Surfskate Wheels 70mm 78a

(13 customer reviews)


For riders who like to ride their surfskate over long distances and rough surfaces, like to go fast, and favor grip over slide.

  • Formula: Flothane
  • Diameter: 70 millimeters
  • Durometer: 78a
  • Width: 52 millimeters
  • Contact Patch: 48 millimeters
  • Core Position: Offset
  • Lip Profile: Radiused

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The foundation of these wheels is the extremely high-quality, high-rebound, and durable flothane™ urethane formula. Flothane™ is grippy and fast and feels buttery smooth for the flow of surfskating.

The specifications were designed for surfskating. Compared to 65mm wheels, 70mm surfskate wheels give you a high top speed, feel smoother on rough surfaces, and are better for riding longer distances. The 52mm width and 48mm contact patch are slightly narrower than Orangatang 4Presidents. This makes them slightly easier and more nimble to pump and carve.

The offset core position gives you the perfect combination of grip and release for confidence through advanced maneuvers.

Both the outside and inside wheel edges have an angled radius. This makes slides easier, smoother, and more predictable. It also makes them less prone to chunking than square-edged wheels, and makes them last longer.

They come in two durometers: 78a and 81a. Use the softer 78a to get more grip and a more plush feel on rough surfaces. Use the harder 81a to get more slide and faster speeds on smooth surfaces.



  • Formula: Flothane™
  • Diameter: 70 millimeters
  • Durometer: 78a
  • Width: 52 millimeters
  • Contact Patch: 48 millimeters
  • Core Position: Offset
  • Lip Profile: Radiused

10-Day Buy-Back Guarantee Terms & Conditions:

Try out your wheels for 10 days. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, contact us and ship them back to us (at your cost) within 10 days of the date of delivery. Once we have received your wheels (all four in a complete set), we will refund your original payment.

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Additional information

Weight 0.694 kg
Dimensions 15.24 × 15.24 × 5.08 cm

13 reviews for Surfskate Wheels 70mm 78a

  1. Tony Bliss

    Absolutely blown away by the quality and performance of these wheels.
    I’m usually a massive Orangatang fan with the 70mm 78a 4Presidents being a favourite on my rough road cruising set up. The bar is set very high indeed.
    These wheels not only equalled the O’tangs they actually surpassed them.
    They are so plush over rough ground. Nimble, lively and excellent rebound from my pumps and carves. Very fast and smooth too.
    I think I’ve found my surfskate wheel of choice. These will be very hard to top.
    Excellent stuff and I look forward to more products in the future.

  2. Scott S. (verified owner)

    I have been riding the new wheels for a few weeks now. I’m very excited to say that the 78a 70mm Surfskate Love wheels are fantastic. They have incredible grip. I’ve had them on several different surfaces and they are great on smooth surfaces but put them on ruff surfaces and they really exceed any expectations.
    5 stars is my vote. Thanks for making some great products.

  3. Tucker

    These wheels have incredible rebound when coming out of a deep carve in any surface texture. I’ve shredded them in ditches, parks, streets and on my hardwood living room floor. These wheels never let me down. This brings such joy to my soul thus improving the quality of life for my family and I. I love this urethane formula.

  4. Danny Pabon (verified owner)

    Finally!!! An actual Surfskate wheel!! Not a longboard wheel for surfskating. Not a skateboard cruiser wheel for surfskating. These are actual surfskating wheels. I replaced my Orangatang 4Pres for these. What do I look for in a wheel? Nimbleness, Grip, and Roll Speed. These 70mm felt like 65mm when it comes to playfulness and rebound. The grip is by far the best I’ve experienced. I am able to pump and lean as hard as I want with confidence. As far as durability? I waited 3 weeks to see which ones last longer. The surfskate wheels beat the Orangatang 4pres and the Seismic Defcon Hotspots. I rode these wheels every day, for the same amount of time on all the different types of surfaces I rode the Orangatangs and Seismics. Surfskate Wheels are still in brand new condition while the Orangatangs and Seismics already chunked. Great job guys!! I am very active on social media and you will never see any other wheels on my Surfskate other than these. Thank you!! Already placed my second order of 65mm 78a, and 70mm 78a before they go on backorder. If you are an experienced surfskater or a beginner, I highly recommend you try these if you want to really surfskate!!

    Current set-ups with Surfskate Love Wheels:

    Soulboardiy CX truck 70mm 78a
    Carver C7 65mm 78a

  5. Glenn

    The wheels fits any style of surfskating. Awesome job, Steve and Gavin! More power to the Surfskate love empire!

  6. David

    Super quality wheels and my new favorite to ride and pair up with my pukas and cruiser boards I can slide and carve smoothly. Would highly recommend! I like these wheels more than the ones my on yow set up or the roundhouse carver came with.

  7. Mark Flaherty

    Wasn’t sure what to expect but I have been totally blown away! – from the moment I stood on the board these felt faster. Speed for me is a big thing! they offer grip where you want it with great rebound, yet allow me to slide too. These are the first wheels I dont feel like im sacrificing any area of performance!

    Current set up is swelltech banzai

  8. Brett (verified owner)

    I got these to replace carver 69mm concave smoke roundhouse wheels. They are definitely better quality than the carver wheels. The core is very precise and the zealous bearings I put in fit better than any other core I’ve ever had. They slid in uniformly and perfectly in all 4 wheels with just the right tension. The cores are set perfectly in the wheels with zero wobble. The urethane is fabulous. It rides smooth and fast and makes for efficient pumping. Not to mention the color goes perfect with my Supersurfer CX! These are definitely what your looking for!

  9. Mike (verified owner)

    If you are someone who likes long distance rides or even short neighborhood cruises, these are the perfect surfskating wheels for you! The rebound these things create from each pump is insane! Even though they’re a lower durometer and have lots of great grip, these do work quite well for sliding. So far no coning or signs of chunking after 2 weeks of hard riding. Their high quality urethane definitely results in a higher performance feel while surfskating. Keep up the great work SurfskateLove!

  10. Notapol Srichomkwan (verified owner)

    I put these wheels on my Soulboardiy CarbonyX with Meraki S5. And Right away, I can feel the big difference between these Surfskatelove wheels and the wheels I had on before. These wheels are fast, durable, grippy but can slide easily as well and very fun! They are my favorites as of now. You definitely will not be disappointed for buying these. They are awesome.

    (@StevePalmer How about adding more colors choices for even more fun!)

  11. James

    So impressed with these wheels. Have had them on board for almost a month and not going back to the old Otangs. QUICK. Nimble and grippy. If you need to slide they break free with control. I’ve tried the 81a and the 65mm versions and love them all. This formula is something pretty special. Looking forward to a smaller park wheel!

  12. Brittany

    I saw Steve’s youtube vid so i tried the wheels he developed. I got the 78a 65mm wheels, and im so happy with them!

    Im a beginner surfskater so i like to have more control with pumping. (Im scared of sliding lol). The wheels gave me superior control. They dont skid on their own. I cover more distance with minimal effort. Theyre grippy so i can pump aggressively and theyre really fast compared to 77a love handles!

    Switching from orangatangs to these!

    Definitely a must have for people who love to cruise around, or practice pumping.

  13. Jos Westerhuis (verified owner)

    Replaced the stock Carver Roundhouse wheels as these became a bit wonky after several years of use. Instant satisfaction guaranteed. Fast, smooth and grippy. Highly recommended!

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