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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!

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  • Vans 50th Anniversary second drop of goods

    Vans 50th Anniversary second drop of goods!

    To celebrate Vans’ 50th Anniversary, Vans have released the second installment of their anniversary collection. With some of the largest names in Skate and BMX, the Vans Pro Classic collection are the same loved shoes we’ve seen over the years. Vans have just added some of the performance features that we see today!

    Features include supportive Ultracush HD sockliners for that ultimate comfort and Duracap protection in those areas that are prone to wear.

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    The second installment of the collection |

    Vans-50th-Anniversary-second-drop-of-goods Sk8 Hi Pro 83' | Christian Hosoi

    Starting with 1983, the SK8-HI PRO. Christian Hosoi's style, raw power and larger then life persona took skating to a soaring global popularity. The Sk8 Hi Pro's feature the classic checkered design and upgraded cushioning and durability!

    Vans-50th-Anniversary-second-drop-of-goods Vans Era Pro 83'

    Keeping with 1983, the Vans era Pro celebrate Eddie Fiola, one of the first Freestyle BMX legends! Fiola dominated the sport to give it the recognition it has today! Features include Ultracush HD sockliners for additional comfort, Pro vulc constriction for more boardfeel and flex and Duracap underlay to withstand the abuse.

    Vans-50th-Anniversary-second-drop-of-goods Vans Sk8 Hi Pro 86'

    Known as the Iron Man of freestyle BMX, Denis DMC McCoy began competing pro in 1986 and ever since has pioneered the sport! This is the most iconic colourway of the 80's and features the comfort and durability you would expect today.

    Vans-50th-Anniversary-second-drop-of-goods Vans Sk8 Hi Pro 87'

    And finally the Vans Sk8 Hi Pro 87'. From the Santa Cruz team in the 80's to the Black Label in the 90's and Anti Hero today. Jeff Grosso's two tone Sk8 Hi has been modernised with upgraded cushioning and durability and of course re christened as the Sk8 Hi Pro 87'.

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  • Z Flex Jimmy Plumer Complete Skateboards are Back

    Jimmy Plumer was part of the legendary Z Flex Skateboard Team and the Z Flex Jimmy Plumer Complete Skateboards are back. This is a modern day version of Jimmy's original 1970's Pro Model .The deck features custom Die Cut Z Flex grip tape and comes complete with Z Flex Trucks and Z Smooth Wheels, an ideal board for cruising but will hold it's own around a skatepark too.

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    We are stoked to have this deal - a quality complete skateboard from one of the most famous names in skateboarding - Z Flex for just £39.99! These boards are great for cruising and commuting as they have great smooth wheels and a compact size. It's the classic 70's skateboard shape but a little wider than say a Penny skateboard so it will feel more stable, with a mellow kick-tail this board will be at home rolling around a skate park too. Due to its size, soft bushings and wheels these Z Flex skateboards would be ideal for the first time skater wanting a quality skateboard at a bargain price.  This is not just a cool retro skateboard it's high spec too - fitted with Z flex Brand wheels and Trucks - even Abec 7 Bearings make this the deal of the year don't miss out once they're gone they're gone..!

    We have a variety of colours available too! So whatever your mood or style there is a colour to suit!

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    You can even check out our review by our very own Chas below:

    So be sure to grab one before they're gone!

    Related Links: Z Flex SkateboardsSkateboardsProtection and HelmetsNew in Skate

  • Re-introducing Cliché

     

     

    Launched by Jeremie Daclin back in 1997 Cliché is coming up 18 this summer. The brand has come along way and its team of riders growing from all around the world!
    Why is this relevant you may ask, because with age comes experience and rightly so.

     

     

    Cliché skate decks just in!You may or may not have seen these skateboard decks appear on our Instagram last week, they're fresh in the shop and plenty of sizes to choose from 8 up to 8.5! Made from the good stuff, they are ideal for street or park or even just to have displayed on your wall!

    Skateboard wall artCheck out the full Cliché range here including pro models from Winter, Espinoza, Eldridge and Guttenburg...

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    Relevant links
    Skateboard decks  • Skateboards • ClichéProtection and helmetsWheels • Trucks

     

  • Xtuff is the hard stuff - Vans

    Xtuff range from Vans - Xtuff is the hard stuff - Vans

    Tired of replacing shoes sooner than you’d like? Vans have created a range which is durable and sturdy known as the ‘Xtuff range’

    So how does it work? Instead of your normal canvas or leather, both the canvas and leather has been reinforced with a resistant coated material to protect the upper and enable them to last a lot longer.

    Check out our range below:

     

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    vans-xtuff-authentic-Xtuff-is-the-hard-stuff-Vans Vans Authentic (Xtuff) Shoes

    Ideal for skating, school or general day to day wear!

  • Paddle is Upon Us!

    Paddle Is Upon Us!

