SkateboardingMag posted a look back at ads in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when skateboarding was near forgotten. Not very many pro’s at this time could make a living of sponsorship through skateboarding alone. Companies were underground, and far from mainstream along with the contests, demonstrations, videos. Mags during this time were dominated by vert skating and to a lesser extent freestyle skateboarding. Here are some ads from the golden age of skateboarding.
Source: Skateboarding Magazine