Hobie Super Surfer skateboard used by Patti McGee

Description (Brief)
This Hobie Super Surfer skateboard was used by Patti McGee during her traveling skateboarding demonstrations with the Hobie/VitaPak skateboard team in 1965. The year before, Patti became the first female to win the National Skateboard Championships and achieved another first in 1965 as she became the first female pro skateboarder. Patti went on to appear on the television show “What’s My Line” and “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson after being featured on the cover of Life magazine in May of 1965. She was also the only woman to be featured on a skateboard magazine cover when she appeared on the May 1965 issue of Skateboarder Magazine. Patti was a worldwide ambassador for the skateboarding world in the 1960s and continues in that role today with her induction into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame, the first female to hold that honor.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
skateboard
date made
1964
user
McGee, Patti Villa
maker
Hobie
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
clay (overall material)
metal (overall material)
ID Number
2013.0130.01
accession number
2013.0130
catalog number
2013.0130.01
subject
skateboarding
Professional
Sports
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Skateboarding
Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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