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September 04, 2015

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Hamboards On Mars

Often times we find ourselves asking probing questions like,

Why does my face hurt?
Does this make me look fat?
Is it possible that I could be an aardvark in disguise?

Anders Hamborg answers all these questions and more as we dig deeper into what it means to be someone who will one day ride Hamboards on Mars. 

Classic Boards and Cars

It's not everyday you get to flash back 50 years. The Hamborg crew got to experience just such a time warp riding our classic longboards around and thru the Huntington Beach Classic Car Show, and it felt like the boards we were riding belonged right there. Hamboards may not have 50 years of existence under its belt but we somehow are throwbacks to that same era. All our boards have a unique blend of modern performance with a retro look and feel, made for classic surf-style skateboard riding. 

Almost Something

Just a normal day of wave sliding and pavement riding with the Hamboard crew, using the longboards that make the transition between skate and surf seamless. 

 

This is What We Do.

George Williams staying loose, limber and dialing in his turns on the Fish in between contest heats. George has been riding Hamboards for ages and his pops, Chris Williams, uses Hamboards for his Laguna Beach based surf team, Soul Surf, to fine tune his pupils surfing.  

 

Bundled Up and Barefoot

Looking back I definitely would have worn some shoes (and a helmet) for the whole Lombard street thing. Those bricks were sharp. At this time in my life I had only made it up to The City maybe once before. So while everyone was staring at a giant surfboard on wheels, I was taking in the beauty of the place and trying not to kill myself going around blind corners. It's time to get back up here. I'm pretty sure they have repaved that whole area around Fort Point. 

-Gus Hamborg

music:
Lost in the Light // Bahamas
Wake Up // Arcade Fire

 

 

Bridge Ditching... It's a new thing.

Strange things happen when you are landlocked. When deprived of oceans and waves sometimes we can resort to extreme measures. I found myself in one such situation while attending a school up in Northern California. Turns out the Sacramento River is pretty cold. -Gus Hamborg

 

Concrete Wave Sequence

Landsurfing.
Gus Hamborg brought his Bamboo Fish into the Santa Ana Riverbed and shredded an endless wave. 

Hilliary, Marta and their Huntington Hops

A beach parking lot playground in Huntington Beach made up the setting for two new friends & their last Hamboard ride together. One, a California native, & the other, a Barcelona beauty. Salty, sweet & separated by the sea. You can’t spell "unintentional armpit smell" without "stylish cross step" (give or take a couple letters). 

Hamboards - Bringing dream teams together since 1997.

Hamboard Number 0009

Hamboard Number 0009 showed up at the shop a few days ago. It was the first board we ever sold and is over 12 years old. We didn't even have a logo back then so Dad had a friend paint a little one-off-er on it. After all these years it has held up like a champ and we all took it for a ride to see how it held up. We are beginning to realize we can't guarantee that you will last longer than your Hamboard. 

Wave Art

Soul Arch
 on
Retired Beach Parking Sign
48" x 48"
$9,500

 

When Chapman (Hamborg son #3) isn't surfing, hamboarding, or lifeguarding, he's painting. He has spent the last few years studying and teaching in Florence, Italy. Follow his charmed life at and check out more of his work and commission availablility at chapmanhamborg.com.