GRO Rider Profile – Nesa Rampersad

What is your name and how old are you? Nesa Rampersad & I am 18 years old.
Where are you from? I was born in Yonkers, but lived in the Bronx for 6 years. My family is from Trinidad and Tobago.


How long have you been skating and why did you start? I’ve been skating for 2 1/2 year. I started because I was interested in it. I was always at the park so I figured why not try it out. I skate because I love to, it acts like a stress relieve at times and it just gets better by day.


Nesa Rampersand GRO Rider
What was your first setup? My first set up was given to me by another skater. It was a Sean Malto Girl board.


Where did you first skate? I first started skating at my local skatepark at Allerton Skatepark in the Bronx a.k.a. A Town. I barely skate there now, I usually skate LES or street. I started skating alone but met some people from the local park in R4TR. Once in a while everyone still gets together to skate.


How did you find GRO? I can’t pin-point how I found GRO but I’m pretty sure through a facebook event.
What does GRO it mean to you? GRO has led me to meet amazing ladies who enjoy skating as much as I do. Being in GRO is like a family when we’re out skating. You get to meet different people and their different styles. It also helped me build some confidence to go to the park and skate.


Any personal goals in for you this year? My personal goal for skating is to get better at transition. I want to be able to skate everything in any park.


Any other projects that you are currently involved in? I also intern at the only wildlife rehabilitation center in NYC, as well as work full-time at a small restaurant. I am also sponsored by a clothing company from Astoria, NY called Uberzombie.


How long have you been part of the NY Crew? I recently joined the NY crew this year, 2016, as the Vice President.
Nesa Rampersand GRO Rider
Any plans with the Crew this year? My upcoming plans with the lovely GRO NY Crew is going to California for Exposure to shred with ladies from all over the world.


What has skateboarding taught you about yourself? I guess you can say skateboarding taught me a lot of patience.