Surfskates

Surfskates are one of the most soulful carving experiences. Whether you want something for surf training or a deeper carving experience, surfskates are a blast.

Loaded Carver Bolsa Review (Tested & Compared)

Loaded Carver Bolsa Review (Tested & Compared)

The Loaded Carver Bolsa is a quality surfskate functional for deep carving and pumping riding styles. However, it won’t carve as deep as other spring-based surfskate adapters.

Loaded Omakase Review (Tested & Compared)

Loaded Omakase Review (Tested & Compared)

The Loaded Omakase is a durable, mid-length cruiser with a wide deck. Its bamboo and fiberglass/epoxy layers make it extremely durable. It’s a great option for heavier riders worried about […]

How To Choose A Surfskate (Beginner’s Guide)

How To Choose A Surfskate (Beginner’s Guide)

Picking the right surfskate is a challenge. Here's the process I think makes the most sense.

Surfskate vs Cruiser (Explained)

Surfskate vs Cruiser (Explained)

How do you know whether to get a surfskate or cruiser? It can be confusing, so I’ll do my best to share my experiences to help you understand.

9 Best Surfskate Decks (2024)

9 Best Surfskate Decks (2024)

These are the coolest surfskate decks (imo) from 2024 lineups. Each one of these brands has a special place in my quiver.

Surfskate Wheelbase Calculator

Surfskate Wheelbase Calculator

This tool is meant for those that have no clue where to start. The best solution is to go test different surfskates at your local shop or community meetup.

What Is A Surfskate? (Explained)

What Is A Surfskate? (Explained)

The concept of skateboards mimicking the feeling of surfing dates back to its roots. But in recent years, surfskates have come back with a modern twist.

YOW Surfskate Review (Tested & Compared)

YOW Surfskate Review (Tested & Compared)

Their coil spring adapter allows you to get into a natural pumping motion, similar to pumping down the line on a surfboard.

Guide To Longboard Trucks

Guide To Longboard Trucks

Here are the basics to understand longboard trucks. The three most common truck types are reverse kingpins (RKP), traditional kingpins (TKP), and double kingpins (DKP).

Skateboard Airline Policy Checker

Skateboard Airline Policy Checker

Unsure if you can bring your skateboard, longboard, surfskate or cruiser on the airplane? Quickly find your airline's policy.

5 Simple Ways To Prevent Speed Wobbles

5 Simple Ways To Prevent Speed Wobbles

Speed wobble is quite possibly the sketchiest feeling in this world. Let's discuss what it is, how it's caused, and how to stop it.

10 Underrated Longboard, Surfskate & Electric Brands

10 Underrated Longboard, Surfskate & Electric Brands

Looking for new longboard, surfskate or electric brands? These ones are worthy of more attention.

Find A Skate Event

Find A Skate Event

We created this tool to help you find skate events based on riding style. Quickly find surfskate, longboard dance, long distance (LDP), downhill, electric events.

The History Of Powell Peralta

The History Of Powell Peralta

Powell Peralta, a prominent name in the skateboarding world, was established in 1976 as part of the Powell Corporation.

Find A Skate Meetup

Find A Skate Meetup

We created this tool to help you find a welcoming skate community. A curated a list of meetups that will happily welcome all riding styles.

Longboard vs Surfskate (Explained)

Longboard vs Surfskate (Explained)

Longboards and surfskates are often compared. Here's a breakdown of the differences and tips on how to choose the right one for you.

Razor Ripsurf Review (Tested & Compared)

Razor Ripsurf Review (Tested & Compared)

The Razor RipSurf is a surf-inspired version of the RipStik. It's best if you want something extremely maneuverable and functional for flat areas or small spaces.

Shark Wheels Review (Bought & Tested)

Shark Wheels Review (Bought & Tested)

Shark Wheels are known for their unique design. Some people swear by them, and some hate them. I was curious, so I bought two sets.

How To Powerslide (Beginner’s Guide)

How To Powerslide (Beginner’s Guide)

Learning to powerslide with softer wheels is a useful skill. But it can be frustrating. Here are some tips on how to learn.

