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  • Penny Longboards are here!

    Just in the Penny Longboard!

    Penny have taken their secret plastic formula and created a unique camber and convex deck shape to offer quite the ride! The new development provides a greater strength and control over the deck itself whilst still providing that functionality that we all know from the Penny board series.

    This board is ideal for those that love to cruise and explore be it around town or down hills and offer the smooth ride and stability you need!

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    Longboarding has been around since the 70's so whether you have tried it or not why not give it a go! We have all the above colours available even a quirky Glow in the Dark option...

    Penny themselves offer a range of blogs on how to; Carve hills on a Longboard , Urban Longboard , Beach Longboard and Transit Longboard.

    Relevant Links: LongboardsPenny • Helmets and Protection

     

  • Push The Prom 2015

    International Go Skate Day is on Sunday the 21st June and what a way to get out and celebrate all things skate by taking part in the second ever “Push the Prom” skateboarding event down in Brighton by GirlsSkate UK in association with Lucy Adams and Brighton and Hove Skatepark Association!

    Push the Prom kicks off at 10am down at The Level, it’s totally free and for everyone! There will be some girls only skate lessons with Lucy Adams, followed by the mini ramp jam comp before the push along the Promenade to Hove Lagoon skate park beings!

    We had a quick chat with Lucy to find out why girls should give skating a go.

    “Everyone was a beginner once! When I first tried skateboarding I found it really hard but quite quickly I found I was getting more confident at pushing along and making turns- then I got hooked! Skateboarding doesn't have rules and so you can learn to do whatever you want and whatever makes you feel good. There's loads of support out there if you're a female that wants to get into skating, like the girlskateuk.com site and GirlsSkateUK Facebook. The internet has loads of info with how to guides and the potential to link you with other girls nearby.“

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    There are even drinks afterwards if you’re 18+ at the Big Beach Café by Hove Lagoon.

    It’s definitely worth getting involved and what’s so great about the skate community is everyone is willing to help each other to get over that initial hurdle that you might have. Whether you’re starting out for the very first time or trying to perfect a certain trick, its a nice community to be involved in.

    No equipment, no problem.. Its free equipment hire! and make sure you use the hashtag #pushtheprom2015 to share your footage!

    Take a look at the video from last year and stick the date in your diary!

    Related Links:

    Girls Skate UKGirls Skate UK Facebook Skateboards •  Helmets and Protection

  • 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...

    cliche Paul Hart at Thrasher Mag Bust or Bail in San Francisco

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

     

  • Boardriders enters the art world #SkateArt

    What's this - Ocean Sports Boardriders Store getting into the art world? Not yet guys! We're just displaying these awesome Limited Edition skate art prints by local artist Neil Watkinson.

    Skate Art by Neil Watkinson at Boardriders Store

    Skate Art by Neil Watkinson at Boardriders

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    Old school skater Neil has drawn from iconic pictures from back in the day to produce these three great works. What do you think?

    Pop down to the store to take a look at the "gallery"! We're open 7 days a week :-)

    By BRG Blogger for BoardridersGuide.com
    for further information please contact 01273 412241

  • Congrats to DC's Chris Cole - Street League Skate World Champ!

    Congratulations to DC Pro Skateboarder Chris Cole who won the Street League Skateboarding “Super Crown Championship” last night in Newark, New Jersey becoming the 2013 Street League Skateboarding World Champion. Fellow DC teammates Nyjah Huston and Mikey Taylor came in 2nd and 8th places, respectively.

    DC Chris Cole, 2013 Street League Champion
    Photo: Blair Alley

    From the beginning of the competition at the Prudential Center, the night seemed to belong to Cole. He skated consistently well during the entire contest, working his way into the top spot making tricks such as a kickflip backside noseblunt and frontside bluntslide to kickflip out look easy. His highest scoring trick of the night was a 9.3 for a flawless fakie frontside bluntslide down the hubba.

    DC's Cole, kickflip backside noseblunt
    Photo: Blair Alley

    In true SLS fashion, it all came down to the final seconds with Cole holding on to the lead and taking home the $200,000 Super Crown Championship prize purse. This is the second SLS event of the 2013 season that Cole has won; he also dominated the competition at the SLS event at X Games Munich 2013 back in June

  • Get bidding for The Skatehouse

    Fancy yourself an epic piece of skate memorabilia? Perhaps a copy of Jay-Boy, signed by none other than skateboard legend JAY ADAMS himself! Yeah…we thought so!

