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Shred like a Girl

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by Sierra Schuette
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Sometimes we forget just how rad girls can be. I started longboarding in October of last year and I have been wakeboarding since I was young. It is very rare when you walk around town that you see a girl riding a longboard or a skateboard. So when I do see a girl cruising down the street it makes me so proud, even if they are still learning. I encourage any young lady to try an extreme sport, you never know unless you try. I find extreme sports to be freeing and exciting on a whole new level.

I understand that extreme sports are not for everyone, but they are not just for guys. This trend can be seen in practically every extreme sport; men dominate competitions and girls are rarely mentioned. As time goes on I hope that changes. Girls are ripping it up on boards and they deserve an equal amount of attention. Women are slowly but surely making progress towards recognition and equality in so many aspects of life, our equality in sports is important too.

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If you are a girl that participates in extreme sports, you are definitely not alone. There are multiple organizations and websites that support you ladies. Such as the Longboard Girls Crew (http://longboardgirlscrew.com/) and Girls Shred (http://www.girlsshred.com/). Also, with social media you can connect with other girls interested in extreme sports just by searching different hashtags like #girlslongboard. I have found many different awesome ladies who share their extreme pictures and videos on instagram which are great for inspiration. All in all the community of women in extreme sports is much larger than you would think.

Check out this video by HowNow HowDow on Youtube to show just how great of an impact women have on extreme sports.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDh-UHQksks

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