February 16, 2017 1 min read

"The favorite of the greatest surfers is now the first choice of the world's finest skate riders." A rad 1960s ad featuring the first professional skateboarder, Russ Howell, skating in his Katin shorts and graphic tee, next to a shot of Nancy Katin herself with the pro skater.

Aside from making it into the Thrasher Hall of Fame, Russ also set a Guinness World record for longest handstand on a skateboard (2 minutes) and another for the most 360s.
See more from Katin's legendary story vault every Thursday on our blog and Instagram.