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.

Check out some skater profiles like Wee Man, Bam Margera, Danny Way, Andrew Reynolds, Eric Koston, Riley Hawk and Geoff Rowley. We try our hardest to make these entertaining reads. If not, let us know and we'll revise em for ya.

Bam Margera

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Bam Margera is one of those skaters you either love or hate. How did Bam Margera rise to such popularity? Well I guess it all started when Bam met Mike Maldonado in Pennsylvania. Mike met Bam Margera at a skatepark and got Bam Margera to start skating street. As time went on, Bam Margera got sponsored. In a wise move, Bam Margera decided to quit school and move to California to pursue skateboarding (even though this is rarely a wise move). This was probably during the mid 1990s.
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Bootleg 3000

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This is from that weird era when there were two companies: Baker and Bootleg. They had the same font in their logos. Both teams kind of had the same demeanor. It was almost like Girl and Chocolate – but it wasn’t. They were two completely different companies ran out of two different distributions.

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