    Here at Ocean Sports Board Riders, we like to support the local skate community, so we’ve donated an awesome signed copy of Jay-Boy to the guys down at The Skatehouse to auction off and raise funds for The Skatehouse Skatepark.

    Jay Adams is one of the most influential skateboarders of all time and one of the original members of Z-Boys, the world famous 70’s skateboarding group (along with Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta).  Adams is featured prominently in the award winning documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys and in the 2005 film account of the Z-Boys origins, Lords of Dogtown.

    Jay's stepfather Kent Sherwood was one of the founders of Z-Flex skateboards in 1976, he was also an amateur photographer with skills! Jay-Boy features over 100 pages of classic photographs, rare early moments of Jay, his friends and his lifestyle.

    Jay-Boy was produced in limited run and as you can imagine, a signed copy is pretty damn rare (and special).

     

    The signed copy of Jay-Boy is up for auction on eBay CLICK HERE to view the listing and make a bid (opens in new window). Auction ends at 9pm on 4th August and all proceeds go to The Skatehouse

    Great prize, great cause – get your bid on folks!

    For more information about The Skatehouse or to make a donation, head to www.theskatehouse.co.uk

    For general skate enquiries email info@boardriders.co.uk
    BRG Blogger for BoardridersGuide.com

  • Paddle Round the Pier 2013

    The weather is looking AMAZING for Paddle Round the Pier this weekend - Brighton's largest free beach event! We've been excited for months, but the heatwave in session set's us up for one of the best PRTP's yet!

    Ever caught skateboarders whizzing and weaving between cones? It's rad, so rad we had to get involved. We'll be co-sponsoring this years Turn & Burn Slalom Skateboard Comp, so make sure you come down and check it out. With digital timers and ramp starts, you'll witness some of the UK's fastest slalom skateboarders going head to head through the cones on Hove seafront!

    There's still time to take part too - just sign up by 11:00 on Saturday 6th July on Hove promenade. The Turn & Burn Slalom races will run between 11:00 – 16:30 on both Saturday and Sunday.

    We'll also be on the Starboard SUP and Red Paddle Co stand all weekend. Come and check out the World's best-selling inflatable SUP, or some of the amazing Starboard range. We'll have special offers running over the weekend too. Grab a flyer and get a free paddle with any SUP or free wetsuit boots with any full wetsuit purchased!

    Want to know more about what's going on at Paddle Round the Pier? Here's the link:

    We'll see you down there!

  • Element Warehouse Clearance Deal

    Hot deal alert! We've had a drop of Element mens and boys clothing and it's all at CLEARANCE PRICE with up to 44% discount off RRP! All current season Element too - t-shirts, hoodies, backpacks...

    Little fact for you... Element was founded back in 1992 by Johnny Schillereff as a collaboration, and was called "Underworld Element Skateboards".

    "Our goal was simple, to be the best we could be in the most honest and ethical way possible. We joined together to elevate what we all truly believe in. Today we continue to create the art, direction and message on the constant path to bring progress to skateboarding. We are more than a business; we are a family, all on the same journey for the growth within ourselves, element and all that surrounds us." Element Skateboards.

    The cool, laidback skate style of Element clothing makes it one of the most popular fashion brands we stock.

    Element Skateboards sponsor the likes of Peter Rodney, Bucky Lasek, Bam Margera, Joseph Meacham, Chad Muska and Levi Brown

    Our drop of Element clothing and bags at such a discount price means you can bag cheap Element gear and go for a summer restyle! We've got Element t-shirts, Element hoodies and Element backpacks all at cheap discount prices. Mens and boys discount Element skatewear. Check out the highlights on this page!

     

    Element sale items all available in store at Ocean Sports Board Riders, Hove or to buy online from BoardridersGuide.com

  • 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

  • Miller NAILS the 1st EVER skateboard-to-skateboard gainer backflip!

    Have you seen the footage yet? Skateboarder Adam Miller nails the first ever gainer back flip off a skateboard and onto another sitting at the bottom of six stairs.

    Adam Miller is known for his creative skate tricks… we’re normally game for having a go too, but I think this one is a little out of our league! Don’t try it at home and don't try it down Churchill Square steps kids!

    Check our the photos of Adam Miller’s skateboard-to-skateboard backflip below. Pretty awesome!

    Adam Miller skateboard backflip

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    Adam Miller skateboard backflip

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