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  • National Go Skateboarding Day

     

    National Go skateboarding Day

    June 21st marks “National Go Skateboarding Day”

    National Go Skateboarding Day is a day to head out in the sunshine and have a good skate with your friends. This annual celebration is aimed at promoting skateboarding and getting people motivated to take part in the sport we all love so much. Contests and fundraisers will be being held around the world.

    A lot of you will read this and wonder why only one day, why not skate every day? We totally agree, skate every day for sure! But the big drive of this day is to get the people whose boards are at the back of the wardrobe to dig them out again. Go for a push around town and remember why they bought a skateboard in the first place.

    Here in Brighton we are lucky enough to have 10 skate parks within a short distance. This means you’ll never get bored of the park scene around here.  The area offers more street spots than you can master in a lifetime. Ocean Sports is lucky enough to be part of this scene, sponsoring contests and hosting events. At Board riders we stocking decks and components from brands such as Independent, Lovenskate, Spitfire, and Bones.

    If you fancy a new set up for the day, pop down to see us. Open 7 days a week and free parking right outside. Our staff Skate and know all there' stuff. Complete skate decks from £59.99. Visit our store or shop online www.boardridersguide.com

    It's great to get kids involved too, we stock children's starter skateboards . Complete skateboards in a full range of sizes. Whether you're just starting out in skateboarding or you're near on pro, we'll have a skateboard for you. Limited edition special run skateboards, cheap sale price complete skateboards and new latest season release skateboards too!

    Lewes Skate park, Sussex Lewes Skate park, Sussex
  • The Roxy Fitness Challenge

    Yoga and surfing go hand in hand and with paddleboard becoming evermore popular, yoga and paddleboarding go hand in hand too!  The 16th July saw Roxy and a fair few yoga, paddleboarding and running enthusiasts descend on Fistral Beach for the Roxy Fitness Challenge.

    We caught up with Oceansportgirls instagram follower Agne who attended the event to see just why she took part and the benefits gained from being involved in such sports

    What made you want to take part in the event?

    There is something thrilling about the start of something new. It challenges the mind! The Roxy Fitness Challenge event is all about uniting girls across the globe and celebrating living an active lifestyle. It means all ages and fitness abilities souls are speaking one physical language. It creates a magical atmosphere, inspires physically, emotionally and I wanted to be a part of it. Trust me, its remarkable ;)

    roxy-fitness-challenge Roxy Fitness Challenge

    Do you take part in Yoga, Running, or Paddleboarding and if so why?

    All people are different and that is amazing, it makes us unique and special. But I tend to fall into the "easily bored" category, so my physical routine consists of mixing up yoga, running, group exercises or long walks. I was lucky to have the opportunity to practice yoga with local teachers and founders.  I particularly enjoy outdoor yoga, being in such beautiful surroundings, it's like the sun, wind and sound of the ocean takes you to the only place where life exists at that present moment.
    Running for me is “need to think" time, time when I can reflect on what has happened during the day and a time to let things go.  At the Roxy Fitness Challenge event, I took part in yoga and running. I'm impressed with paddleboarding but haven't tried myself yet. It's on my TO DO list!

    roxy-fitness-challenge Roxy Fitness Challenge

    What advice would you give to other women wanting to take part in Paddleboarding, Yoga or Running?

    I think it's important to keep your mind stimulated, clear your mind and help you to see the bigger picture from a different perspective. A yoga mat is the safest place to succeed or fail, but you have to be open for that, open to falling and getting back up whether its physically or emotionally. Every woman should honor their bodies with these activities; all they have to do is show up and try their best. Grow and most important have fun!

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    the Roxy Fitness Challenge Roxy Fitness Clothing

    We've even got some fab Roxy fitness bits in the shop and soon to be online! Ideal for running , yoga and even paddleboarding! Check back to the site.

    Related Links: Roxy Paddleboarding

  • Spring Break Kaunertal, Austria 2016

    Spring Break Kaunertal, Austria 2016

    Spring Break Kaunertal, Austria 2016 | Just when you thought its time to pack up your snowboarding kit, with all the snow clearing the peaks of Europe,  there’s always one annual trip that must be attended, the ‘Spring Break’ UK snowboard test is the last call for those final laps in the sun!

    Held just an hour’s drive from Innsbruck within the Tirol valley resort of Kaunertal / Austria, lies the Kaunertal glacier awaiting the arrival of 300 folks from the UK.
    Here industry riders, brands, shops staff and regular snowboarders gather to test and ride all of next season’s kit from boards, boots, and bindings as well as a whole heap of cool kit.
    Now in its tenth year the ‘Spring Break’ is as memorable as ever, friends are made, good times are shared as the UK snowboard community bands together for 7 days of spring fun shredding!

    Spring Break Kaunertal, Austria 2016 Mark with the Capita Defender Of Awesome 2016 / 2017

    Being my third trip, I’d now like to think of myself as a ‘Spring Break veteran', I’ve shared this trip with many others, for whom too have now revisited this stunning area of Austria.
    This time id brought along my friend ‘Alex’ who was visiting his first mountain range after just a few trips at the indoor snowdomes.
    So I knew this trip would be really good to get a wide variety of kit tested from beginners to higher end models.

