3-Minute Interview: Amy Caron

The 23-year-old Half Moon Bay native and professional skateboarder will be in Huntington Beach this weekend to skate in the second annual S3 Supergirl Jam.

Are events like the Supergirl Jam attracting more women to sports like skateboarding? Definitely. When I was a kid there was no event that girls could compete in, let alone an event dedicated just to girls. Last year, I saw tons of little girls in the crowd, and you could tell they were just in awe, which was really cool.

How did you get into skateboarding? I grew up in Half Moon Bay and used to come up to The City all the time and hang out on Pier 7 at The Embarcadero. There was a big skate scene there with the San Francisco kids, and they really rubbed off on me.

Ever go down any crazy hills in San Francisco? We usually just went to street spots, but every now and then we would bomb down something big, like California Street. You gotta love it. It’s definitely an art.

What’s the schedule like for a professional skateboarder? The summer schedule is pretty hectic. There is pretty much an event every weekend. Once that season is over I go on trips with my sponsors. I think this year we’re going to Australia. I’m constantly traveling and doing stuff.

Any skateboarders you looked up to a kid? I always idolized Cara-Beth Burnside, who was one of the first female professional skateboarders. — Will Reisman

I’m actually really good friends with her now, which is pretty amazing, considering I never would have expected that as a kid — Will Reisman

Bay Area NewsLocalTransittransportation

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Recology executives have acknowledged overcharging city ratepayers. (Mira Laing/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Recology to repay $95M in overcharged garbage fees, city attorney says

San Francisco’s waste management company has agreed to return some $95 million… Continue reading

A construction worker watches a load for a crane operator at the site of the future Chinatown Muni station for the Central Subway on Tuesday, March 3, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Major construction on Central Subway to end by March 31

SFMTA board approves renegotiated contract with new deadline, more contractor payments

Neighbors and environmental advocates have found the Ferris wheel in Golden Gate Park noisy and inappropriate for its natural setting. <ins>(</ins>
Golden Gate Park wheel wins extension, but for how long?

Supervisors move to limit contract under City Charter provision requiring two-thirds approval

San Francisco school teachers and staff will be able to get vaccinations without delay with the recent distribution of priority codes. 
Shutterstock
SF distributes vaccine priority codes to city schools

San Francisco has received its first vaccine priority access codes from the… Continue reading

COVID restrictions have prompted a benefit or two, such as empty streets in The City. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Taking the scenic route through a pandemic

Streets of San Francisco are pleasantly free of traffic

Most Read