Melissa Caughey

Name: Melissa Caughey
Birthday: August 28th
Home mountain: Bear Mountain
Home town: Big Bear,  Ca
Currently resides: Big Bear, Ca

Sponsors: Echelon Snowboards, The Continuous Line, Thug Krew, Detour Bars, Attic Skate Shop, Wisdom Skateboards, All Girl Skate Jam, Shred Betties!

Competition results: Some of my best results have been:Overall National Champion USASA Nationals, Ski Pro Pro Rider Rail Jam 1st Place, Osiris Sundays Rail Jam 1st place, Trans Am 1st Place, Peanut Butter and Rail Jam (PBRJ) 1st Place.

Shout outs: to my friends Hannah,  Davi, Lemee and Jim for the best times we have riding and for the encouragement to push my riding to the next level!

What are five things you’re thankful for this winter?
1. Hopefully good snow if we get it….we have had 3 bad winters in a row here!
2. That Echelon kept me on the team for this next season!
3. That I’m in the best shape of my life from working out and eating right (injury prevention!)
4.That I get to go filming with the Echelon team.
5. Last but not least, that I get to be a part of the Shred Betties team! I am blessed for this opportunity!

What are your plans for the upcoming season? To film more and hit more street spots. I would like to get a full street edit out of this winter.

What is something that you would change about the snowboard industry if you could? The perception that female riders don’t bring in as much money as the guys do.

What advice do you have for girls who are about to try snowboarding for the first time this season? Have fun! Take a lesson…it helps a lot in the beginning!

Competitions or filming? Both!

Who influences you in snowboarding? All the girl shredders everywhere!

When it comes to snowboarding, describe your attitude. Excited and positive! Good vibes!

Best road trip you’ve been on?
To Arizona for the Ski Pro Pro Rider Rail Jam!  Also the first trip to Colorado for Nationals.

Pre snowboard ritual? The left sock must always go on first.

Off the hill, we could find you… At a skate park….skateboarding is my other passion!

Pirates or ninjas? Ninjas

Favorite ice cream? Salted caramel pretzel!

Top 10 music list: capital cities, Ms Mr, Linkin Park, m83, the offspring, mgmt, rise against, the Donnas, Avicii and Pink.

If you could have a superpower what would it be? Flying!

What’s your sign? Virgo

Why do you think Shred Betties is important to women’s snowboarding?
It helps promote women’s snowboarding. It gives women more exposure and opportunities to progress in the industry.

Posted by Kelly Vance on 10/30/14

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