Intern Grace’s Team Pick: Cute Girls Longboarding in “Carving the Mountain”

Hey, hi, hello, Internet! It’s me, Intern Grace, and I’m doing Team Picks now! Apparently! Exclamation point!

The Longboard Girls Crew in Madrid are badasses, and filmmaker Juan Rayos made a video about their badass-ery going down a mountain, and it’s beautiful.

I feel like this is the kind of video that usually has the label “empowering” attached to it because it has women succeeding in a domain that’s not a kitchen, feminism, etc. But this video is less about saying, “Girls can longboard, too” and more about saying, “We’re awesome, watch us go down this mountain really fast.” It makes me wish I had enough coordination to longboard/ do anything physical beyond moving my laptop from room to room. Summer goal!

Also: cute girls longboarding. So.


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Intern Grace

Grace Ellis has been writing and making hack-job graphics for Autostraddle since 2011 and is a co-creator and co-writer of the comic book series Lumberjanes. She is mostly an intern in name only. (Mostly.) She lives in Columbus, Ohio because why anything. Also, she wants to write the Black Widow movie and feels like if she just keeps telling people, eventually she will be allowed to do it. She has a Twitter and a Tumblr, both of which are pretty above average.

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39 Comments

  1. That was a good vid. I’m definetely buying a skateboard sooner than later now.
    What is it with women and bloody hands… Like the Julie and Brandy ad on the side of the page too… Hmm…

  2. oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh

    this whole time, the thing I’ve been missing, it was super cute spanish girls on long boards (I don’t even know what a long board is).

    oh overwhelmed. these girls are so attractive.

  3. Yesss longboarding. I noticed that a high percentage of girls who longboard are also gay. Happy coincidence, hoping my longboard will help me get the laydeez haha. I even put an AS sticker on my board.

    But srs though, longboarding is so much fun! I try to convert all my friends cause I love it so much. It’s my main mode of transportation around campus…I decided not to get a bike and just board instead. Best decision ever.

  4. Grace! you CAN longboard! just go out and practice every night at midnight when nobody’s watching and then when you’re really really good, do it in front of your friends. they’ll be very impressed. i promise.

  5. Cute girls. I also love longboarding: It’s practical. I can go around in a longboard instead of using a car on some days. I’d like to see volleyball or baseball have some direct real life application (okay, the sports kind of have, you can run faster and whatnot but still! It’s different from longboarding’s practicality).

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