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

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