Cara-Beth Burnside

Skateboarder, Sponsored Recipient

1971 –

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Who is Cara-Beth Burnside?

Cara-Beth Burnside, nicknamed "CB", is a pioneer of women's professional skateboarding and snowboarding from Orange, California and ranks amongst the top female athletes in these sports in the world. She was the first president of the Action Sports Alliance.

As a skateboarder, Burnside has won more than 16 titles in competitions such as the X Games, All Girl Skate Jam, Vans Triple Crown, Slam City Jam and Soul Bowl, and in 2004 she was named Female Vert Skater of the Year by World Cup Skating.

As a snowboarder, she was on the first United States Olympic snowboarding team at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, where she placed 4th. She has also won titles at the snowboarding Grand Prix, the X Games and the Vans Triple Crown.

In 1998 she received gold medals for both the snowboarding halfpipe event in the 1998 Winter X Games and the skateboard vert event at the 2003 Summer X Games.

She is the first woman to have a signature skate shoe.

She is featured in the beginning and end titles for the documentary film Not Bad for a Girl.

Burnside is a vegetarian.

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Born
Jul 23, 1971
Orange
Also known as
  • Cara Beth Burnside
  • CB
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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