The rate at which female skateboarding is improving is mind blowing. Female skating is in a terrific place right now and the skateboarders in this list are a huge part of that.
While skateboarding in the past was largely male dominated, things have progressively been changing for the better. Social media has definitely played a huge impact in bringing female skateboarding visible to a much bigger audience which seems to be very much welcomed and well over due in the business.
Some of these ladies like Brazil’s Leticia Bufoni have acquired international prominence not only for excelling in tournaments, but across social media too via broadcasting recordings of herself skating with her 2.8 million followers on Instagram.
There is also a newer generation of female electric skateboard coming through the ranks and attracting the eyes of people across the world. For example, Rayssa Leal who is just 13 years old shared a video on her Instagram back in 2018 showing her in a Santa dress executing kickflip crooked grinds and lip slides which collected over 164k views!
Another skating prodigy is 13 year old Sky Brown who is going to be the youngest female skateboarder to compete in the Olympic Games for Great Britain. Brown has achieved remarkable feats such as jumping the “mega ramp” with the aid of famed skateboarder Tony Hawk!
Best Female Skateboarders Right Now
Leticia Bufoni is likely the most known female skateboarder of her time with over 2.8 million followers on her Instagram account.
Bufoni was born in Brazil and started skating at a young age entering various events which lead her to becoming sponsored by some very large corporations. She holds multiple X-Games gold and bronze medals as well as Street League awards.
In 2018, Bufoni was named one of ‘The Most Powerful Women In International Sports’ by Forbes. There is little question she will be dominating much more in the future.
Samarria Brevard originates from Riverside, California and is an absolute natural on a skateboard. Brevard is a real street skater who is always devoting effort in shooting spectacular stunts such as executing a 360 flip down 10 steps!
She always has a huge bag of tricks up her sleeve and demonstrated she is one of the greatest in the game placing 4th in the 2013 X-Games, 5th in 2016, 2nd in 2017, and also won the Kimberly Diamond Cup.
In 2017, Brevard launched a video role in ‘Don’t Quit Your Day Job’, the first all-female skate film to have debuted in America in over 10 years and followed it up with a part in the Etnies ‘Album’ video in 2018. Brevard has a bright future and we look forward to watching what she does next.
Alexis Sablone has made it known that her passion resides in the streets exhibiting her ability in various video parts like ‘Sir Palmer’ by WKND, ‘Tricolor’ by New Balance, and ‘Can’t Stop’ by the Firm. Sablone was also a member of Thrasher’s first ‘King of the Road’ in 2003.
This female skateboarder has also been dominating the contest scene with three gold, two bronze, and one silver medal from the X-Games.
Aside from all her skating achievements, this woman has also graduated from MIT with a degree in architecture putting her skills to good use by constructing skateable sculptures in West Palm Beach, Florida, Stockholm, and Sweden.
Lizzie Armanto is an extremely prominent female skateboarder and for good reason. At 2013 she won gold for ‘Skateboard Park’ during her debut in the X-Games and has been piling results ever since.
Aside from conducting contests, Armanto made history in 2017 by becoming the first woman to appear on a Thrasher Magazine cover in 24 years! But as if that wasn’t enough of an accomplishment she then went on to become the first woman to ever appear on a Transworld Skateboarding Magazine cover. But wait there’s more. She also became the first woman to accomplish the 360 loop!