21 Fantastic Pictures Of Female Skateboarders From The 1970s

Published June 8, 2014
Updated January 17, 2018

While much of the mythos of the origin of skateboarding is centered around teenage boys of Southern California, there was a strong contingent of female pioneers who helped shape skateboarding since it’s inception. Below we take a look at some of the women who influenced skateboarding culture in the 60s and 70s:

Ellen O'Neal Photograph
Vicky Vickers
Laura Thornhill Skateboarding
Ellen Oneal
21 Fantastic Pictures Of Female Skateboarders From The 1970s
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Alec
Alexander is a Brooklyn-based cofounder of All That's Interesting with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in History and Economics and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Economics. He specializes in American history, the Cold War, and true crime.