Top 5 Famous Girl Skateboarders
You always hear about guys who are asked to perform in the X Games but have you ever heard about the X Games Women’s Skateboard Jam? Five women skateboarders are Amy Caron, Karen Feitosa, Lauren Perkins, Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, and Vanessa Torres.
Amy Caron began skateboarding at the age of 12. She was born November 2, 1984 in Castro Valley, California. She lives in Huntington Beach, California. Her 1st place win at the Gallaz Skate Jam from Australia is featured on AKA: Skater Girl. Amy received a new Ford car that got crashed in the stadium right after she got it. You can also check her out in the movie Getting Nowhere Faster.
Karen Feitosa is from Vicente de Caralao, Brazil. For the 2004 X Games Women’s Street Competition in Los Angeles Karen was one of eight that got chosen to compete. Karen won the 1st place in the Crail World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2001.
Lauren Perkins was born December 28, 1988 in the U.S. In 1998 Lauren took up skateboarding when a local skate park was built in her neighborhood. Some of her past skateboarding moments are: 1998, first girl to compete street in CASL, 2000 1st place at the Gravity Games amateur contest beating 45 boys, 2006 2nd place X Games, and 2008 1st place S3 Super Girl Jam. She is on the movie Getting Nowhere Faster, alongside Amy Caron. Lauren was a stunt double for Jennifer Morrison in Grind. In her free time Lauren is also a model.
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins was born September 21, 1989 in San Diego, California. Raised in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California but spent part of her childhood in Sayulita, Mexico. Her grip tape is her artistic ability shining through; most have R.I.P. because of her father. Lyn-Z is the first female to skate the DC Mega Ramp. In 2007, Lyn-Z won the gold medal in the Women’s Vert competition at the X Games 13 in Los Angeles, California; in 2009 she also won the gold medal in the same competition. November 21, 2009 she was the first female to land a 540 McTwist at the “Quiksilver Tony Hawk Show” in Paris, France. Lyn-Z is also featured on the movie Getting Nowhere Faster, alongside Amy Caron and Lauren Perkins. She also was featured in the Groms series.
Vanessa Torres was born July 17, 1986 in Anaheim, California; one of the top women skateboarders in the whole world. Vanessa regularly finishes in first place at events around the world. You can see her on the movie Getting Nowhere Faster, alongside Amy Caron, Lauren Perkins, and Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins. You can also see her in the AKA: Girl Skater with Amy Caron. In 2003, Vanessa became the first female to win a gold medal at the X Games. She is from a Mexican family; splitting her time from San Diego and San Francisco, California.