To build a skateboard that rides like a surfboard, you need to start by looking at a surfboard. Surfboards have a simple design: a flat plane with fins in the rear. This simple design allows a rider to rotate their upper body, pivoting off of the fins to perform turns, while the free unlimited motion of the front allows the rider to slide the board left to right to pump for speed, this concept inspired the brand Surfskate.
Surfskate Industries built their longboard around this style of movement. The rear truck acts as a pivot point allowing a rider to use their upper body to pull the board into turns, while the 360* rotating front truck allows the rider to face the board in any chosen direction and pump for speed.
The Original Surfskate Skateboards
No waves? Our SurfSkate system will improve your surfing before the next swell hits. Our patented Free motion SwellTech trucks allow you to carve like no other skateboard out there.
SwellTech Trucks Explained
What makes the Swelltech Surfskate the best surf trainer/simulator around?
Full Free Motion trucks! Think about your surfboard, the front of the board has zero resistance on it and it can move in any direction you want it to, Swelltech trucks replicate this feeling where other surfskates can’t as they are restricted in their range of movement. We achieve this by the trucks rotating 360 degrees on the horizontal axis and 60 degrees on the vertical axis. The combination of the rear truck acting like your fins and the full free motion truck at the front, there is no closer feeling to surfing on land!