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Photos: Women’s skateboarding gets ‘Exposure’ at Encinitas Community Park

Nicole Hause handplants on the vert ramp, which was set up at the Encinitas Community Park for the event .
( / Jared Whitlock)

The Encinitas Community Park on Nov. 7 had its first big skateboarding event: Exposure 2015.

Top female skateboarders from around the world competed at Exposure 2015, which aimed to empower women and girls through skateboarding.

Pro skater Amelia Brodka founded Exposure to garner more attention, cash prizes and sponsors for female riders. In her documentary “Underexposed,” she chronicled how tough it is for female skateboarders to make it professionally, given so few sponsorship opportunities.

The Encinitas City Council approved the event in June, and at that time, Brodka said the Encinitas Skate Plaza has the ideal design and layout for the event.

The Encinitas Parks and Recreation department helped host the event, which featured bowl, street and vert contests. It also had vendor booths, a yoga clinic and learn-to-skate clinics. Proceeds will go to Community Resource Center’s Carol’s House, a North County domestic violence emergency shelter.

For a list of contest winners, visit exposureskate.org.

All photos by Jared Whitlock.


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