Patti McGee grew up in the San Diego surfing scene of the 60’s. During this time Surfing is what was up! But when the surf was low skateboarding entered her life and her life will forever be changed from that point on. What started as a hobby and something to stay occupied while not surfing, turned into much more when she won the 1964 Woman’s National Championship.
Patti is the first ever female professional skateboarder and first female inductee in the Skateboarding Hall of Fame, sometimes referred to as the skateboarding queen. Patti 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.
Patti graced the cover of LIFE magazine in 1965 along with the cover of the 4th issue of SKATEBOARDER mag. She also made numerous TV & movie appearances including being a guest on the Johnny Carson Show.
Today, ORIGINAL BETTY captures the very essence of her legacy that was a key part in what makes skateboarding what it is today. With a mesh of old and new, it’s a style that recognizes how far the industry in all extreme sports has come.