Patti McGee (born August 23, 1945) was the 1965 Woman's first National Skateboard Champion, Santa Monica. McGee was also the first female pro skateboarder. She was paid by Hobie/Vita Pak to travel and demonstrate the Hobie skateboard on a national level. This lasted almost a year until the craze subsided. Patti McGee was featured on the cover of Life magazine May 14, 1965 and the cover of the fourth issue of Skateboarder that same year. McGee is still seen in and around the sport as "the first Betty" and an old-school icon.
And now here's some nice patronising video clips:
"Great that i got paid about $500. for a very full days work to make this. Super fun to skateboard through a really nice house too." - oh yeah Patti has a youtube account!
"Is it this new ...board, skating board?"