Whether you’re looking to replace the trucks on your board, buy a new deck or switch out your wheels, the Tampa Bay area has some great local skate shops that have all the necessities for newbies, pros and everyone in between.
1426 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Clearwater, Fl 33756
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Skateboarder owned and operated, 688 SkateShop has all the supplies you need to carve or grind your way around Tampa. Because it’s connected to a state of the art skatepark, 688 offers a multitude of services including beginner to advanced training, and tons of information about upcoming skateboarding events.
2307 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Ste. F
Tampa, FL 33629
Hours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This ultimate extreme sports store carries everything from skateboarding gear to paintball and Airsoft guns. It carries goodies from top brands and manufacturers, and offers complete repair services for just about anything you can damage. With more than 25 years of experience, Alternative Sports is the place to go for all things extreme.
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Gulf Coast Skate Shop
1576 Main Street
Hours: Sun to Sat – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Gulf Coast Skate Shop is the premier one-stop shop specializing in everything from street to ramp skating, but especially in long boards. Gulf Coast offers a wide range of products, gear, clothing and accessories to keep you skating for years to come. Join Gulf Coast Skate Shop’s community if you are looking for a friend or a team to skate with.
SPoT Skateshop at Skate Park of Tampa
1327 E. 7th Ave.
Ybor City, FL 33605
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
SPoT Skate Shop is located inside the affectionately named “crusty little warehouse,” at the Skate Park of Tampa. The company offers full-service training, advice and all of the products you need to keep your board in pro shape. Newbies looking to learn some new tricks should take advantage of SPoT’s reasonable class rates as well.
39336 U.S. Hwy 19 North
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Hours: Mon to Fri – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Another boarder-owned and operated skate shop, Westside has been pushin’ wood and sole since 1997 when local legend John Montesi opened the shop. From rear to gear, Westside is dedicated to bringing the best in skateboarding to the public. It has two locations, so never fear, The Dango is always near.
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