Guide To Longboard Decks (Explained)

Guide To Longboard Decks (Explained)

Having a basic understanding of longboard decks is key. It'll help you build the right setup for your riding style. Here's some essential knowledge.

Loaded Boards (FAQs & History)

Loaded Boards (FAQs & History)

Loaded Boards, headquartered in El Segundo, California, was founded in 2000. Here's a deeper dive into the brand.

Loaded Poke Review (Tested & Compared)

Loaded Poke Review (Tested & Compared)

If you’re looking for a compact freestyle cruiser, the Loaded Poke should be high on your list. Its subtle kicktail/nose, concave, and rocker profile make it a blast to ride.

Waterborne Surf Adapter Review (Tested & Compared)

Waterborne Surf Adapter Review (Tested & Compared)

The Waterborne surf adapter lets you turn any skate setup into a surfskate. Because of the pivoting motion, it's easy to pump from a standstill.

Penny Surfskate Review (Tested & Compared)

Penny Surfskate Review (Tested & Compared)

The Penny surfskate is punchy/snappy because of its 14" wheelbase and waterborne pivoting adapter. It allows you to pump from a standstill.

Carver Surfskate Review (Tested & Compared)

Carver Surfskate Review (Tested & Compared)

Carver Skateboards offers three surfskate trucks - C7, CX & C5. Here's a brief summary of them based on my riding experience.

Orangatang Love Handles Review (Tested & Compared)

Orangatang Love Handles Review (Tested & Compared)

The Orangatang Love Handles is a traction-focused wheel, functional for surfskating, casual cruising, deep carving, and slalom riding styles. Let’s review the specs and who they’re best for. How to […]

Gullwing Sidewinder Trucks (Breakdown & Comparisons)

Gullwing Sidewinder Trucks (Breakdown & Comparisons)

Gullwing Sidewinder trucks are made for carving. If you plan on bombing hills, don’t get these. They’re double kingpin (DKP) trucks and set you high off the ground, making it […]

Guide To Skate Hardware (Sizing & Materials)

Guide To Skate Hardware (Sizing & Materials)

Wondering what size bolts or nuts your setup needs? Here's an in-depth guide to skate hardware.

6 Best Surfskate Wheels

6 Best Surfskate Wheels

Looking to upgrade your surfskate setup? Here’s a list of the best surfskate wheels based on my experience. Disclaimer: The Love Handles link below is an affiliate link, meaning we […]

Angled Riser Pads (Explained)

Angled Riser Pads (Explained)

Angled riser pads are an affordable way to change your setup's riding feel. Here's what they do and how to use them.

How To Stop On A Longboard? (Tips & Tricks)

How To Stop On A Longboard? (Tips & Tricks)

Gaining speed on a longboard can be scary if you’re unsure how to stop. This article will cover techniques on how to stop your longboard. Use Your Foot Using your […]

Why Is My Longboard Creaking, Squeaking, Or Rattling? (Solutions)

Why Is My Longboard Creaking, Squeaking, Or Rattling? (Solutions)

Don’t worry, it’s normal for your longboard to creak, squeak and rattle. There are various parts that could be the culprit. In this article, we’ll cover the most common issues […]

5 Helpful Longboard Accessories

5 Helpful Longboard Accessories

Here are some helpful longboard accessories. 1. Skate Tool Included as the first thing on this list because if any of your hardware loosens, you’ll want a skate tool handy. […]

Can Longboards Get Wet? (Explained)

Can Longboards Get Wet? (Explained)

Generally, it’s best to not get your longboard wet, but it’s not the end of the world if you do. Here are some tips on what to do if your […]

What Are Riser Pads? (Explained)

What Are Riser Pads? (Explained)

Riser pads are rectangular blocks placed between your deck and trucks. They’re used to add height or clearance between the deck and the trucks so your wheels don’t wheelbite. Softer […]

What Is Wheelbite? (Explained)

What Is Wheelbite? (Explained)

