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Best Skateboarding Shops In San Francisco

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Nobody beats San Fran for skate shops, but finding the right fit is paramount for anyone who loves the skateboarding life. Shops like the best five here provide a tight-knit community that keeps every boarder up to par in addition to sending shoppers home satisfied.

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Deluxe San Francisco
1831 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 626-5588
www.dlxsf.com

Hours: Mon to Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A small but well-stocked and community-driven skateboard store where customers can find skating gear with individual style. DLX not only offers skaters gear and apparel, but also supports the community with food drives and sponsored music events.

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Freebord Manufacturing
455 Irwin St., Suite #104
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 285-2673
www.freebordstore.com

Hours: Mon to Fri – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Started by a Californian local in his garage in 1996, Freebord has become a San Francisco legend amongst the skater community. Today Freebord offers customers skateboards, apparel and accessories for boards that mimic snowboards to offer a smoother ride on the streets.

Mission Skateboards
3045 24th St. (at Treat Street)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 647-7888
www.missionsk8boards.com

Hours: daily – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Owned and supported by local skaters, Mission Skateboards is where serious boarders find the latest skateboards, apparel and accessories. Staff are knowledgeable when it comes to the latest and best gear available for anyone’s area of expertise. Mission sponsors local events, so be sure to check its events board often.

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FTC Skateboarding
1632 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 626-0663
www.ftcsf.com

Hours: daily – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

With more than 20 years experience in the skate industry, FTC has established itself as a store known for its real street style. FTC has been known to nurture and encourage local artists and influence skater spots such as San Francisco’s Embarcadero. FTC is known not only for its skateboard designs but also for its apparel, art and music.

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Purple Skunk Board Shop
5820 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 668-7905
www.purpleskunk.com

Hours: closed Mon; Tues to Sat – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A store that prides itself on skater knowledge when it comes to the latest and most popular gear within the industry, customers here build their own custom boards. CBS San Fran Insider’s Tip: Come on Purple Sundays wearing a Purple Skunk tee or hoodie and get 10 percent off your purchase. 

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PacSun
865 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 543-2435
shop.pacsun.com

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A brand that started in the ’80s and has now become an industry skater brand name, find PacSun’s women’s and men’s gear, apparel and accessories under one roof. This is the place to snag an affordable starter board, and find national skate events on its website community.

Parmeeta Ghoman is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. She specializes in shopping and style. Find some of her work on Examiner.com.

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