Lauren Perkins has been chilling at home in Southern California lately, just skating and enjoying the fact that school is out for the summer. Since school is out, she has had plenty of time to film for her part in the World Industries video. She did an interview with Dub Magazine a few weeks ago, so if you happen to come across an upcoming issue, make sure to look for it. You can also currently find her interview in the Summer issue of Teen magazine. Lauren was at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest on Tuesday, June 21, for etnies’ celebration of Go Skateboarding Day. It was a super hot day in Lake Forest, but she came out and shredded the park for a couple of hours with all the locals who showed up. Last weekend, she headed to Mammoth with some friends to check out the 2005 Mammoth Motocross, which her fellow etnies Girl teammate Tarah Gieger just so happened to win. This week, she left for Munster, Germany, for the World Cup of Skateboarding World Championships. Lauren placed second last year, so she’s hoping to better that and take home first. After that, it will be back to skating at home in SoCal and working on the video.
Elissa Steamer has been all over the place lately. She traveled to New York City a few weeks ago to chill with her sister, and then went to her hometown of Ft. Myers, Fla., to spend some time with family and friends she hadn’t seen in awhile. She also shot photos and did some filming while she was in Florida. She flew back to San Francisco last week and then got right back on a plane and flew to Germany for the World Championships this week. Can you say jet lag? Elissa also has the distinction of being the only female invited so far to compete in the skateboard street competition at X Games 11, since she won X Games 10 last year. (Athletes are chosen by selection committees, with the exception of the gold medalist from the previous year’s X Games who receives an automatic invitation to compete.) Seven more women will be invited to compete in July. Lauren came in third last year, so you can bet your bottom dollar she’ll receive an invite next month.