Savannah Headden Interview

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Alrighty what’s up! Whadup! Lets knock out the boring ones… Age, Where you from? Sponsors?

Okay so I’m 19 years old, from Virginia beach, Virginia, riding for meow skateboards, etnies, and cloud 9 grip. Why did you start skateboarding? I started skateboarding mainly because my older brother and his friends were always doing it and I became obsessed with the way the “board stuck to their feet” when they ollied.

You have just moved to LA, how did that come about?

I came out to California with a one way ticket thinking it would just be a 1-2 month trip, but the community of female skateboarding and the friends that came about, helped me understand this is where I need to be. So I never left.

 

 

What has happened since you moved to LA? Give us the low down!

Since I’ve came to LA, I’ve been filming for the first all female full length in America in 11 years. Gone on skate trips all across the west coast. Got sponsored by 3 companies within 3 months. I’ve made so many friends in such a short time, I didn’t think it was possible, but it is.

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Is this going to be your first street section?

Yeah this will be my first official street part.

Hows it been going? Are you Almost done?

It’s been going well. Been filming for almost 8 month now, my part is almost come to a close yeah.

Whats your favourite thing about filming?

My favorite thing about filming Is that it’s really a true test to your ability of how well you can do a trick. It always feels more accomplishing to land a trick you know how to do in the streets than at the skatepark.

You’re working at an awesome pizza bar owned by a pro skateboarder! How’s that?

Working at pizzanista is rad! Super cool coworkers, and they are super flexible with the time I need off for my skating.

Meow is a incredible board company with a solid team, I felt like you guys all look out for each other, do you think its different to other board sponsors?

The meow team totally stands out to me then other board companies. It’s amazing to know that it’s 100% a female based company. I believe it’s totally setting a good standard in the industry.

Lisa is the best person in the world! What is she like as a TM? Dose she ever crack the whip or does she more so just let you work it our for yourself?

Having Lisa as a TM is great. She builds good relationships with everyone on and off the team. She’s super understanding and supportive. She lets us do things the way we want.

 

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You just skated your first Xgames, how was that experience?

X games was one of the best experiences of my life so far. Just being able to be there was so cool, and it was a dream come true to be able to skate compete on that platform with the girls I’ve looked up to my whole life.

You are a super consist skater, have you skated many comps?

Yeah I’ve been skating contests since I was 9 years old. So I’m pretty comfortable when it comes to skating them.

Whats your rough mind set when it comes to competitions?

I guess my rough mindset is always the fear of failing. Like simply just not skating the way I want to. But no matter what if I just have fun then all my fears aren’t relevant.

Any advice for ladies that want to be in the skate industry and are to scared to go for it?

My best advice would be to just go for it! You never know until you try. The female side of the industry is so supportive. Always chase your dream for real, because they can come true.

I feel like your life is in cat years, what you get done in months, people usually do in years! What’s your plans for the next 6 months.

Haha! The past 8 months have definitely been go go go. I’ve accomplished more the past 8 months then I have my whole life. So cat years is a accurate way of describing it. The next 6 months I plan on filming, skating, and working.

Cheers legend keep shredding and doing your thing. I’m hyped to watch your section and hopefully ill see you soon. Peace

 

 

Photos: @zoraholivia

 

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