6 Best Surfskate Wheels

By: Billy James | August 14, 2023 | Surfskates

Looking to upgrade your surfskate setup?

Here’s a list of the best surfskate wheels based on my experience.

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62mm Waterborne

Waterborne’s website

Durometer: 80a
Contact Patch: 51mm
Lip Profile: Rounded
Core Placement: Centerset

The Living Water wheels are great if you want to do a mixture of carving and slashing. The stoneground contact patch and rounded lip make it one of the easiest surfskates wheels to powerslide.

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65mm Love Handles

Loaded’s website

orangatang love handles

Durometer: 77a or 80a
Contact Patch: 50mm
Lip Profile: Square
Core Placement: Offset

The Orangatang Love Handles are high rebound and roll fast. The sharp, square lips are great for deep carving and pumping without sliding out.

65mm Surfskate Love

Surfskate’s website

surfskate love wheels

Durometer: 78a, 81a, 83a
Contact Patch: 46mm
Lip Profile: Square
Core Placement: Offset

Surfskate Love created their wheel after testing many others on the market. It’s a fast wheel, optimizing for deep carving and pumping styles.

66mm Powell Snakes

Powell’s website

powell peralta snakes

Durometer: 75a
Contact Patch: 38mm
Lip Profile: Rounded
Core Placement: Centerset

The Powell Peralta Snakes is a great wheel if you want something fast with the ability to slide. Not recommended if you’re doing deep carving/pumping because of the rounded lip.

66mm Hot Spots

Seismic’s website

seismic hot spots

Durometer: 79a, 81a, 83a
Contact Patch: 49mm
Lip Profile: Square
Core Placement: Offset

Seismic’s Hot Spots are lightweight and quick. They’re known for putting out some of the most innovative urethane formulas.

69mm Carver Roundhouse

Carver’s website

Durometer: 78a
Contact Patch: 52mm
Lip Profile: Square
Core Placement: Offset

Carver Skateboards offers its own set of wheels that have a concave profile for extra traction. Great for deep pumping with the ability to powerslide.

Billy James

I've been skating for over 20 years and it's had an incredibly positive impact on my mental health. My mission is to show the world the power of cruising and carving.

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