    Traditionally ‘Spring Break’ is thought to feature slushy, clear riding conditions, yet due to late heavy dumps of snow after the season’s end our experience was anything but!
    Experiencing every condition imaginable 3000m up was quite an ordeal, from heavy snow storms, bad visibility to a lucky clearing of sunshine breaks on our last day; we were put through it all to enjoy what was available to us.
    Yet when you have just three days of riding and kit to get through, there’s no time to pack up and go home!

    Spring Break Kaunertal, Austria 2016 Anon M3 Goggles

    When the conditions did improve some great powder riding was had as well as the odd cheeky jib session on great little hit areas around the glacier.
    With 10 runs available this isn’t about the mileage, you get on a set up and if your liking  it you might just want to spend a little more time getting to know it better… and if you don’t you’re never too far to go back up to camp and change your set up.
    It was great to finally test out some kit I’d missed from this year’s order, now covering our stores whole catalogue, to give you a taste of what we’ll be having in stock for the 2016/17 season.

    From brands such as Anon, Burton, Capita, G.N.U, Lib Tech, Union and Salomon, there were so many surprises and we can’t wait to share these with you soon!
    Check out the edit below of what I got up to, with product reviews to come during pre-season, this is surely going to be another awesome season to look forward to!

    Spring-break-2016

    See you soon!!!

  • Surfers Against Sewage Beach Cleans

    Roughly 8 million items of litter enter the sea everyday! With the help of Surfers Against Sewage Beach Cleans and you, we can reduce the amount of waste by getting together and sparing an hour of our time to pick up the rubbish washed up or found on the beach.

    Marine litter has increased over the past 15 years, in fact, it's almost doubled. The major issue is plastic, which doesn't break down and can absorb toxic chemicals which in time can be harmful having a huge impact on our beaches!

    Tomorrow (23rd April between 11am and 5pm) why not head down to The Meeting Place Cafe on Hove Lawns and help do your bit. It's really rewarding and even if you can't make this event there is plenty of Surfers Against Sewage Beach Cleans round the country. Take a look here >>  SAS EventsSurfer Against Sewage Beach Cleans

     

  • Snow Avant Premiere 2016-2017 Test , La Clusaz

    Snow Avant Premiere 2016-2017 Test , La Clusaz

    It's that time of year. Two member of our team headed out to La Clusaz to the Snow Avant Premiere to have a nose around what products the brands of the snow world had in store for the 2016-2017 season.
    This year the weather wasn't too kind with high winds causing a fair bit of chaos resulting in the mountains being shut. The last day (12/01) saw kinder weather allowing for some testing to take place!

    Snow Avant Premiere 2015 Snow Avant Premiere last year

    With a show room covering 450 square meters, it sounds like there is some exciting pieces coming this way so keep an eye out!

    Snow Avant Premiere Snow Avant Premiere
  • Billabong Pipe Masters 2015

    Billabong Pipe Masters 2015

    On the 8th December it will be that time again where we all gather round our laptops, computers and phones to watch the Billabong Pipe Masters 2015, the 11th and final stop on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.

    Currently siting at the top of the rankings is Mick Fanning with 49,900 points with Filipe Toledo from Brazil just 200 points below.

    Toledo has come a long way, starting the 2015 tour at number 17 out of 34, he has stayed focused and that focus has paid off. This year he has won the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast (Australia) , Oi Rio Pro (Rio) and the Moche Rip Curl Pro (Portugal).

    In an interview Toledo said "It's my dream since I started surfing and turned professional. I think only my family knows how hard I've been working towards being a World Champion. It's going to be a dream come true if it happens" - World Surf League.

    So stayed tuned for the 8th December to see who will win the title and in the meantime, why not recap Filipe Toledo's win at the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal!

    Related links: World Surf LeagueBillabong ClothingBillabong Wetsuits

     

  • Brighton Longboarding Ladies

    Brighton Longboarding Ladies -

    We asked the ladies at Brighton Longboard Ladies to put together a little blog to give you a taste of what its like to be a part of a longboarding community and the benefits.

    If you wander along Hove Lawn on Brighton seafront on any given sunny afternoon you will almost certainly come across a longboarder … in fact, you will almost certainly come across a bunch of women longboarders!

    Ellen Spall - Nose Manual Brighton Longboarding Ladies

    We are the Brighton Longboard Ladies; a group established in 2013 by Sheree Wall to encourage women longboarders in and around Brighton and Sussex, of any age and experience, to meet, skate together and share tricks and tips. Since it's origins the crew has established a following of over 500 on our Facebook page with around 160 as part of our online group.
    Although a 'Ladies' group, our meets are open to all and totally inclusive. We will often have other local and neighbouring crews join us with regular visits from our London friends.

