Girl Skateboards

Girl Skateboards

Girl Skateboards. Darkside Skate Shop Have. Girl Skateboards. Girl Skateboards is a Torrance, California based skateboarding company that was started in August 1993 by Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Megan Baltimore, and Spike Jonze. Their primary product is professionally endorsed skateboard decks. Chocolate is also one of there Skateboard brands.

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Girl Skateboards

The Girl company was the inaugural brand of the company and was founded in 1993[2] after a selection of team riders from the World Industries distribution company decided to found their own brand — the main figures are Mike Carroll and Rick Howard.

Howard and Carroll revealed in 2013 as part of the company’s 20-year anniversary commemoration that the majority of the skateboard industry at the time was acrimonious towards the new enterprise. Carroll stated that a particular woodshop was threatened by another company. And consequently severed ties with Girl, but that industry figure, Fausto Vitello, assisted Girl in numerous ways. Carroll explained that Vitello “…he always just, kinda, let us know that he had our back.”

Girl Skateboard Art

The team Howard, Carroll, Jovontae Turner, Guy Mariano, Rudy Johnson, Tim Gavin, Tony Ferguson, Sean Sheffey, and Jeron Wilson . The company has evolved into a distribution company that distributes skateboard hard goods, skateboard videos and films, and soft goods. The Girl logo is similar to the symbol on women’s bathrooms. And was designed by Girl’s in-house artist Andy Jenkins, who left the company to join Element Skateboards in October 2017.  And included contributions from artists such as Geoff McFetridge, Kevin Lyons, and Hershel Baltrotsky.

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In the period leading up to the year 2000. Carroll and Howard were filming for the TransWorld SKATEboarding video Modus Operandi and their filmer, Ty Evans, invited a young unknown skateboarder named Brandon Biebel to accompany them on filming/skateboarding sessions. Biebel had moved from Chicago to California. And he had met Evans previously in Southern California. At the 2000 premiere of the video, Carroll asked Biebel to join the Lakai skate shoe team. This was followed by an offer to join Girl several months afterwards.

During the mid-2000’s. Girl recruited new amateur riders Mike Mo CapaldiSean Malto, and Alex Olson. And established amateur Jereme Rogers was assigned professional status with the company in 2005. Rogers left the company in 2007 due to his dissatisfaction with his royalty payments, while Capaldi, Malto, and Olson were assigned professional status the following year.


After winning the “Bang Yo’ Self 2” contest, held by the Berrics website, in April 2009, Cory Kennedy was recruited by Girl. And then was assigned professional status in mid-2011. In regard to Kennedy’s victory, the Berrics wrote: “Today, April 2nd, 2009, is the beginning of Cory Kennedy’s tyranny over skateboarding. Together with Girl team members who were also using the deck, while Kennedy remained unaware.

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Also In May 2013, longtime Girl team riders Brian Anderson and Olson announced that they had parted ways with the company as a board sponsor. Anderson explained that he would be pursuing a creative venture of his own. While Olson did not disclose a subsequent sponsor and stated: “I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help and motivation of Girl.” Following the announcement of Anderson’s own skateboard deck company “3D Skateboards”. Also the recruitment of Olson (who left to form his own brand shortly afterwards), the former Girl team member affirmed that his departure was not due to dissatisfaction:

When asked to comment on the departure of team members in August 2013, Carroll stated, “When people quit for other companies for just more money, or something, that’s stupid. But, if someone quits because they don’t feel right on a team, or something, then, and for another company, that makes sense.”

Also as of August 2013, the Girl brand has existed for 20 years and Howard explained his perspective on the longevity of Girl in an interview with Route One magazine:

Girl team members Koston and Malto are co-investors in the latter company. The product, described as a “Hoppy Pilsner,” became available only throughout Southern California, U.S., in September 2014.

In 2015, Girl also announced the departure of Koston and Mariano.


The year following the formation of Girl, the Chocolate brand had been introduced.The growth of Girl inspired the creation of another brand. With the recruitment of additional riders. He had been a close friend at the time, as they also embarked on a skateboard tour, as he was unable to fit into the tour van.

The original team of Keenan Milton, Brenes, Daniel Castillo, Paulo Diaz, Richard Mulder, Shamil Randle, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Ben Sanchez. In 2009, on the 15-year anniversary advertisement they published a portrait that depicted the team.  The Chocolate team made guest appearances in Girl videos, such as Goldfish and Yeah Right!.Iin addition to producing its own videos, Las Nueve Vidas De Paco (1995), The Chocolate Tour (1999), Se Habla Canuck (2004), and Hot Chocolate (2004), and finally A Little Chunk of Chocolate (2006).

Further More

On November 12, 2013, they published on the Crailtap YouTube channel. The official channel of the Girl Distribution Company. In which Jerry Hsu  officially revealed as the new professional for the Chocolate skateboard company. The video skit features Carroll, Marc Johnson, Stevie Perez, Chris Roberts, Elijah Berle, and Gino Ianucci. In the video, the skateboarders (minus Ianucci, who arrives at the end of the skit) discuss a new professional team member for the Chocolate brand in a Mexican restaurant. Also A list of criteria articulated by the group’s members. A list that associated with Hsu’s career thus far.And Hsu then appears as the waiter. Hsu and fellow Chocolate rider, Elijah Berle, left the company in 2017.

In conclusion, The Chocolate brand celebrated its 20th anniversary in August 2014. With an art show, held at the Art Share Gallery in Los Angeles, U.S. Also The Berrics website conducted interviews with artist Evan Hecox and Brenes at the event.

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