Just in time for the dog days of summer GoldCoast’s new hat line is here to keep your dome piece both shielded and stylish. We wanted to use the best materials, progressive fits, and the top shelf design you’ve come to know and love from us at GoldCoast. Whether you’re looking for a traditional snapback, lightweight nylon beach hat, or the popular papa inspired, “Dad Cap” fit, there’s something in this new hat offering for you. The hats are designed after some of our most popular skateboards like the Serpentagram and the Classic or our Burnouts wheels.

GoldCoast Own Your Roll Snap Back Hat GoldCoast Burnout Dad Hat GoldCoast Casual Snap Back Hat GoldCoast Cruise lines Snap Back Hat GoldCoast Cry Wolf Snap Back Hat GoldCoast Get Loose Trucker Hat GoldCoast Cruise lines Hat GoldCoast Love Skate Hat GoldCoast Ply or Die Hat GoldCoast Tracked Out


The Rosette Drop Through from GoldCoast.

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Power Plants.

The Rosette Drop Through packs a big punch, for a mid-sized longboard. The graphic is inspired by the long shadows that cast over the agave plants in the deserts of Mexico, sessions that last all day and into the evening, and good times out exploring the world. Made of 7-ply Canadian Maple, with our custom “W” concave, this board is responsive with just the right amount of flex to pop you from one carve to the other with ease. The new Century C80’s are custom designed from the ground up to provide a new level of precision to turns, and the Shred Boot 70mm wheels and Rolleroids bearings make your sessions fueled with fun. The Rosette is a great drop through for riders of all abilities, from beginners to experts. Shop the new Rosette Drop Through HERE.

 

 


The Classic Bamboo Cruiser could be considered a “Roller Panel” that creates renewable positive energy, fun and delivers maximum smiles per hour. The board is a 28″ 5-Ply Bamboo/Maple hybrid that gives your feet a great pocket to sit with its “W” concave. The Century C30 Trucks are completely redesigned for skate park shredding and epic cruising with a hexagonal hanger for smooth grinds and dual durometer bushings for responsive snap back on turns. The VHS Bearings and Cherry Bombs Wheels make sure you roll as far as possible and keep your stoke tank full. Shop the Classic Bamboo Cruiser HERE

 

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GoldCoast The Process Drop Through Skateboard

Are you suffering from “rider’s block”? The condition where your old deck is just killing your vibe? The Process Drop Through from GoldCoast is prescription strength fun to chase away those “old board” blues. The Process is a 5-Ply Bamboo and Maple hybrid twin shape deck with nice “W” concave. It features The Century C80 Trucks, our precision design, gravity-cast trucks. It’s paired with the Rolleroids Bearings and Shred Boots Wheels which make for speedy recovery from the terrible symptoms of rider’s block . Shop the Process Drop Through HERE.

 

GoldCoast The Process Drop Through Skateboard

GoldCoast The Process Drop Through Skateboard




Slash and Turn.
The Carnales Cruiser is a wildcat in the skatepark and the streets. Seven-ply Canadian Maple deck with a real walnut veneer on the base means this board skates as good as it looks. Artwork by the talented chappy, BeeteethThe Century C60 Trucks are our brand new high precision killers and the VHS Bearings and Cherry Bombs Wheels  are the setup you want when you’re shredding or carving. While supplies last, The Carnales is on sale for just $89.99! Don’t wait, pounce on this deal HERE

 

to an epic skate trip in New Mexico with @zuriick and compadres. The Carnales cruiser will be available again in January!

Thanks to everyone who made it to the "Carnales" launch party last night. Here's the man behind the graphic, Mr. Dan Christofferson aka @beeteeth, holding the final product!

Here’s the man behind the graphic, Mr. Dan Christofferson aka @beeteeth, holding the final product!


The following was written by our Compadres The Van With No Plan. Follow all their adventures, they lead a pretty epic life.

 

After waking up In our vans outside of a 24hour fitness (they have free showers!) in Santa Cruz we heard about a secret skatepark along the coast of California north of Davenport. Usually by the time we hear about DIY parks like this they have been torn down by the disgruntled property owner with nothing left to skate. All of the results we could find on Google seemed to be pointing in that direction as well. We found articles from 2008 saying the property owners were going to demolish the secret park due to the lack of permission and garbage that had been accumulating on the property. Other articles on Google were showing photos of people skating the park as late as 2015 so we were convinced the secret coastal DIY skate paradise was intact and still welcoming skaters willing to take up the adventure. We had our minds set. After loading up on coffee and making sure we had all of our gear, we hopped in Matt’s van and set our sights north.

GoldCoast Van with no Plan Secret California Skatepark

For the last few nights we have been staying a few miles north of Santa Cruz on a stretch of highway 1 that offers free parking with ocean views for as far as the eye can see. I wake up and step out of my van feeling instantly refreshed as I stare into the waves and listen to the intensity as they crash their way along the cliffs. Today was going to be a good day.

Our Google searches weren’t coming up with an exact location. Digging deep into forums seeking out any small detail that would be able to point us in the right direction with no luck. Eventually, our phones lost service and we were pulling over every time we saw a dirt road that looked promising enough to possibly lead to the Secret Park we had been searching for. The park is not visible from the road and there are so many vehicles tucked away along highway 1 there was no clear indication of which spot it could be. 

