when did the skateboard started ?
Skateboarding started in California in the 1950s. The first skateboards were made from
roller skates (attached to a board). Skateboarding gained in popularity because of
surfing; in fact, skateboarding was initially referred to as "sidewalk surfing". Initially,
skateboards were handmade from wooden boxes and planks by individuals. As the sport became
more popular, companies started manufacturing skateboards. Boards are also continuing to
evolve as companies try to make them lighter and stronger or improve their performance.