3 Female Skateboarders You Should Know About
Making a list with all the great female skateboarders will take more than one article. We’ve decided to start with three incredible women. Check out if they are on your list of people to follow:
She was the 1965 Woman's first National Skateboard Champion from Santa Monica. If you don’t already know about her and need an extra reason, Patti McGee was the first female professional skateboarder, inspiring many other women to follow her. She first started with surfing in the 8th grade and then discovered skateboarding a few years later. She was part of the Cooley Team and standing on a BunBuster, McGee set the world record for the fastest girl on a skateboard at 47mph during Dick Clark's World Teen Fair 1964 held at the Orange County (CA) Fair Grounds. If you want to know more about her life check out her interview with Istia Tv here.
She is the first female skater to complete The Loop, a 360-degree ramp. Lizzie has won over 30 skateboarding competitions. She started skating in 2007 with her brother and since then never stopped. For 2010-2012 she was on the 1st place in the World Cup of Skateboarding points race. In 2013, Lizzie won gold at the first-ever Women’s Skateboard Park event at X Games in Barcelona, Spain. In 2020 she will be part of the Finnish skateboarding national team and represent it in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Elissa Beth Steamer
She first began skateboarding in 1989 and received her first official sponsorship from Toy Machine. Steamer was featured as a playable character in the Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game series. At the 2008 X Games event in Los Angeles, US, she won her fourth X Games gold medal in the Women's Street event. In June 2018, Bakerboys Distribution's Shake Junt released an Elissa Steamer guest board along with a 'Ride or Die' web short featuring recent skatepark footage. Later in the same month, Baker Skateboards introduced Steamer to the pro team, releasing her first signature board for the brand.
We can’t wait to see what else they are going to do in the future, and we are really excited about seeing Lezzie at the Olympics this year.