Somewhere on the California coast, a surfer got tired of waiting for waves, nailing rollerskates to a plank of wood.
Bill Richard partenrs with the Chicago Roller Skate company to mass produce the 'sidewalk surfer'.
'The Quarterly Skateboarder' enters production, providing skateboarders with a real sense of community in their pastime.
Polyurethane wheels replace traditional rubber or clay, making way for a smoother ride.
Rodney Mullen, for the first time ever, jumps his skateboard into the air without using his hands. This marks the beginning of modern skateboarding.
Skaters take to ramps and pools to showcase vert skating abilities in formal competitions.
Jake Phelps founds Thrasher Magazine, the most popular skate mag on earth.
Skaters learn to maneuver street obstacles like staircases and ledges on skateboards.
Skateboarding makes it's way onto Instagram, bringing skateboarding to international attention.
Skateboarding is welcomed into the Olympic arena, sealing its place as an international pastime.