    Brighton Longboarding LadiesWhen we first met, we just cruised around and a couple of the girls with street skate backgrounds tried some tricks. Although we were true beginners, many of us had real aspirations! Now, when we meet, we set out a line of cones for slalom and a small hippy jump for a bit of fun. The girls will be busting out dance moves and flatland tricks as well as continuing to learn new things. A few of the girls are now part of the downhill and slide scene. There is always a great vibe and we often find ourselves chatting with passers-by whose usual question is; Why do we do it?

    Brighton Longboarding LadiesFor many of us it's the feeling of freedom. It's such a relaxed and chilled thing; cruising and carving along the seafront, throwing in a couple of dance moves, the adrenaline rush as you practice and try not to stack it! For others, it's much more poetic; bringing a feeling like nothing else can, like being in a different and wonderful world! I has certainly helped many of us increase our confidence as it makes us face fears and exceed our own expectations.

    It enables us all to forget about everything else, even things that worries or upsets us. There is nothing that compares to the feeling you get when mastering a new move or trick – knowing that all your hard work and effort has paid off and now you can do something that before you saw someone else do and only wished you could.

    Brighton Longboarding Ladies

    And in the end, it's the community of girls and guys which is such an incredibly sociable one … and there is usually cake.

    Related Links: Brighton Longboard Ladies

  • Christmas shop is now open

    Christmas shop is now open

    We're only in October but someone kindly reminded me that its only eight, yes eight Mondays left until Christmas! (A somewhat scary thought agreed). So we've decided to open up our Christmas Shop that little bit earlier to allow you take a little look around and get you prepared for the big day.

    We've categorised the shop into a whole host of sections to make your shopping just that little bit easier. You can make sure your presents are spot on for budding Snowboarders, Surfers and Skateboarders. Click the images to take you to the sections.

    christmas-SURFERChirstmas shop gifts for the skateboarderchristmas-SNOWBOARDERS
    christmas-LADIESchristmas-KIDSchristmas-guys

    You can shop via price groups too!

    Christmas shop Gifts under £10Christmas shop Gifts under £25Christmas Shop Gifts under £50Christmas Shop Gifts under £100

    So take a look, we've got plenty of ideas, any questions drop us an email at office@boardriders.co.uk

    Get shopping this way >>

  • Latest news from Oceansports / Boardridersguide

    The sun appears every now and again and from the office window, no day is every the same but summer is most definitely here with the shop busy with customers getting bits and pieces for upcoming holidays and such like.

    We're heading into the busiest time of the year for us; summer and we've just had Paddle Round the Pier which was such a good weekend mingling with the local like minded surfers / paddleboarders and skaters. We set up camp with Red Paddle Co / Starboard down on Hove Lawns as part of their Tiki tour over the weekend allowing people to test drive the paddleboards and let people know just how good the brand resulting in happy customers!

    Paddle Round the Pier Paddle Round The Pier Tiki Tour

     

    We've also had some new clothing in from Animal, Element, Billabong and others. There is something for everyone so watch the website or pop into Oceansports. A particular favourite is the Animal Lana Jane Knitted Cardi ,it has a bohemian feel about it and would look great with some of the women's bits and pieces we have in.

    Animal Lana Jane Knitted Cardigan Animal Lana Jane Knitted Cardigan

    We are also lucky to have in the Z flex Jimmy Plummer complete skateboards in a range of colours. A few of the staff here have got one and we love them! For £39.99 reduced from £119.99 that there is a bargain. They are ideal for parks or cruising in particular the seafront and after work a few of us have popped down to have a go. We're even running a comp over on our Oceansports Facebook page to win one of these beauties, so if you fancy getting you're hands on one check it out here , the competition ends Monday 13th July so be sure to enter.

    Click the picture for our comp

    There's too much to talk about in one blog so why not pop down to the shop, our friendly staff are on hand to help you with any questions you might have so come say hi.If you're lucky we also have the booth open so why not treat yourself to an ice cream!

     

  • Starboard Tiki Tour - at Paddle Round the Pier

    Starboard Tiki Tour - at Paddle Round the Pier

    Brighton’s Paddle Round the Pier is this weekend and we have a big Stand in the Paddle village with Paddleboardings elite brands Starboard and Red Paddle Company.

    Starboard Tiki Tour at Paddle Round the Pier

    Come and see us on the stand and check out the latest SUP Boards and Paddles – This year Starboard are bringing a demo fleet of Astro inflatable boards for you test and we will also have some amazing event deals too - so you won’t want to miss this… get involved and on the water this weekend at Paddle Round the Pier; Europe’s largest Free Beach Festival.. For more info check out : http://www.paddleroundthepier.com/

    To give you a bit of a heads up if you haven’t heard of the festival, a small group of surfers got together back in the day to bring together and evolve what is known now as the world’s largest free charity beach festival with a whopping 50,000+ visitors on average a year. Over the two days be it on land or in the water (4th & 5th July) there is something for everyone to see and do. The event supports some fantastic charities so come and get involved.

     

     

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