El Skate Shop - The Wildest Skateboard Shop in the West

El Skate Shop began in 2002 as online shop AND brick and mortar shop in Huntington Beach, CA. At 177 square feet we were fairly certain we owned the title of "Smallest Skate Shop in The World".

We also went by the slogan of "The Almost Non-Profit Skate Shop" where we priced our inventory very low in order to make easier for people to keep skating. You could buy blank decks from $16 to $20. Grip was $3.

As of 2021, elskateshop.com is mostly an archival site. However, we still do sell grip tape, wax and hardware and may one day get back into the business of selling skate goods.

Past team riders included Dallas Rockvam, Aaron Babila, Chris Treiber, Chris Hernandez, Mike Davidson, Matt Bublitz, Amber Moffatt, Darrell Norman, Eric Ricks and Ryan Fitch.

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Chad Muska

In the 1990s Chad Muska was the skateboarder handed down by God to the skateboarding world. Every kid went nuts for Chad. And rightfully so. In the early 1990s skateboarding was mostly slow, flat ground flip tricks. Very few people went big. It wasn’t until Jamie Thomas and Chad Muska came around made “Going Big” become popular. There were some people like Kris Markovich and Putt Duffy that were going big way back but for some reason it just didn’t have the same impression that Chad Muska and Jamie Thomas left behind. Continue reading

Attention Skate Shop: Advertise on Elskateshop.com

We’re thrilled to announce that our skate shop directory is about to launch. This presents skate shop and apparel store owners a great channel for targeted advertising. Just find your city or metro and apply to have a sponsored listing and unique profile. Additionally, we’ll keep your shop profile in our social media queue and promote it for years to come. We offer affordable rates and hyper local targeting, because we love local shops! Continue reading