just for the boys). The lady’s scene on the other hand is still relatively underground with little brand support and public recognition, which is probably what makes it so utterly cool. From the shortest shorts we’ve ever seen to the uber rad bandanas and rainbow knee-pads, these girls capture the self expressive natural that is so essential in skating. Gnarly.
7 Wonders: Sk8er Girls
Wonderland celebrates skater girls boarding with style throughout the ages.
This 70’s golden girl was the first female skater to get her own signature model skateboard and queen of freestyle and slalom, she really rocked those iconic ombre locks and denim shorts.
Long boarding is Ko’s thing, she’s been making a name for herself in South Korea through her grace and elegance, dancing effortlessly atop her board has she sails down cement streets. She goes for cutester looks, sporting lots of colour and pastels with school girl vibes, somehow managing to keep those Nikes bright white.
She’s only 19, but Beatrice, a Florida girl of Haitian descent, has been tearing it up on her skateboard since she was 5, hoping to go pro and open her own skate parks. She rocks loose, billowy vintage trousers and denim dungarees with subtle funky graphic 90’s tees and her super awesome braids.
Truly a pioneer, Patti was the first ever women’s national skateboarding champion! Not to mention she rocked classic 60’s printed ruffles and an impressive beehive while doing her stunts barefoot. Woah.
This classic Cali babe model knows the power of a well-wrapped bandana and beach waves, skateboarding to stay to stay fit. With a “devil may care ” attitude and a steely-eye stare to match, McGinty’s look is a complete dream.
Another 70’s gem, her trainer game was strong and she knew how to wear a pair of short shorts. Seriously, how great are those rainbow kneepads?
One of fashion’s favourites and Van’s brand ambassador, the slacker style model loves getting her skate on – we mean, just look at the tattoos on her forearm. If that isn’t dedication to the skate cause, we don’t know what is.