Lizzie Armanto

Where were you Born / Where do you live now?
I was born in Simi Valley, California, and I’m currently living in Santa Monica.

When did you start skating?
I started skating in summer ’07 at the local skatepark in Venice.

Who were your greatest influences as kid?
I’m pretty sure I still am a kid. I’m influenced by most of the people I meet but mostly by my closest friends. When I first started skating I was really influenced by Pat Ngoho, He’s really awesome.

Who do you look up to now?
I look up to so many people. A short list would have to include, Pat Ngoho, Chris Russell, Kenzii Graves, Sky Siljeg, Lester Kasai, Alex Pardee, Julie Westfall, Steve Caballero, Steven & Juan Pineiro, and many more.

Favorite places to skate?
The Combi is my favorite place to skate. Its so perfect, it makes some tricks feel effortless.

What’s been your favorite WCS contest? Why?
Well I really like all of the WCS contest. But my favorite WCS contest this year was the Girls Combi Pool Classic, because so many girls showed up and I just really like skating the Combi. For the girls, the level of skating was way higher then all the other contest I’ve been to. I also really liked Tim Brauch Memorial.

What’s your setup and sponsors?
I’m sponsored by Santa Monica Airlines, Indy trucks, Bones wheels, Bearing, Bushings and 187 Killer Pads. My set up is Santa Monica Airlines 8′ deck, Indy trucks, and Bones wheels, Bearing and Bushings.

Anyone you would like to Thank?
First of all, I’d like to thank my family, for supporting and encouraging me. Then I’d Like to thank my sponsors, then all of my friends, like my best friends Kenzii Graves, Allysha Bergado, Chris Russell, and Kyle Chong. Next, Sky Siljeg cause he’s rad, haha. And last but not least, everybody at the Cove, Skatepark.