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ESPN | Face Time: Elissa Steamer

Four-time X Games gold medalist Elissa Steamer is the godmother of women’s street skating. The first woman to put out a legitimate street video part back in 1996 with her breakout part in Toy Machine’s “Welcome to Hell,” Steamer hasn’t slowed down since. The Florida native has been living in San Francisco for some time now and recently, she sat down with our buddy Tadashi Yamaoda for a little Face Time. Check in with Steamer as she talks about skating, her new love of surfing, the contest scene for women and more.

Full video interview