GoldCoast Paris

Before heading over to ISPO this year, we decided to have a little stop over in Paris for a couple days. A quick little inspiration trip in one my favorite cities in the world. Weather was a little wet and rainy but was able to rent a bike and cruise around the city to stop by some of our favorite shops, ColetteCitadium and Artazart Design Bookstore, plus our friends from Nixon just opened a store.

We spent some time at Musée d’Art Moderne for the amazing Sonia Delaunay exhibition. Did a quick loop in the Louvre… you know typical Paris stuff

After Paris, we headed down to Munich for our yearly ISPO adventure. Our best year to date! A huge thanks to all our distributors and shops that came by and drank beers with us.

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Our design director shot this fun little image of the things he carry’s and uses on a daily basis. First and foremost his pen and paper, the Zebra F-701 is the pen of choice along with a Field Notes or a trusty napkin. A bottle opener and knife are also a must.

Check out EVERYDAYCARRY for more rad images like this or click HERE to see how to purchase items from his image.


A company in California has claimed to have reinvented the wheel, literally.

The Shark Wheel is actually an intersection between a sphere, cube, and a three-dimensional sine wave. From the side, the wheels look totally square but from the rear they look like a slithering snake in motion. The shape was inspired by sharks’ jaws and is a pattern found all throughout nature.

We’re not sure how well this will catch on, not just in skateboarding but overall. What do you think?


We stumbled on this fun little video yesterday about transcending detention, and had to share it with all of you.

TEAM DREAM TEAM – CTD 2014 from Dillon Buss on Vimeo.

This video is just awesome. Where can I get that cape?!

“Team Dream Team” won Most Creative in Connect the Dots, the international skateboarding, filmmaking, and photography contest. King ShitConverse Cons, and Hellaclips put it on every year. Teams only have one month to shoot, edit, and submit their entry.

Only 3 winners are picked but they get some serious cash prizes:
- Best Overall $10,000
- Best Skateboarding $5,000
- Most Creative $5,000

The other winners’ videos are rad, too.

For the third year in a row, Toronto filmmaker Nick Genova took home the Best Overall prize for his video “Grinders.” In this year’s submission Genova explores the question “What if skaters were treated the way gay people often are by society?” It’s a great concept, and the video is hilarious.

Rhythm Skateshop won Best Skateboarding for their video of team members tearing it up in Texas at some never before seen locations. The finished product is one heavy skate montage.


We teamed up with Quarterly Collective to launch our new Spring 2015 Collection of skateboards, longboards, and cruisers. “Own Your Roll, Roll Your Own” features skateboarding in beautiful and abstract locations, and captures the feeling of freedom and unity all skateboarders feel. Owning your roll, and rolling your own means it doesn’t matter what or where you skate; it just matters that you’re out in the world rolling, pushing, and living.

Quarterly Collective shot the film with beautiful anamorphic lenses to capture the most of the surreal scenery. As the Design Leader in Skateboarding, we constantly strive to showcase skateboarding in unique and visually exciting ways. With “Own Your Roll, Roll Your Own,” we believe we’ve done that yet again.

We want to help you find your perfect Black Friday deal.

Want a longboard? Not sure which type is for you? 40-inch pintails like the GOAL! Series Brazil longboard are great for beginner or longtime skaters. A concave in the deck makes this pintail super easy to maneuver. Big cushy wheels absorb bumps in the road. Shorter than our 44-inch models, this walnut beauty is perfect for even youngsters.

How about a zippy cruiser? Kill hills on the Hanzo Cruiser. A tiny deck paired with mega wheels will give you the smooth thrill you’re looking for. The deep concave on our Hanzo makes this the ideal through-the-crowd or around-campus cruiser.

Just looking for a new spin on your setup? The 75mm, 85a Shred Boots Wheels are soft with rounded edges for the perfect amount of slip and grip.

Happy Black Friday!


 Movember Cause

The Movember Foundation seeks to raise awareness about men’s health issues by challenging men to grow mustaches during November. They hope this sill spark conversations about and/or raise funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

Movember also encourages people to throw fundraising parties to raise money for the world-class health programs it funds. So on the 14th we threw a silent auction shindig at our office with silent auction items donated by some of Salt Lake City’s finest. Together we raised more than $2,500 to donate to Movember.


Silent Auction Items


Here are some photos from the party:


Shaving products donated by the Garrett Michael Barber Shop for GoldCoast Skateboards' Movember party.

Shaving products donated by the Garrett Michael Barber Shop.

More auction items for GoldCoast Skateboards' Movember party.

Some more donation items: beard grooming products, wallets, fishing hooks, wine and custom wine racks.


Taco Truck for GoldCoast Skateboards' Movember party.

We had a local taco truck serving free food.



Blaster speaker and watch donated by Nixon for GoldCoast Skateboards' Movember party.

Nixon’s Blaster speaker and watch.

Guy checks out Poler sleeping bags at GoldCoast Skateboards' Movember party.

People were stoked to check out the show room we share with Primo Distribution, which reps for Nixon, Poler, Nike SB, and more.

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Rob, our operations manager, rocks a spectacular mustache for Movember.

Our Inventory Controller Rob rocked this awesome walrus ‘stache.

Another great mustache at GoldCoast Skateboards' Movember party.

Then there was this glorious beauty, although technically it violates the Movember rules (since the guy has a beard).

Employees and friends at GoldCoast Skateboards' Movember party.

Some GoldCoast employees and friends.

Local bartender Jacob Hall created some awesome fall-inspired cocktails for GoldCoast Skateboards' Movember party.

Local bartender Jacob Hall created some awesome fall-inspired cocktails.

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Thanks to everybody who came and partied with us!

Our compadre Nate Gunn and a crew of friends took an epic little trip to Iceland to do some exploring, camping, and of course some skateboarding. Check out some of the beautiful images from their journey to the visual wonderland of Iceland.