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 raising the bar in women’s skateboarding for over 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 00s. Known for her laid back style and versatility in street and transition skating, she is still dominating the pro contest scene with podium finishes at X Games, Street League and most recently at the International Skateboarding Open in Nanjing, China.
Torres is the 1st woman in the judges booth as well as the announcer’s booth, for men’s Street and Park Skateboarding. A professional on-air host and judge on broadcast television with NBC, Fox Sports and at the 1st ever US Olympic Qualifier for Skateboarding’s inaugural year at the Olympic Games, Vanessa continues to evolve and contribute a legacy in skateboarding.
Vanessa currently has one of the top selling pro model boards on Meow Skateboards and a range of pro model sunglasses with CHPO. 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.
3rd X GAMES OSLO WOMEN’S STREET
ENDER (FULL) PART “QUIT YOUR DAY JOB” FILM
SLS WOMEN’S SUPER CROWN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: TELEVISION + LIVE WEBCAST COMMENTATOR / HOST
2nd SLS WOMEN’S SUPER CROWN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
3rd X GAMES AUSTIN WOMEN’S STREET
4th X GAMES AUSTIN WOMEN’S STREET
1st DEW TOUR WOMEN’S STREET
FEATURED CHARACTER IN TONY HAWK’S “PROVING GROUND” VIDEO GAME
FEATURED IN ELEMENT SKATEBOARD’S “ELEMENTALITY VOL. 1”
FEATURED IN VILLA VILLA COLA’S “GETTING NOWHERE FASTER”
1st X GAMES WOMEN’S STREET LA
1st X GAMES WOMEN’S STREET LA (FIRST WOMEN’S CONTEST)
FIRST FEMALE SKATER IN HISTORY TO RECEIVE AN X GAMES MEDAL