On Saturday, February 19, in Huntington Beach, Calif., Wicked Wahine will hold “My Bloody Valentine,” the second contest in its series of girls-only skate events. The event will take place at noon at skateboard manufacturer Kelly Bellmar’s legendary backyard pool. Known for being extremely difficult to skate and typically reserved for top male skaters, Bellmar’s pool will be open to some of the best female skaters in the world so they can showcase their enormous talents.
Simply put, Bellmar’s pool is a MONSTER. He's been hosting practice sessions for the last couple of weeks so the girls can get used to it, because most had never skated it. All of the girls who wanted to compete in the contest had to qualify by grinding it; the top 20 girls were then allowed to enter.
Skaters who will be competing for cash prizes, awards and, most of all, respect, include Cara-Beth Burnside, former etnies Girl of the Month Felicity Corral, Julia “Juwels” Bauer, Mimi Knoop, Sole Technology’s own Sonja Caudill and more. The categories are best trick, longest grind, highest air and the "Bloody Valentine" award. The event will include a DJ, food and after party at HB Wahine. It is free to spectators and open to the public, although capacity is limited to around 175. The rain date is Sunday, February 20.
Established in 2004 by Liz Brandenburg and Tammy Tangalin, Wicked Wahine events are designed to bring female skateboarders of all ages and skill levels together while providing them the media coverage and respect that female athletes deserve.