One of the earliest Skateboard exhibitions was sponsored by Makaha's founder, Larry Stevenson, in 1963 and held at the Pier Avenue Junior High School in Hermosa Beach, California.
Some of these same teams of skateboarders were also featured on a television show called "Surf's Up" in 1964, hosted by Stan Richards, that helped promote skateboarding as something new and fun to do.
Already, there are storm clouds on the horizon with opponents of the sport talking about ban and restriction.
One of the earliest sponsored skateboarders, Patti Mc Gee, was paid by Hobie and Vita Pak to travel around the country to do skateboarding exhibitions and to demonstrate skateboarding safety tips.
Mc Gee made the cover of Life magazine in 1965 and was featured on several popular television programs—The Mike Douglas Show, What's My Line?
and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson—which helped make skateboarding even more popular at the time.
Some of the development concepts in the terrain of skateparks were actually taken from the Escondido reservoir.
Many companies started to manufacture trucks (axles) specially designed for skateboarding, reached in 1976 by Tracker Trucks.
Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard, as well as a recreational activity, an art form, an entertainment industry job, and a method of transportation.
Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years.