Back in the dark ages before urethane wheels, fancy trucks and sealed bearings, skateboarders, as they were called back then, had a choice. Get a crap board with steel wheels, or get your head on straight, mow a lawn or two more, and shell out for a nicer one, one with clay wheels. In my crowd the grail was the laminated Hobie Super Surfer, ridden barefoot, with the scars to prove it. Once Cadillac Wheels came out, it was just get the fuck out of the way.
Skaterdater was the first skateboard film proper, from 1965, The soundtrack is a Mike Curb job, light surf, and a complete rip off of other instrumental bands, or at least most of it. One song features Davie Allan and the Arrows ("Skater Rock"). It's at Basic Hip Digital, a relatively new blog that has been posting an LP a day, all of them of the oddball thrift store find variety. The download links there are only good for two weeks, so if you're reading this on the day it was posted, you've got a couple days. If you're reading this beyond February 14, you can still hear it streaming (scroll down to "Day 32").
The photo at top has nothing to do with the film or the soundtrack, but it's Patti McGee who grew up surfing blocks from where I sit. She was the first women's National Skateboard Champion title holder. Guess what she rode? Yeah baby.
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Skaterdater - Soundtrack (zipped) at Basic Hip Digital 13 songs in a zip
Skaterdater - The film at YouTube 17 minutes
Patty McGee at Wikipedia
Patty McGee - Twitter page