Rick Howard help start Girl Skateboards somewhere around 1993. According to World Industries owner, Steve Rocco, Howard stole a bunch of riders from World to start Girl. In retaliation, Steve’s brother Sal started Bitch Skateboards – which didn’t seem to last too long (but might still be big in Japan). Continue reading
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 Noran, Eric Ricks and Ryan Fitch.
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Brian Anderson is like Robert Horry. He has the honor of serving on two great teams of our time, the Toy Machine legacy of the 1990s and the new Girl dynasty.