Elissa had us rolling at Wheels of Fortune 9, when she bestowed us the term “Cupcaking.” Since then, it’s apparent she has been a real busy bee; less time to “cupcake” her girlfriend, more spent skating, surf, travel and general Gnarhunting. With a surprise Baker Board and Nike’s first all-women skateboarding video dedicated to her, she has been entertaining the kind of respect she has always deserved.
A great moment was when last year’s champ Nicole Hause rolled in, fashionably late to the party because she didn’t have to qualify. She was rocking rad checkered party pants that were a huge hit, and was just blasting gigantic airs. Fucking classy shit. She was doing just what last year’s champ should; showcasing her skill for the crowd. Not necessarily skating to win but to dazzle, and dazzle she did.
It’s time once again for skateboarding’s bowl troll elite to gather at the legendary Combi pool in Orange County for the yearly shredder showdown, Vans Girls Combi Pool Classic. With a healthy pro purse of $65,000 (28 Gs for 1st) and competitors from all over the globe, this year’s contest looks like it could get pretty fierce. Let’s face it, that kind of shhhmoney is nothing to schneeze at.