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Everything You Need to
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Welcome to Surfskate Love!

 

I’m Steve Palmer, the founder of Surfskate Love. I fell in love with surfskating on the Carver Tyler 777 in October of 2020.

After experiencing how hard it was to choose my surfskate and learn how to surfskate, I wanted to help other beginners like me.

So I started this website and my YouTube channel to make surfskating more accessible for beginners and to grow the sport.

Welcome to Surfskate Love, where you’ll find everything you need to know to fall in love with surfskating.

Recent Blog Articles

Waterborne Gemini Carbon Surfskate Review

Waterborne Gemini Carbon Surfskate Review

The Waterborne Gemini surfskate is one of the most unique surfskates on the market. It's made entirely of carbon, 39" long, and has tons of flex. In this review, I'll break down the Waterborne Gemini for you and explain why I like it.Watch My Waterborne Gemini Carbon...

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How to Build a Crazy Longboard Surfskate (50” or Longer)

How to Build a Crazy Longboard Surfskate (50” or Longer)

If you've never ridden an longboard surfskate over 50" long, you're in for a treat. I got into longboard surfskates when a friend showed me his old 57" Envy Classic longboard. I threw a Waterborne surf adapter on it and I immediately fell in love. I got so hooked that...

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Abian Surfskates Review: Smoothstar Feel with Legacy Decks

Abian Surfskates Review: Smoothstar Feel with Legacy Decks

Abian surfskates are headquartered in the Basque country of Spain, actually just a few kilometers from YOW headquarters. The owners, Xaxio and Arri, remind me a lot of Draho and Eva at Soulboardiy. Xaxio is a master craftsman and they put a lot of love into all of...

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Surfskate Bowl Riding Tutorial: Mastering Frontside Turns

Surfskate Bowl Riding Tutorial: Mastering Frontside Turns

In surfing terms, a backside turn means your back is to the wave as you make the turn. A frontside turn means your chest is facing the wave as you make the turn. And as I’ve been learning surfskate bowl riding, I’ve had a much harder time with frontside turns than...

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Four Tips for Tighter Surfskate Carving

Four Tips for Tighter Surfskate Carving

The tighter you can carve on your surfskate the more fun you're going to have. So in this tutorial, I'll give you four quick tips for getting tighter carves on your surfskate.Watch My Surfskate Carving Tutorial on YouTubeTip #1: Start with the Proper Foot Placement...

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How to Build a Custom Surfskate: A Comprehensive Guide

How to Build a Custom Surfskate: A Comprehensive Guide

Building your own custom surfskate is a big part of the fun of surfskating. In this guide, you'll learn everything you need to know to create any type of custom surfskate. You'll also learn how to optimize the performance of your custom surfskate with upgrades. To...

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Surfskate Love Wheels Now Available in Sweden at Icewaves

Surfskate Love Wheels Now Available in Sweden at Icewaves

I’m thrilled to announce my newest wheel distributor, Icewaves in Stockholm, Sweden. So if you’re a surfskater in Sweden, you can now try Surfskate Love wheels without paying customs fees! Icewaves was founded by Tom Söderlund, a passionate surfskater in Sweden. Tom's...

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Should You Choose the Carver C5, C7, or CX?

Should You Choose the Carver C5, C7, or CX?

So you’re trying to choose your first Carver surfskate and you want to know if you should choose choose the C5, CX, or C7 surfskate truck. Whether you're a surfer a non-surfer, in this guide I’ll give you as much information as possible to help you decide. For more...

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Abian Surfskates Review: Smoothstar Feel with Legacy Decks

Learn Proper Surfskate Pumping Form on a Wave Bank

Watch My Surfskate Pumping Tutorial on YouTubeIf you’re a non-surfer like me, it can be hard to learn proper surfskate pumping form. We haven’t been in the water, so we don’t know what it’s supposed to feel like. One thing that makes it hard is that, when we're...

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