Helena Long

Helena Long gives the thumbs up while working on the Poetic Collective Fluid video in 2020

Helena Long while filming her welcome part for Poetic Collective’s FLUID video


We remember Helena Long starting her weekends in the city with visits to our old Neal’s Yard shop when she first started skating. She has been out there pushing it and progressing ever since and has now found a home on the Slam team.

Helena’s long-standing residence with Vans UK has kept her out there more than most, from appearing in Shari White’s Credits video to numerous European excursions.

Her footage is always exciting, never disappoints, and her recent work on the excellent ‘No Comply’ exhibition at Somerset House meant many of us got to skate the Strand (where once we would have been mowed down by buses).


Sponsors: Slam City Skates, Poetic Collective, Vans

Hometown: London


Video Parts


FLUID, (Poetic Collective, 2020)


FILMED BY: Markus Bengtsson and Tom Botwid / EDIT: Tom Botwid


CREDITS (Vans, 2020)



Arms Wide Open (Vans Europe, 2019)

FILMED/EDIT: Sirus F Gahan


SRSLY, (The Skate Witches, 2018)

Sidewalk Sidelines Mini Documentary, 2018

FILMED/EDIT: Ben Powell, Jono Coote and Ryan Gray


Reading Material


Offerings: Helena Long

Helena Long Interview. Grey Skate Mag

Helena Long’s Best ever Interview. No Comply Network

Helena Long- Skate The Strand Interview. Grey Skate Mag




Thrasher x Slam City Skates, 2021

FILMED/EDIT: Kevin Parrott