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You'd be hard-pressed to walk down the streets of S.F. without hearing the familiar grinding of wheels against the hard concrete, weaving in and out of traffic, and speeding down our killer hills. Let's be real; for some ladies it's the hipster mating call, but for others it's the soundtrack to the deep skateboarding history that our sweet city is steeped in.
While it may seem that the dudes are running the streets, there are quite a few badass babes who are making waves in the skate community — and are sitting pretty while doing it! Between the Thrasher empire's fearless female with a particular flair (read: obsession) for Marc Jacobs, a pint-sized skate powerhouse, a gritty photographer, and a mighty fine 'zine maker, these ladies definitely have the 411 on why S.F. is king when it comes to skateboarding. See how they roll, right here!
Photographed by Rachelle Manning
UPDATE: Feeling the stay-inside vibe this weekend? This is all you need to pass the weekend by in a glorious TV trance. This story was originally published on January 12, 2013 (but we've added some new must-watch entries!).
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