Relentless NASS Festival is proud to play host to the 5th annual Girlzilla Skate Contest sponsored by Rubicon Skate Camp. Taking place on Saturday 7th July, this year the comp will be split into a World Cup Skate event and an Open event, providing a stage for the worlds top female riders to battle it out, aswell an opportunity for other girls to come and compete in a fun environment.
The World Cup Skate event will feature pro riders such as Emma Lindgren (SWE), Leticia Buffoni (BRA), Lacey Baker (US), Alexis Sablone (US), Jessica Florencio (BRA), Lucy Adams (UK), Bia Sodre (BRA), Hedvig Larka (SWE), Vanessa Bonilla (US) and Siri Wallenten (SWE). They will compete for a share of the $1,600 (£1,000) prize purse. The format will be a short individual intro, followed by two group jams before cutting to a final jam.
The Open event also looks great with a field of riders from UK, Japan, Poland and France to name just a few. They will be competing for a share of a £200 and a selection of product prizes. The format will be three group jams before cutting to a final jam.
An up to the minute riders list, as well as details on prizes and format can be found on the SkaterGirl International website – whilst special thanks should go to our sponsors Sidewalk, Nikita, Vans, Story, Les Ettes and Altar – and our lead sponsors Rubicon Skate Camp and Tech Deck.
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What do you do for a living?
Talk us through a day in the life of you…
Wake up, make coffee, drink coffee, shower, then check my emails. Then either go skating, usually at Stockwell, or sit in my room and draw all day – whilst listening to the Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2. In the evening I’ll either go to a house party in Camberwell, Peckham or New Cross, or sit at home and watch some awesome HBO series; The Sopranos and Deadwood are on at the moment.
Makes you cross?
Not that much; When Paddy O’Connel sits in for Jeremy Vine, getting ink everywhere when filling my pens up, dirty griptape and when my housemates accidentally turn the hot water off when I’m in the shower.
Makes you happy?
Skateboarding, new pens, The Sopranos, coffee, beer, my mates, Arrested Development, people buying things on my big cartel store, money, kickflips.
Your most missed memory?
Skating shitty spots all summer when I was a kid.
The last thing you bought?
Some bagels on offer from Morrisons.
Where’s your favourite place to be?
Stockwell skatepark. At about 6 o’clock when the suns gone down past the houses, with a few beers and new wheels.
I’m very good at…
Responding to emails.
But I’d like to be very good at…
Frontside inverts on the jersey barrier at Stockwell.
Words you use all the time…
Most visited websites…
Well there’s the obvious ones like PornHub but then there’s also Blogger (I manage too many blogs), Facebook and Twitter. Then there’s the Slap forum and the Sidewalk forum, Grey Mag, Pontus Alvs blog, Thrasher, Science Skateboards.
Most listened to albums…
I don’t really listen to albums because I download everything. At the moment I like the new Tom Vek album ‘Leisure Seizure’, Belle and Sebastian ‘Write About Love’ and Death Cab for Cutie ‘Codes and Keys’.
London – I moved here about 4 years ago to skate and study, now I’ve finished uni and I’m not leaving.
Leicester – I’m from Leicester so I still like to go back from time to time and impress everyone with stories from the big city like some big-city-fat-cat.
Malmo – I visited Malmo on a skate trip last year with Jonnie Craig, Tom Knox and Jake Harris, it was amazing because Vice paid for everything and we skated all the Pontus Alv spots. I love this place.
If you could be asked any question in an interview, what would it be?
Who is your favourite character in The Sopranos and why?