Wheelbite is when your wheel touches the bottom of your deck, bringing you to an unexpected stop. Harder wheels are more forgiving. Softer wheels will “bite” your deck and likely […]

Why Is My Longboard Slow? (Solutions)

Why Is My Longboard Slow? (Solutions)

Having a slow longboard can be frustrating. Here are some reasons why it might be slow. Overtightened Wheel Nuts The first thing to test is spinning your wheels with your […]

SwellTech Surfskate Review (Tested & Compared)

SwellTech Surfskate Review (Tested & Compared)

The SwellTech surfskate offers an aggressive carving feel because the adapter rotates 360 degrees. The learning curve is steep, and beginners often encounter issues with the adapter jackknifing. Not recommended […]

Smoothstar Surfskate Review (Tested & Comparisons)

Smoothstar Surfskate Review (Tested & Comparisons)

Smoothstar’s thruster uses compression springs, allowing you to adjust the riding tension. They’re solid for slower, more technical surf training. With a small amount of pump, Smoothstar’s thruster will carry […]

Guide To Longboard Wheels

Guide To Longboard Wheels

A good set of longboard wheels can drastically change how your setup feels. This post will cover what they’re made of, common characteristics, and sizes. It’s also worth checking out […]

What Are The Best Surfskates? (Brand Comparisons)

What Are The Best Surfskates? (Brand Comparisons)

Picking the right surfskate brand is a challenge. A board that doesn’t fit your riding style will be frustrating. Once you narrow down the brand that fits you, check how […]

Pushing Mongo Explained (Pros & Cons)

Pushing Mongo Explained (Pros & Cons)

Is pushing mongo all that bad? While it has its drawbacks, it can actually be helpful for certain styles.

Instantly Swap Your Trucks (Qwik Truks)

Instantly Swap Your Trucks (Qwik Truks)

The Qwik Truks allow you to swap your trucks within seconds. Yup, you read that right! How Do They Work? It’s a two-part quick-release system. You have the deck plate […]

Landyachtz Surfskate Review (Tested & Compared)

Landyachtz Surfskate Review (Tested & Compared)

The Landyachtz surfskate is a more stable surfskate. It’s bushing-based, so it’s lighter than most popular spring-based adapters. It’s tough to pump from a standstill. Bear Bangerz Type: Bushing-BasedRKP | […]

Guide To Longboard Bearings

Guide To Longboard Bearings

Most beginners put too much weight on bearings. They’re not as important as having good wheels. Keep them maintained, and even cheap bearings can last a long time. Avoid double […]

Guide To Longboard Bushings

Guide To Longboard Bushings

Bushings were the last thing that I personally messed around with. I’ve swapped bearings, wheels, hardware… you get the point. Do bushings really make a difference? What are bushings? Bushings […]

Wheelbase Explained (Cruisers, Surfskates & Longboards)

Wheelbase Explained (Cruisers, Surfskates & Longboards)

Wheelbase – what is it, how do you measure it, and how does it affect your riding? What I thought was a simple concept turned out to be a little […]

A Brief History of Surfskates (Explained)

A Brief History of Surfskates (Explained)

The past few years, surfskates have exploded in popularity. But you might be surprised just how long it’s taken for them to get this recognition. This is a brief history […]

Carver Electric Surfskate (Setup Breakdown)

Carver Electric Surfskate (Setup Breakdown)

This is a mellow electric surfskate cruiser. The goal was to create something that replicates surfing an endless wave on a longboard surfboard.

Electric Longboard Surf Cruiser (Setup Breakdown)

Electric Longboard Surf Cruiser (Setup Breakdown)

This is a mellow electric surf cruiser. Swapping out the stock bushings on the Paris RKP and Revel RKP is the key to making it surfy.

How To Clean, Remove & Apply Grip Tape

How To Clean, Remove & Apply Grip Tape

It’s time to learn about grip tape – how to clean, remove, select and apply it. First, let’s start with… Cleaning your griptape Use a sanding belt cleaner. You can […]