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Posted: January 1st, 2015


Over the last 6 years, Poseiden Foundation’s Ladies Day at the Berrics has witnessed a few female skateboarders come out and pave the way, to many females– from 2-years of age to 60 years and older. On December 20, 2014, Poseiden Foundation gathered for their “6th Annual Ladies Day” with an astounding 70+ females of all ages in attendance, making history with this event at The Berrics. This year females RSVP’ed and brought a canned food item to give to the homeless. Over 80 cans of food were collected and we were able to hand them out directly to the homeless in downtown Los Angeles.

Each of the females that have shown up this year to skate The Berrics are all a part of creating a legacy and platform for many female skaters around the world. For anyone who may perceive that “nothing is really happening here” with the ladies in the skateboarding industry, Poseiden Foundation has helped to create the conditions to allow these gems to shine! Poseiden loves to break barriers by teaming up with skate organizations, companies, and media that contribute to expanding skateboarding to all youth and showing the growing outreach of skaters of all ages. With the help of Legend Skateboarder and Poseiden Foundation’s Board of Director Jen O’Brien, connecting with friends Steve Berra and Salman Agah, we were able to work with The Berrics and become the first foundation to open their doors to female skateboarders in 2009. This has helped bring Poseiden Foundation’s Vision come to fruition, which is to “Empower individuals to accomplish their dreams!” Although our mission of having primarily females skate The Berrics seemed at first far-fetched, the people involved here are leading by example, and have shown that it is possible to pursue passion and be recognized for talent.  

In addition to the professional photographers that Poseiden Foundation brought to document the historical event : Lorrie Palmos, Fellipe Francisco, David Safanda, and Don Sheffler, The Berrics film crew documented the event and have the film edit here. The filmer was so impressed by the talent and numbers of females attending the event, he invited them back the next day to film more clips! Thanks, Jake Legér! With determination, anticipation, and perseverance  the females are shredding and leaving an enduring spirit of respect. Skate con Gusto!

– Maya Eve Porter