Following on from our interview with Rianne Evans, next up we have Georgie Winter. Georgie hailing from Hitchin, near Luton, has been on the scene for a while now, and is pretty O.G to say the least. Georgie was also a constant in Jenna Selby’s Rogue Skateboards team, and starred in the UK’s first ever all female film “As If and What?”, also by Jenna Selby. Read on after a quick shuv it tail grab for more…
Kirsty: Have you skated In the NASS comp before, if so how was it?
Georgie: Basically, a bit shit. It’s been a few years since I’ve last been (probably 2009 – crikey I’m old) but it was terribly organised – almost to the point of being insulting. The girls comp was kind of tacked on the end of the bill and forgotten about, meaning we didn’t get skating on the course until about 11.30pm… When everyone else is already out and about, partying for the night. Especially as we had a bunch of girls over from the US and Brazil, as well as some Euros, who all spent a lot of time, money and effort getting there only to be treated with a shambles. Still a good weekend, everyone had a good laugh and a party, but didn’t come away from that one with much nice to say about the comp. I’m sure GSUK have got it sussed for this time round, though!
K: Have you seen the course overview last week? If you have what do you think of it?
G: After a quick google, I reckon it looks pretty fun. Some big stuff that I’m going to pretend doesn’t exist (lol) but definitely plenty skate-able and pretty much something for everyone, which is an improvement from some years.
K: You’ve been involved in the UK scene for a while now, how would you say it’s changed in the last couple of years?
G: It’s definitely got bigger! Pretty much every skatepark I go to these days there’s another girl skating, 9 times out of 10 I won’t even know who they are – which never used to happen, back in day! It’s rad. So much more inclusive, with more events and comps going on. Little crews popping up here there and everywhere. It’s a thumbs up from me.
K: Any DJs/Artists on the line up you wanna see
G: Nah, not particularly. Ha ! Will still check a few out though, I’m sure.
K: What you gonna be doing when not skating while you’re there?
G: Chilling, catching up with friends, watching some other comps and events they’ve got going on – just going with the flow, y’know
Tickets are still available if you would like to come check out the Girl Skate UK x NASS competition, along with the rest of the Skateboarding & BMX competitions plus a whole load of big name Drum & Bass, House, Hip-Hop and Grime artists across several stages on the weekend. Head over to NASS for more info.