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Welcome to Boardriders.co.uk - the official website of Ocean Sports Board Riders Surf Shop, the legendary surfing, wetsuit, paddleboard, snowboard and skateboard store on the UK South Coast in Hove, East Sussex (near Brighton). If you're looking for wetsuits, surfboards, paddle boards, snowboards or skateboards from guys who know what they're talking about then come and see us. We have the largest stock of Paddle boards in Brighton!
Keep up to date with what is happening at our store, whether it be our latest arrivals from some of the biggest brands across the surf and snow scene, staff picks, or the current deals and we are offering you over the festive season.
For more information on our products, you can visit our online store Boardridersguide.com or come in to the store so you can quiz the guys on the products you want to find out about.
Surf, Snow & Skate Store
If you haven't already got one of our famous car stickers, ask for one next time you make a purchase at Ocean Sports Board Riders. Stick it in your vehicle window and you're set!
Our Sticker Spotter will be out and about and at some point during the month will note down the number plate of a vehicle with an Ocean Sports Board Riders sticker in the window.
We'll then display the chosen number plate in our shop window, so make sure you check each time you visit. If it matches your car, come up to the cash desk and let us know, cause YOU'VE WON!
Sea swimming is a Brighton tradition and due to its popularity, more and more people are inclined to swim in the sea for the majority of the year and not just on those nicer days and the holidays.
We are getting asked a lot for Sea Swimming or Open Water wetsuits, and depending on what you want from your swimming experience in terms of equipment, this is where we come in.
Are you after the ultimate experience of swimming when our local sea temperature drops as low as 5°C (41°F) at the coldest time of the year? You may be looking for a little more protection in the form of a wetsuit and wetsuit accessories? Or, all you are looking for is a swim suit, swimming cap and goggles?
We have been selling wetsuits in our Brighton store and online for over 25 years. We pride ourselves in offering a wide selection and
have friendly, knowable staff on hand to
make sure you buy the right wetsuit for you!
If you need any advice then pop down to quiz our guys in he shop or drop us a call and we can answer any questions you may have.
We are excited to announce the arrival of SUPERbrand, their forward thinking progressive designs are changing the way you surf and what you can surf. The SUPERbrand Shapers Collective produces boards to change the mould of the surfboard industry with skate-influenced aesthetics and full-board graphics.
We now have in the Pig Dog, Fling and Unit in stock. These boards cover all bases. There is a travellers board designed for those power wave hunters, a small wave machine and also a speed demon inspired by the old school keel fin boards of the 70s.
CHECK THEM OUT!
We are stoked to have this quality complete skateboard from one of the most famous names in skateboarding, Z Flex. These boards are great for cruising and commuting as they have great smooth wheels and a compact size. It's the classic 70's skateboard shape but a little wider than a Penny skateboard so it will feel more stable, but with a mellow kick-tail this
board will be at home rolling around a skate park too. Due to its size, soft bushings and wheels these Z Flex skateboards would be also great for the first time skater at a bargain price. This retro skateboard is high spec too, fitted with Z flex brand wheels and trucks - even Abec 7 Bearings make this the deal of the year don't miss out once they're gone they're gone..!
The world’s most prestigious mountain film festival is coming to Brighton with a brand new selection of extraordinary short films from the world’s leading adventure film makers.
Through the big screen follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports, be transported to the world’s last great wild places and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe
Last week we have the arrival of the riders choice boards from Superbrand. We had Max Spicer pop in to get his hands on the Mad Cat just in time for him to try and get his head down to some exam revision, probably not the best time. Then in came salty sea dog Cliff Cox to pick up his Toy, with the freedom of no school exams he promised will be straight out in the water.
It didn’t take much browsing through the catalogue for Cliff
to come back and start his quiver with the addition of the 5’4’’ Fling in store.
Keep an eye out for what they come back with; we are all excited to see what these boys think of Superbrand.
Just when you thought its time to pack up your snowboarding kit, with all the snow clearing the peaks of Europe, there’s always one annual trip that must be attended, the ‘Spring Break’ UK snowboard test is the last call for those final laps in the sun!
Held just an hour’s drive from Innsbruck within the Tirol valley resort of Kaunertal / Austria, lies the Kaunertal glacier awaiting the arrival of 300 folks from the UK.
Here industry riders, brands, shops staff and regular snowboarders
gather to test and ride all of next season’s kit from boards, boots, and
bindings as well as a whole heap of cool kit.
Now in its tenth year the ‘Spring Break’ is as memorable as ever, friends
are made, good times are shared as the UK snowboard community
bands together for 7 days of spring fun shredding!
With an unexpected dumping of snow, just three days to cram it all in plus
conditions improving by the day, Mark got to check out brands such as
Anon, Burton, Capita, GNU, Lib Tech, Salomon and Union for the 2016/2017 season.
Head over to our blog>> to get a full insight of his trip and a sneak peak of some of the testing.
Now we have summer finally on our doorstep, it means those flat days are also arriving. With a topped up range of hard paddle boards in store to cover those of you keen on a glassy flat day cruise or something a little more agile so you can have some fun on the fair weather ripples than roll in along our beaches.
The board we have got the most stoked about is a quirky thing, 'The Hypernut', with those cut our rails and it's mono-cocave tail and a quad fin set-up. This board is fast and reactive yet stable because it sill has 31.5'' width and heaps of volume.
Below is a few words from a Starboard team rider who has fallen for the innovation range Hypernut:
I’m a believer though I shouldn’t be. It took me a long time to convince myself to try the Hypernut, to be honest the progressive shape put me off. Well, then I tried it and I am amazed at the stability of such a little board. Even walking down to the water in the 2 foot onshore slop I was convinced the board wouldn’t float me, how wrong I was ! The stability is easily comparable to the 8’5 PRO. That’s right a 7’4 as stable as a 8’5 ! The
next thing I was in doubt of was the big quad setup, no way was that going to be loose and maneuverable; wrong again. I would say the 7’4 Hypernut is easily looser than even my 8’0 PRO, the channel running into
the tail creates great lift and a great edge for cutting into the face, effectively creating sharp pivot points. So what you have is a looser and yet more stable board for a given size, what’s not good about that ?
I’m surprised, though I shouldn’t be, that everyone isn’t on this board, but I guess old habits die hard and most people just can’t get their heads around the innovative shape, but once they try it I’m sure
they’ll be amazed. - Andrew Pieterse
Now if you have the storage and after something a little flashy, come and check out of range in store now and get yourself kitted out for the summer ahead. For Paddle boards Brighton Sussex look now further!