Vanessa Torres is one of the most influential skateboarders in history.
Often referred to as the “reason why they started skating” by female skaters around the world, she has been a raising the bar in women’s skateboarding for the past 15 years. Vanessa was the first female skateboarder to win a gold medal at X Games in 2003 and was one of the first females to have a pro model board in the early 00’s. Known for her laid back style and versatility in skating street and transition, she is still dominating the pro contest scene with podium finishes at X Games and Street League in 2015 and 2016.
Vanessa currently has one of the top selling pro model boards on Meow Skateboards and just wrapped up filming a full part in the upcoming film “Quit Your Day Job.” Always skating with a smile and spreading good vibes with her infectious energy, Vanessa is passionate about giving back to the skate community and inspiring the next generation of skaters to go for it. When she’s not on her board, you can find her drinking coffee, riding her bike, adventuring in nature and searching for the ultimate vintage tee.
HOMETOWN : BUENA PARK, CA
FAVORITE TRICK : BACK SMITH, CROOK POPOVERS ARE FUN, TOO!
YEARS SKATING : 16 YEARS?!!
FAVORITE MOMENT WITH THE QYDJ CREW : ALWAYS GOOD VIBES WITH THE CREW ANYTIME WE GET OUT ON A SESSION!
SHOUTOUTS : EVERYONE INVOLVED IN QYDJ WHO’S GETTING OUT THERE DAY AFTER DAY TO FINISH THIS VIDEO PROJECT! ESPECIALLY DIRTY & MOMO WHO HAVE PUT THEIR HEART AND SOUL INTO MAKING THIS HAPPEN!