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Photograph of pro skater Judi Oyama, 1978

Photograph of pro skater Judi Oyama, 1978

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Black and white photograph of pro skater Judi Oyama while she was on the Santa Cruz skate team. The photograph was taken by John Krisak at Winchester Skate Park as publicity shots for the team. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph, skateboarding
photograph
date made
1977
depicted
Oyama, Judi
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
2013.0128.02
accession number
2013.0128
catalog number
2013.0128.02
subject
skateboarding
Professional
Women
Asian Pacific American
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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