“Fourteen-year-old Anita Baume fell into skateboarding for the most noble of reasons: boys. ‘I like the confidence they have and the way they dress,’ she says, laughing. By her definition, this is 'loose and chill’ and includes baggy T-shirts and the original skater shoe, Vans. In fact, she says, kicking up her feet, 'I just got a new pair. They’re very tomboy, and I’m not really a girly girl.’”


From Peggy Oki to Cindy Whitehead, there has been a long legacy of inspiring female skateboarders that have been known to shred a bowl or two.