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These Skater Girls From The 70’s Were Way Cooler Than I’ll Ever Be.

Skateboarding has technically been around since the 1940s, but it didn’t really take off until the 1970s when skateparks were invented. Then, skateboarding competitions were held at these parks and the popularity just grew exponentially. While most people when they think of skateboarding in the 70s think of the innovation of Ty Page, another factor in the scene was that women were starting to get “on board”.

Let’s take the time to remember the beautiful women street athletes of the era, such as Laura Thornhill, Ellen O’Neal, and Kim Cespedes.

Manuel On One Foot.

Lens Flare.

Kickflip.

Barefoot.

Dual-boards.

By The Pool.

Hanging Out In That 70’s Sun.

Manuel.

At the Park.

She’s Soarin’.

Ollie.

Grinding In The World’s Most Dangerous Looking Pool.

Twirl.

Hand Stand.

Ariel.

Bout To Shred.

The Reverse Limbo.

Going Vert.

I like the socks.

Showing Up The Fellas.

Vicki Vickers.

Pool Slide.

Radical! I am simultaneously frightened and attracted to all of these women. Someday I hope to be just as cool.

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