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Lorena Lima has been Uptown’s head skateboard instructor in the New York City and New Jersey area since 2009 and is now co-owner of the company along side Jennifer Loughran. Lorena teaches every type of lesson ranging from beginner-advanced in skateboarding and longboarding, and also is Uptown’s tour guide in the “New York City Skateboarding Tour.”

She started skateboarding in 2001 and just five year later she was competing professionally in all the major skateboarding contests worldwide, including X-Games, Dew Tour, and the Maloof Money Cup. In the past few years she has hosted numerous events to help inspire skateboarders, especially female riders, by providing free skateboard instruction and contests in countries like Spain, Brazil, and Argentina.

Today she continues to travel all over the world to host her own skate clinics/contests, compete in professional competitions, and participate in various events. Lorena is represented by big sponsors such as 5boro Skateboards, Etnies shoes, Spitfire Wheels, Rockstar Bearings, and NJ Skateshop.


X-Games                               Maloof Money Cup              Dew Tour

GVR                                        MTV / TRL Contest             Supergirl PRO

Rockstar Masa Pro



Skateboard Mag                   Focus Mag                            Brazilian Voice
Ollie bump                            Nosegrind                             Ollie over girl

Red Bulletin                          Strange Notes Video          FORTHEKREW Mag
X-Games                                NJ commerical                    Feeble to fakie

Rockstar Video                    Dogway Magazine
Full part                                High frontboard slides


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