The world’s top female skaters descended on Encinitas, California, last weekend to compete in the sixth annual Exposure Skate and, more importantly, to make a statement.
More than 130 skateboarders traveled from all over the U.S. and from a number of countries around the world — such as Australia, Brazil, Holland, South Africa, France, Colombia, Argentina, Canada, and Japan — to compete in vert, bowl, and street disciplines. At stake: a $50,000 prize purse and a chance to support a local shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Competing in the event was also a chance to shine a light on the growing positive impact of the sport on girls and young women in local communities and beyond.
Exposure Skate, a nonprofit that empowers girls through skateboarding, hosted the free event where families could watch the top female competitors from around the world and also participate in free yoga or Camp Tanuga Learn-to-Skate clinics.