El Skate Shop - The Wildest Skateboard Shop in the WestEl 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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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
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
Barcelona – a.k.a. – skateboarding paradise, has plenty of shops around town. And the best part is, the skate shop owners of Barcelona are probably the nicest people in the city. So spend time at these shops! Continue reading
Denver is growing like crazy! Which means more and more spots are materializing all over the city. My hunch is this city could be the next Barcelona. Which means it’s a great city for lots of excellent skate shops. See the list below for one near you. Continue reading
Dallas is a big city with some big spots. And any city that has big spots that destroy boards, needs some great shops to resupply skaters. Check out our list below to find some of the best shops in and around the Dallas area. Continue reading
Chicago is a massive city. With its endless sprawl, you can find spots in every direction except east (because of that enormous lake thing). And all great cities have great skate shops. Here are some of Chicago’s finest listed below: Continue reading
Boston is a great city to skate in. Famous for P.J. Ladd and Coliseum skateboard shop and also home to Roger from the Nine Club. Every great skate city needs some equally great skateboard shops. Look at the list below to find one near you or go visit a shop you haven’t been to before! Continue reading