The Longboard Girls Crew started in Madrid back in 2010, and their whole message was to get more women into the sport. They started to film videos and post pictures though YouTube, and their Facebook Fan page to get it out there like, "Hey, we're doing this, and you ladies can too! Send us your awesome pictures and videos of you guys doing this too! Grab a board, and get to it!" The really cool thing about how they started this, was that none of them at the time were really pros either, so what these girls were doing was really just supporting girls beginning the sport, and encouraging them that this sport isn't just for the boys, which is a message I can always stand behind.
I've wanted to learn to longboard for years now, but I didn't know anyone who did it, and I was too scared to try on my own. Once I met my girlfriend, and found out that she longboards, it was seriously the best thing she could ever tell me, because I started begging her to teach me instantly! She had a mentor of sorts before, who is a girl named Gloria, and now she's a mentor for me! I picked up a longboard that my mom's boyfriend was given from our neighbors before they moved out, and he wasn't using it, I recently gave it new parts, and I'm ready to really learn!
So basically, just 5 years later, their following expanded so much, making Longboard Girls Crew the biggest longboard community in the world, and one of the biggest in the Action Sports Industry, acknowledges in more than 180 countries with official crews, and ambassadors in more than 70! They have a very acknowledged presence in social media, and have over 14 million views around the world! So, I guess you can say they reached their original goal right? So, what are they working towards now, you may ask?