The best female skaters featured at an event to benefit a domestic violence shelter
A skate feature film, titled “Exposure X,” starring the best female skaters from around the world, will premiere on November 6 at the historic La Paloma Theater in Encinitas.
The event will screen images of 150 skaters from 14 countries. The winners of the Exhibition competition will be highlighted during the show and will receive a total of $ 55,000 in prizes.
Since its inception 10 years ago, the annual Women’s Expo Benefit has grown into one of the biggest skateboarding events for amateur and professional female skaters. Proceeds from the fundraiser, presented by Core Hydration, will go to the domestic violence shelter at the local non-profit community resource center, Carol’s House.
Typically, the event is a live showcase featuring street, green, and park disciplines. Last year, due to the pandemic, the event included video parts and 230 female skateboarders from 23 different countries submitted curated compilations of their best skateboarding tips.
âCreating video games is clearly where women and other non-traditional skaters need to go in the years to come and Exposure has used COVID to help our community take a step in the right direction,â said Kristen Ebeling, Executive Director of Skate Like a Girl.
This year, participants of all age groups submitted individual two-minute videos for Independent Best Video Part Transition and Santa Cruz Best Video Part Street.
Krux Best Crew features a division focused on three or more skateboarders who come together to show off their progress and camaraderie. The Impala Skate Rising Award recognizes skaters who work to make a difference in their communities. Those with outstanding tricks are recognized with the Independent Best Trick Street and Skatelite Best Trick Park awards.
The event will be judged by legendary skaters Jaime Reyes, Elissa Steamer, Vanessa Torres, Alex White and Olympic skater Amelia Brodka, co-founder of Exposition Skate.
âIt was super awesome to see how the 2020 exhibition unfolded,â said Jordyn Barrat, who competed for the U.S. team in the inaugural Olympic skateboard competition in Tokyo. Barrat participated in his first exhibition event as an amateur in 2012.
The event will also feature a panel of legends with skateboarding pioneers Cara-beth Burnside, Nora Vasconcellos, Jaime Reyes, Lisa Whittaker, Lizzie Armanto and Alex White sharing their experiences in the world of skateboarding.
Tickets are $ 10, starting Monday, November 1, on Exposureskate.org.