Surfing Recreates You
Explore Your Greatest Self
As a boy, I was led to the surfboard by my father - Doc” Paskowitz”. He would say, “Abe, this is where you’ll discover your TRUE SELF.
He was right. I found life’s deepest truths unfolding on the surfboard.
“There was a relationship there. A Thirst.”
Flat days and landlocked van trips were unbearable. I just NEEDED some waves, a zen high and a “spiritual” buzz.
Skateboards provided a much-needed relief on the dull days.
Sidewalk Surfing was Born Crude
Skateboarding was born out of the urge to surf the sidewalks. But for a long time, it fell short.
“The trucks always seemed too tight, and the boards were way too narrow and short.
Longboard skateboards evolved, but still had the same limitations, too narrow and too tight.”
Someone’s Always Making Waves in this World
Decades later. I presented for the first time, an independent genre - ‘Surf-Skating.
The idea was an instant phenomenon.
But the application came with limitations.
Something was missing …. Engaging the rail.
Hamboards. Surf-Skate Revelation.
AND THE FIRST SURF-SKATEBOARD PROTOTYPE IS BORN... ONE THAT ACTUALLY SIMULATES WAVE SURFING.
For the first time ever, the world had a long skateboard that actually cruised rail-to-rail like a surfboard. We had been dreaming of that our whole lives but had no idea that Pete had it, right up the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington.
From Garage Shop to SHARK TANK
There was a business.
What happened next was beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.
Nobody was ready for what happened next. Needless to say, the brand awareness overwhelmed the garages ability to deliver. It was just too much pressure, and everyone burned-out. Somehow Donnie kept it alive, but it was still kind of like he was raising his hippy surfer cousins "love child". He sought help from lots of places and eventually found his way to me.
The Hamboards Re-Launch
When Donnie reached out to me for marketing ideas, I knew the brand, but had never actually stepped on a Hamboard. The very first time I rode a Hammy, I instantly saw a game-changer.
It was the first time I got a floater on asphalt.
Re-introducing Hamboards - The Quintessential Sidewalk Surfskate Board
Other Surfskates offer serpentine moves for pumping.
carves ,with rail-to-rail engagement, so that you can truly, trim and turn on a dime.
NASA Engineer designed trucks for the ultimate carve and thrash.
Only Hamboards specializes in Longboard Surfskate, Shortboard Surfskate and
SUPskate Land Paddling disciplines of riding.
Coming soon, we have some rad all-new Shortboard Surfskates
in production slated for Summer 2020.
Hamboards remains grateful to Peter Hamborg, his family, and the waves of enthusiasts who spent a decade giving birth to Hamboards version of Longboard Surf Skating.