Amelia Brodka, a professional skater and host of the EXPOSURE event warms up on the vert ramp. She placed second in the pro vert contest on Saturday. Photo by Tony Cagala
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EXPOSURE women’s skate benefit

ENCINITAS — Amateur and professional female skateboarders filled the Encinitas Community Park on Saturday for the third annual EXPOSURE women’s skate benefit.

More than 90 skaters from around the world were slated to attend, compete and put on demonstrations. The event has the goal of helping create more opportunities for girls and women in skateboarding and to raise funds for the Community Resource Center’s Carol’s House, a North County domestic violence emergency shelter.

A skater competes in the bowl at the Encinitas Community Park’s skate park. Photo by Tony CagalaA skater performs a 50-50 grind along the rim of the bowl. Photo by Tony CagalaOne of the skaters does a practice run on the vert ramp on Saturday. Photo by Tony CagalaHunter Long gives the vert ramp a trial run before competition. She placed fourth in pro vert contest. Photo by Tony CagalaProfessional skater Nicole Hause performs a handstand on the coping of the vert ramp. Cause took fifth place in the pro vert contest. Photo by Tony CagalaProfessional skater Nicole Hause on the vert ramp. Photo by tony CagalaA young skater performs a maneuver in the bowl. Photo by Tony CagalaA young skater catches air in the bowl. Photo by Tony Cagala