Full Service Skate Shop
Skating, surfing and diving is what we love to do.
We carry a large selection of street boards, skate park boards, trick boards and good old fashioned skateboards from the best brands in the world such as Sector 9, Carver, Beercan Boards and more. With the success of the electric skateboard we carry the Evolve and Boosted Board lines-the two best names in the industry.
We offer a full selection of accessories such as helmets, gloves, wheels, bearings, deck tape, lights and we are more than happy to do small repairs for you at no charge.
Skaters, did you know the Miami has an awesome skate park located just a few minutes from Miami Beach? Lot 11 Skate Park is 45,000 square feet, state-of-the art facility beneath the main I-95 overpass celebrated its grand opening just last year. Lot 11 features multiple areas catering to various skill levels. There’s a beginners section, as well as one that looks like an actual street, and the main bowl for all kinds of rad stunts.
Skateboard facts-did you know that
1) Started As “Sidewalk Surfing”
Before skateboarding took off as a major success, it was seen here and there around local neighborhoods. Most people were creating these skateboards and calling them sidewalk surfers. In essence, the idea was to recreate the charm of surfing on land.
Kids would find small hills around the neighborhood and “surf” downwards with the help of their skateboard.
2) Bearings Determine Speed
A lot of people assume it’s the wheel or build quality that determines how fast you’re able to go. However, studies have shown it’s the bearings that have a big role to play. If you set the bearing higher, it is going to lead to a faster skateboard compared to the traditional option.
3) Initials Users Remained Shoeless
In the beginning, people went out of their way to go shoeless on a skateboard. Remember, the initial purpose was to recreate surfing on land and that’s done without any type of footwear. This meant people would grab their board, take off their shoes/socks, and head out for a quick ride.
4) Originally Shaped Like A Rectangle
Its original shape wasn’t as rounded as it is nowadays. In fact, it was simply a plank of wood (2×4) that had wheels attached to it. Over time, designers started to understand the theory behind speed, balance, and durability making it easier to create aerodynamic products. However, this came after a long period where skateboards remained simple planks of wood.
5) Goofy Stance Named After Disney Character
Most people are going to hear the term “goofy” when it comes to the skateboarding stance. This is when you put your right foot forward instead of your left foot. The reason it was named after Goofy had to do with how he would use a skateboard in the show
6) Many Skateboarders Are Ambidextrous
Skateboarders train to manage both their left and right foot with equal success. Due to the amount of practice being put in, they are able to do a lot more with either side compared to the average person/athlete. Over time, most skateboarders are able to complete tricks off either foot without giving it a second thought.
7) Longest “Ollie” Was 16 Feet and 6 Inches
Tricks are a big part of skateboarding and that’s not going to be changing anytime soon. As a result, many people have tried to break world records including a man named Jordan Hoffart. He was able to hit a 16 feet and 6 inches ollie.
8) First Skateboarding Shoe Was Created In 1965
The shoe was designed in 1965 and named “Randy 720.” It was created by the Randolph Rubber Company and became popular for its uniqueness (i.e. flat outsole). With time, many companies have designed similar shoes including a well-known company named Vans.
9) Skate Stoppers Have Become Common
With so many skateboarders completing tricks in public areas, “skate stoppers” were set up to stop such behavior. These are often noticed around areas such as public parks to make sure people aren’t getting onto rails or ledges that can cause a disturbance.
10) Skate Parks Are In Every Country
Surprisingly, local skate parks are set up in almost every country in the world. This is a staggering fact and one that shows how popular the sport has become with time. It continues to grow with each passing day!
11) 3.100 Skate Parks in the USA
America is the hub of skateboarding and has made the action sport into one of the biggest activities in the world. It is home to around 3,100 skate parks and that’s from one end to the other. California is home to some of the finest skate parks in the world.