We are proud to be supporting the Women’s Longboard Camp 2013 with a fleet of decks and completes! Here’s what co-organiser Christine Maier had to say about her ground-breaking event…
“I’m worried I’m not good enough…?”
…is one of the most common enquiries we get about our skate camps. Judging by the overall response and feedback we’ve been getting continuously since last year, there definitely is a high number of chicas out there keen to skate with other ladies. Saying that, it seems as though many women are somewhat intimidated at the thought of skating with other girls that are “better” than them. The whole point of our camps is that you improve your existing skills, no matter where you’re at with your skating.
Our events are non-competitive, so there is no good or bad – we prefer to think of it as different levels of experience, because at the end of the day, that’s what it boils down to. The more you practise doing something, the more confident and comfortable you’ll get at it. Remember when you learned how to ride a bicycle? How to swim? Driving? Skateboarding is not rocket science. Of course some people have a more natural affinity towards it and therefore find it easier to pick it up. People who practise other board sports such as surfing or snowboarding for example (in fact we have many cross-overs who are looking for an alternative to when the surf’s flat or to bridge the gap until the next season), but really, anyone can do it regardless of their age or ability.
It’s such an incredibly varied sport, there’s bound to be something that makes you smile, whether it’s dropping in from that ramp, turning anything into an obstacle that needs to be ollied over, wiggling through some cones, throwing yourself down hills, choreographing your own intricate dancing sequence or just a mellow way of cruising from A to B. We’ve got it all covered and this year, the age range of our participants spans from 17 to 60+, bringing several generations together – something we’re insanely proud of and ridiculously excited about!
Our events are suitable for all levels and even total beginners are welcome, you don’t even need to have a board of your own (yet) as LUSH will be joining us with a smashin’ test board centre so you can try out different set-ups at your leisure. Bring a good sense of humour and we’ll take care of the rest. You will spend loads of time skating and you’ll be amazed at the progress that can be achieved in 5 days – sometimes all it takes is a helping hand plus experienced guidance and that’s exactly what we’re here for. Have a look at some photos from last year and see for yourself!
We still have spaces for both camps (12.-17.5. & 19.-24.5.) available, so it’s not too late to sign up. Please visit www.womenlongboardcamp.com for further details and to register now. Hope to see you there!