Skateboard helmet worn by Judi Oyama

Description (Brief)
This Santa Cruz helmet was worn by downhill skateboarder Judi Oyama while racing during the late 1970's and into the 1980s. Oyama began skating as a teen and was sponsored by Santa Cruz Skateboards in the mid-seventies. She skated both vert and street but her passion was slalom and downhill racing where she was one of the few women that raced against the men. At the age of 43 she won the 2003 Slalom World Championships and is currently ranked second in the US and first in the masters division overall. In 2015, Judi became the first woman to win the N-Men Icon Award given to Northern California skaters who have made an impact on the sport. Judi is also the Vice President of Board Rescue which provides skateboards and safety equipment to organizations that work with underprivileged and/or at-risk kids.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
helmet, skateboard
user
Oyama, Judi
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
foam (overall material)
styrofoam (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 1/4 in x 8 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 28.575 cm x 20.955 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
2013.0128.01
accession number
2013.0128
catalog number
2013.0128.01
subject
skateboarding
Sports
Racing
Professional
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Skateboarding
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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