    The legendary Paddle Round The Pier (PRTP) festival is just over a week away, the weekends antics will see thousands descend on Hove Lawns for the world’s biggest , all for charity FREE beach and watersports festival.

    If you don’t know about PRTP, summer of 1996 a small group of surfers decided to bring together the surfing community in a social seafront event which would raise money for charity at the same time. From the 50 people who attended the first “Paddle”, the event has evolved in to what is now regarded as the world’s largest free charity beach festival, with approximate visitor numbers of 50,000+ people!

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    This huge festival in 2014 will boast, amongst other things:

    • The Main Music Stage,
    • Skate & BMX Ramps,
    • Ukulele Stage,
    • Kids Stage,
    • Parkour,
    • Surf Life Saving Competitions,
    • SUP Races, and
    • The Title Event “Paddle Round The Pier”.

    Ocean Sports will be there sharing a stand with Starboard SUP and Red Paddle Company the World’s leading Inflatable Paddle Board Brand, also on stand will be Jock and Ruby from Tribal Wave Sup and Kate and Jamie from What Sup Shoreham,so if you still haven’t been on an paddle board come by and say hi and see what the world’s fastest growing water sport is all about…!

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    Don’t miss the Skate action too – The 8ft Midi ramp is back this year – This has been totally funded by Paddle Organisers as all your favourite skate brands said no to supporting it so please chuck a £1 in the collection bucket when you see one - don’t miss the Shoreham Vs Level Army Skate Jam at 2pm on Saturday – when the area’sbest locals will go head to head on the Mini ramp.

    We are also sponsoring the Legendary Turn and Burn Slalom Skateboard Competition on the sea front so if you think you have been fast on a skateboard think again when you see these guys race from 11am on both days.

    Why not take part in the Pier to Pier Race. If you think you’re the fastest at paddling?!  Challenge your friends and you could WIN A SURF TRIP TO MOROCCO!

    On Saturday 5th July 2014, surfers will paddle their longboards between the vintage piers in Brighton in a charity race to be crowned 2014 Pier to Pier champion!

    What better way to settle the argument about who is the strongest at paddling than to race for charity and race for prizes?!

    Or maybe you just want to test yourself against some competition?

    Or perhaps you want to have fun and paddle between these two iconic landmarks, whilst raising money for some worthwhile causes?

    Grab your longboard, paddle hard and you could win:

    First Prize: A SURF TRIP IN MOROCCO!

    surf-berbere First Prize | Win A Surf Trip in Morocco

    Second Prize: O’Neill Gooru 3/2 Wetsuit

    Third Prize: £50 Cash Prize

    The charity race is run as part of the world’s largest free beach festival “Paddle Round The Pier”, which returns to Brighton on 5th and 6th July 2014.

    For more info log onto: www.paddleroundthepier.com.

    For the Pier2Pier race all competitors must pre-register by contacting pier2pier@paddleroundthepier.com before June 27th 2014.

  • Welcome Skateboard Decks- Bring the fun back

    Welcome | Skate decks

    The team at Welcome believe the idea that skating is being taken way too seriously and with this in mind they believe their quirky hand designed graphics and shaped deck take it down a notch to bring back the fun element.

    With unique shapes and sizes to cater for everyone's needs, we have fresh in some of these truly awesome creations to feast your eyes upon below.

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    Ranging from 8.6" to 9.5" and shapes with names such as the Necromancer and the Squid Beak, these are some simply extraordinary decks.

    So what do we have your asking... well,

    So now that you've seen these crazy yet awesome designs, be sure to grab yours before they go!

     

     

     

     

     

  • Old Skool Skate World Cup Decks

    Old Skool "Hair Cup" World Cup Skate Decks By Cliché

    Whether you love it or hate it, the World Cup is on its way and this time next week the madness begins.

    So to get in the spirit Cliché have issued some limited edition ‘Hair Cup’ decks designed by the one and only Mark McKee, featuring Cliché riders Epinoza, Collet and Brezinski as old skool football cards with some crazy hair styles and stunning football tops.

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    Joey Brezinski 7.75"

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    Daniel Espinoza 7.9"

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    Charles Collet 8"

    These decks are made from 7 ply Maple and can be great to simply have as wall art or get in there and skate.

    So grab your Old Skool Skate World Cup Decks before they go!

  • Decent Hardware - the best skateboard bag we've seen!

    After months of waiting we've finally taken delivery of more Decent Hardware Park Bags! This is literally the best skatebag we've seen - ideal if you have more than one board as you can cruise to the park on your street board, with your park board plus up to two more boards!

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    Pads, refreshments, tools etc safely stashed for a day at the park. Not only is it easy and comfortable to carry in your hand or on your back; it's functional. The Decent Hardware bag is fully padded and built to last so also ideal for travelling on those skate adventures.

    The Decent Hardware Skatebag is available to buy online from BoardridersGuide.com or in store at Ocean Sports Board Riders, Hove

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