21 Fantastic Pictures Of Female Skateboarders From The 1970s

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:

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Skateboarding Contest Torrance California

Onlookers watch a skateboarding contest in Torrance, California in 1977.

Farrah Fawcet Skateboarding

By the late 1970s, skateboarding was growing in size and reach, including to some famous Hollywood heroines. Above, Farrah Fawcet tries out skateboarding.

Skateboarding In New York City

Skateboarding wasn't just a California phenomena -- the above photograph was captured

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The Physics Of Skateboarding

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Skateboarding From Venice To Venice

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Navigating Los Angeles At Night

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Shot from this past November to February, professional skateboarder Danny Garcia navigates LA at sundown and showcases the city’s more “angelic” side.

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