GRLSWIRL was started in 2018 by nine local Venice women with the goal of building a community of skaters.
Since then, they’ve expanded globally from L.A. to Paris empowering all walks of life. Now, they’re returning to their roots next Saturday, November 12th, 2022 with their first-annual SurfSkate Festival.
“SurfSkate style changed the world,” says Lucy Osinski, co-founder, and creator of GRLSWIRL. “It was the original form of skating that was born out of SoCal in the 60s. Its influence reached people far and wide and eventually birthed so many different forms of skate. We pay homage to this style on our boards daily, celebrating the creativity and individuality you can express surfing the pavement. All levels, ages, and board styles are welcome! You don’t need to be the best to participate, just be yourself and let the board help you express yourself.”
Attendees of this first-of-its-kind event can expect a morning surf paddle out with games and prizes, followed by a SurfSkate style competition with iconic judges and talented skaters, incredible live music, delicious food and drinks, art booths and vendors, skate ramps, along with legendary sponors.
“GRLSWIRL bringing together the largest SurfSkate brand, Carver, with the only exclusively female surf brand, ROXY, is key to this celebration. These two brands have been the inspiration to millions and the foundation to the surf-skate style we see around the world today. We are so honored to partner and co create with these two iconic brands at the very first annual SWIRL SurfSkate Fest,” continues Osinski. “We have been dreaming up this idea for years now and it’s finally here.”
This may be their first Surfskate Fest, but it certainly won’t be their last. Over the past four years, they’ve stuck to their word of community and empowerment through skateboarding, making this historic event not to be missed.
General admission tickets are $45 and includes access to the concert area, open bar until 8:30P.M. (Paid drinks after.) and access to the outdoors portion of the event is free.
When: Saturday, November 12th, 2022, 8A.M. to 10 P.M.
Location: Firestone Walker Brewing Company, 3205 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Grab tickets here: surfskatefest.com