Beginning Skateboarders

We recommend three options for anyone who's new to skating!

Option 1:

Complete skateboard with hard wheels (Recommended Use: skate parks and super smooth concrete surfaces) $99.99

Option 2:

Complete skateboard with soft wheels (Recommended Use: skate parks and riding around the neighborhood, in driveways, on streets, and sidewalks) $129.99 **RECOMMENDED**


Option 3:

You don't want to learn tricks, but you want to learn to skate! Follow this infographic to find the best board for you!

Option 4:

You already have a skateboard, but you're not sure if you need a new one, or if you just need to replace a few parts to make it running smoothly again. Take a quick video of the top and bottom of your skateboard and roll all four of the wheels. Text the video to 650-438-0412, and we'll give you a diagnosis-by-text!

Why Ohana Board Shop?

Ohana Board Shop's focus is on educating the beginning board sports enthusiast with our trust and experience in a comfortable and safe space.

Our complete skateboards are the perfect setup for young skateboarders who are new to the sport and at the beginning stages. Each skateboard complete is set up with your Ohana Board Shop deck of choice, trucks, bearings, wheels, grip tape, and hardware. 

For beginners older than age 12, check out these options instead!

What age are these skateboards best for?

All ages! Start your kiddos on regular size boards as early as when they start crawling! The more exposure they have to a board on wheels when they are young, the more comfortable they will be on a skateboard as they get older, and they'll be skating all over town by age four or five! The best part is that they won't think twice about hopping on a board as they get older. We have four children, and all of them were standing and balancing on a moving board without support before they could walk. Regular size boards are also great for younger children because they can grow into this size board and will not need to adjust to a bigger board later on. 

What's the difference between the $99.99 skateboard and the $129.99 skateboard?

Either of these combinations for our beginner setup will be ideal for your beginning skateboarder! The only difference between the two price levels is the wheels.

The $99.99 skateboard includes hard wheels, which are ideal for skateboarding on smooth surfaces such as skate parks. Hard wheels on rough surfaces results in a bumpier ride, but this complete satisfies a great price point that gets you high quality components at a great price. Most low end and low price point skateboards have trucks that don't turn, bearings inside of the wheels that don't roll, and wheels that don't grip.

But since most beginning skateboarders start out by learning in their driveway, on the sidewalk, blacktops, and skating in the street with their friends, the wheels offered on the $129.99 skateboard are an upgrade in wheel durometer, which is the softness of the wheel. We use wheels that are the size for a standard "popsicle" shaped board, but the durometer or softness of a wheel that is used on a longboard, so the rider gets a nice, smooth, comfy ride without the bumpy ride that comes with hard wheels on rough surfaces.

If your skater has already been riding for a while and is ready for some different wheels, a new deck, faster bearings, or any other upgrades, contact us at the shop for all the additional options available to you.

Where can my new skater meet other beginning skateboarders?

Every month, Ohana Board Shop hosts a private skateboarding session at the Campbell Skate Park for beginners to skateboard in a smooth, open area with other beginners. No scooters, rip sticks, bikes, etc. are allowed during our private reservations. Only skateboarders!

How do you get invited to this unique experience? Purchase a complete skateboard from our shop or online, and we will send you an invitation to our private group where you'll receive the latest updates and information.

One more way we strive to give back to the community!

Why buy a board from Ohana Board Shop?

We have FIVE STARS on Yelp, offer superior customer service, and we have tested and tried everything that we sell. We are confident that your new skater will be stoked on his or her new ride! 

We've spent over 13 years doing the research on the best quality products for the lowest price, so you don't have to! Everything we carry at the shop are the highest quality available, and of the high end products we carry, they come in ranges from entry level, intermediate, and advanced level. We don't sell any products in the shop that we aren't willing to ride ourselves and proudly gift to others. That guarantee is Ohana Board Shop's promise to you.

Ohana means family.
Family means no one gets left behind.
Ohana means connection, community.
Ohana Board Shop is where you'll find both.