Torger Johnson

Hunts using skateboarding in their commercial, Not exactly sure of the year, most likely about 1969. The skateboarder is an original Makaha Skateboard Team member and then Hobie Super Surfer team member Torger Johnson who won some of the 1965 International Skateboard Championships held in Anaheim, CA and got the cover of the 3rd issue of SKATEBOARDER MAGAZINE doing a nose wheelie the same year, He also got a cover on the mag later in the mid 1970’s when the magazine returned after not being published for 10 years. Torger Died in a Car Crash in 1983. RIP TORGER

Torger Johnson

Twenty-four-year-old Torger Johnson has seen it all, having been a skateboarder since he was twelve. Today Torger lives in Hawaii, where he has better control of his surfing life, but he’s still very visible on the skateboarding scene, where his subtle, carefully planned freestyle routines reflect his experience and professionalism. Torger sees skateboarding as a very individualistic form of expression and therefore recognizes its reemergence as a serious and viable sport for contemporary lifestyles. A serious musician and an actor, with several TV commercials and skateboarding films to his credit, Torger hopes to continue to promote the sport through films, tours, and demonstrations with the Makaha/Logan Earth Ski people.

Source: Laura Torbet, The Complete Book of Skateboarding (Funk and Wagnalls, 1976), p. 97

Torger Johnson
Torger Johnson