Pattii McGee, born in 1945, was the first female professional skateboarder. She was also the first Women’s National Skateboard Champion in Santa Monica in 1965. Sponsored by Hobie Skateboards and Vita Pak, she did national tours where they paid her to do demo’s. She was featured on the covers of Life Magazine and Skateboarder Magazine (the fourth issue) in 1965. In 2010 the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) made Patti the first female ever to be inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame.