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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  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. Love them. Like really love them. Like would so commitment ceremony them and have their finger babies.

  3. 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.

    • tried longboarding once, and i definitely did not look as attractive as they do.

      saw your video, that black longboard is sweet.

  4. I approve Intern Grace and I am in the same boat as you with my physical skills being limited to the speed I can hit ctrl+d and click between my million tabs, but good pick!

  5. I wanted to get into longboarding in the past but ended up not even getting one and my skateboard was rusted out at that point. So this is extra sweet. Awesome, thanks for sharing.

  6. I watched this and was amazed and terrified at the same time. I kept getting scary flashes of going down the slight incline by my house and falling off my quad skates and breaking my arm again!

  7. This just made my day so, so much better. Longboarding is like the only time I enjoying watching girls ride around on wood.

  8. I have a friend who longboards like it’s no big deal.
    It’s a very big deal. Heart. Must try.

  9. 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.

  10. Love! My little brother and I totally thought we “invented” longboarding during one summer in Fortuna when we affixed wheels to one of our dad’s old surfboards!

  11. I thought, “Longboarding European girls! Sweet!”
    And then the Decemberists came on, and it was even sweeter.

  12. Cool! now i know what i want to be when i grow up: A girl from the longbord crew! awesome! haha

  13. 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.

    • As long as you promise. :)

      I think I’m for real going to try, though. It’s on my “Things I Want To Not Suck At By The End Of Summer” spreadsheet.

  14. How many people are going to start skating because of this? Because I definitely am…I haven’t been on a skateboard in 8 years, but they make it look so fun (and attractive)!

  15. hawt!!!!!!

    Now I feel really motivated to get off my ass and loose some weight because that looks like so much fun!!!

  16. Clearly I need to get in on this scene. or the fixed scene. So many cute girls.

  17. 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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