Photograph of pro skater Judi Oyama, 1980

Description (Brief):

Color photograph of pro skater Judi Oyama skating downhill at the Capitola Classic in 1980. The photo was taken by her father, Richard Oyama. 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 in 2013 was 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.

Date Made: 1980

Depicted: Oyama, Judi

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: skateboardingLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalWeb Subject: WomenAsian Pacific Americans


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0128.04Accession Number: 2013.0128Catalog Number: 2013.0128.04

Object Name: photograph, skateboardingphotograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_1918724

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