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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Sean Malto

From local shops to elite sponsors, Sean Malto’s discipline has led to his successful skate career.

Malto picked up his first board at age 10 in his hometown of Lansing, Kansas. From an early age, he was supported by the Escapist Skate Shop in Kansas City, support that he still gets today. Continue reading

Jamie Foy

Big Boy Foy might not look like it, but he’s got the finesse of a figure skater when he’s on a board.

Starting his path to pro at age 4, Jamie entered a contest in his hometown of Deerfield Breach, Florida. He ended up getting a year’s supply of pizza for being the youngest contestant. Continue reading