Girls of Summer: Lovely Lady Skateboarders from the 1960s

Life SkateboardsImage via LIFE

A few weeks back, I found myself on LIFE Magazine’s online photo archives, searching for vintage surfing photos, but was led to surface-skimmers of an entirely different sort: skateboarders. I was pleasantly surprised to find a number of female skateboarders included in LIFE’s feature, including world champ Patti McGee (pictured above), who was the first female pro-skateboarder and first woman inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame.

If you’re looking to have a little fun this summer, why not use these ’60s skateboarders as inspiration, and pick up a board of your own?

Patti McGee Skateboarding girl Left: Patti McGee via Life. Right: Skateboarding girl image via Life

Skateboarding in the 1960s Image via Life

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3 Comments

  1. Tanya 05/23/2013 at 11:52 am #

    And unlike the women above, wear a helmet.
    – Tanya, Longboard Girl’s Crew, Orlando

  2. Victoria / Justice Pirate 05/23/2013 at 5:13 pm #

    These are great! I have seen old 60s competition videos and rarely saw any women involved in them at all.

  3. Laura Beth 05/27/2013 at 6:45 pm #

    I just love these photos! It makes me want to do a photoshoot with my own board sometime. And I agree with Tanya!

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