8 Female Skaters That Changed History!

Rad women who changed skating for the greater good!

Patti McGee was doing a handstand on a skateboard on the cover of LIFE magazine in May 1965 long before bra burning and protests outside the Washington Monument.

Patti was the first woman to become a pro skateboarder, after winning the Women’s National Skateboard Championship. She was sponsored by HOBIE skateboards and demonstrated her 360s on them around the world.

By the time Tony Alva and Stacey Peralta were ripping around SoCal, Patti had quit skateboarding altogether to become a turquoise miner in Nevada (!) and later a leathersmith. But her early exposure and talent paved the way for future generation of female riders.


Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.