Waterborne Skateboards (FAQs & History)

Updated: September 17, 2023 | Surfskates

Waterborne Skateboards, headquartered in San Diego, California, was founded in 2014. Their Waterborne Surf Adapter lets you transform your old setup into a surfskate.

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What is a waterborne skateboard?

Waterborne Skateboards is known for making their surf adapter, which can turn any skateboard into a surfskate. If you’re looking for a way to surf the land while the waves are flat, check out Waterborne.

Can I put surfskate trucks on any board?

While most surfskate trucks can be put on any board, there are some best practices you should follow. First, if you use a pivoting surfskate adapter, it will make riding fakie much more difficult. Therefore, double-kick shapes aren’t that functional when paired with surfskate trucks.

Can you put surfskate trucks on a longboard?

Yes, you can put surfskate trucks on a longboard; however, I’ve found that long wheelbase setups ride more soulful with Waterborne‘s rail adapter. This is because surfskate pivoting adapters will feel off on longer wheelbases without the back truck matching it’s lean.

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