Cara-Beth Burnside

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Cara-Beth Burnside, nicknamed "CB" (July 23, 1968, Orange, California, United States), is a pioneer of women's professional skateboarding and snowboarding 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.[1]

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.[2] She has also won titles at the snowboarding Grand Prix, the X Games and the Vans Triple Crown.[1]

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.[2]

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

Burnside is a vegetarian.[3]


  1. ^ a b Women of Action Cara-Beth Burnside video interview and biography Archived November 26, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Cara Beth Burnside Official Website biography Archived December 23, 2010, at WebCite
  3. ^ The 2008 World's Sexiest Vegetarians Are… // Out There // peta2 Archived May 18, 2010, at WebCite

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