This is Stacy Peralta. He's a man, in fact . He's one of the original Z-BOYS, the group that inspired vertical skating and he went on to coach skaters like Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen. Tired of people confusing his gender hahaha
Good gifts are hard to come by. We're making it easy—everyone loves coffee table books. These eight books filled with skate and surf photo collections would be welcome in the home of any action sports fan.
I own this 1965 copy of Life magazine with the feature article titled 'The menace of skateboarding' with Pat McGee girls champion on the front cover. I believe this was the first documentation of skateboarding in print.
"I'll be damned if we're not out there breakin' our necks just like the guys.we're gettin' burned. How many issues has it been since you've seen a girl's face?"—Vicki Vickers, lamenting the poor coverage of female skaters to Skateboarder Mag