GoldCoast Van with no Plan Secret California Skatepark

 After 8-15 stops we pulled over and crossed a chain that had been blocking the dirt road leading to the coast. Walking down the road was a difficult task so getting any vehicle out here would be damn near impossible…..could this be it? Did the owners create a road so treacherous no one would be able to drive to the park?  As we walked closer to the cliffs we saw a group of surfers taking a break from the waves and enjoying a few beers at such an incredible spot overlooking their favorite break. “Do any of yall know of a secret skatepark around here?” we ask them after introducing ourselves and chatting about their trek to get to the site. 

 “You passed it!” They said. “It’s on the opposite side of the road a few miles back”

We turned around and continued our search, this time looking on the correct side of the road. “Stop!”   SCREEECCHHHHH!  Matt slammed on the brakes and pulled over to a small pull out with a trail leading through the hills. “This has to be it” we kept saying inching our way up the sand path. We saw a few heads but couldn’t hear a sound. Nothing. No skateboards banging against the concrete, no cheering, laughing, nothing. We hoped we weren’t interrupting yet another evening camper.

We found it! And to our surprise we were the only skaters there, but not for too long. The heads we saw happened to be a few photographers who camped at the park all night in order to capture some stunning photos of the stars all night. 

GoldCoast Van with no Plan Secret California Skatepark

The park was originally constructed illegally by a few skaters looking for a place to have a good session away from the crowds. One article I looked at said the guys easily spent over $1,500 on the original construction, and when you show up to the park, it is obvious there was much more spent in supplies let alone the guys time, knowledge, and hard work that was put in. The owners of the park originally had planned to tear the place down due to the trash build up and illegal camping happening because the attention this new park was getting. From my understanding, the property owners and skate park builder had a chat and came to an agreement on the future of the park. As long as it stays clean and people show respect for the property, it will stand. The owners have even graciously set 2 trash cans by the park which they take out every week or 2. 

The park is a bit on the rough side but with the right wheels and motivation, you can push hard enough to hit any line. 2 nipples placed strategically in the center of the park allow for an additional boost as you try to clear the doorway or grind your way across the pole jammed in between 2 sketchy quarterpipes. There isnt really any smooth transitions here so you have to be very aware when speeding into these kickers, this is not a city built skatepark. This is DIY. Cracks, rocks, and layers of sand make the skate tricky, luckily for us we brought a broom. Several hundred layers of wax have been applied to the coping over the years.

GoldCoast Van with no Plan Secret California Skatepark

GoldCoast Van with no Plan Secret California Skatepark


Century C80 Skateboard TruckOne of the most crucial component in a longboard complete is the trucks. Much like the suspension on your car, your trucks will make a big impact on how your board rides. Whether you are into cruising, downhill, freeride, or slalom, the choices you make about your longboard trucks should line up with your riding style. After two years in development we are proud to introduce the Century C80 longboard truck. Made from gravity cast, virgin aluminum the Century C80 trucks are built to last.

Century C80 Skateboard Truck

We started out with a 50 degree baseplate angle, giving you great turning ability at cruising speeds. From there, we added a Grade 8 push press kingpin and double barrel 86a bushings. From there, we mounted the precision cast hanger which features built-in wheel spacers. Lock everything together and mount it up on your favorite longboard and you’ve got one of the best cast longboard trucks in the world.


Longboard Dancing 20151115 from hyojoo on Vimeo.

The great thing about skateboarding and longboarding is that the people that do it, adapt it to their skill and their surroundings. New York skateboarders developed almost their own distinct style, based on the rough, crowded, streets of the city. Pushing fast through midtown traffic in New York is as exhilarating as bombing a big hill in San Francisco. What’s coming out of Korea is not as “gnarly” as some of the downhill runs that longboarding produces, but it’s no less inspiring. Girls like hyojoo have taken to what looks to be stadiums or fitness centers and used the smooth track around the field to be her canvas for some pretty hypnotic dancing. Longboard dancing has not always been in the forefront of “progression” in the scene, but these videos show a great example of what skateboarding and longboarding can be to people. It’s both a literal and metaphorical vehicle for creative expression.

Longboard Dancing 20151220 from hyojoo on Vimeo.

Here’s another video from hyojoo which is light, fun, and totally conveys the spirit of going out and longboarding for fun and creativity. Her fancy footwork is impressive by any standards, let alone by someone who has spent the better part of their lives on a skateboard and can’t pull off one of those pirouette moves. Longboard dancing might not have the risk factor of downhill longboarding, but it doesn’t mean it’s easier!

 

Styleriders Vacation in Yangyang from StyleRiders on Vimeo.

Finally, here’s a little edit from StyleRiders that showcases the fun sessions people have while cruising and longboard dancing. When looking at skateboarding and longboarding from an outsider’s perspective, it’s not a stretch to think that someone with no exposure to the sport would look at that video and think, “I’d like to try that! It looks super fun.” At the end of the day isn’t that what attracted all of us to longboarding or skateboarding in the first place? Seeing someone do something on a board that sparks that idea that maybe, just maybe, you could get that feeling for yourself and boom, you’re a skateboarder. That’s something we strive for at GoldCoast and it touches almost every product we make. Our goal is to be the vehicle for your creativity, thrills, adventures, and inspiration. We love to find stuff like this.

 


If you’re one of those lucky people that have a significant other who loves to skate with you, life is beautiful. Being able to enjoy the thrill and soul-feeding experience of skateboarding with someone you love is an awesome thing. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we compiled a list of things to spice things up on your “Skate Dates”.

  1. Watch a Romantic Movie. 
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The faces of modern skate romance.

The story of star-crossed lovers gets more exciting with the addition of burning half-pipes, midnight skate jousting, and high-speed, downhill races for love and pro sponsorship. Thrashin’ is The Notebook for Skate Dates.

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Brolin > Gosling.

2. Add a Little “Roll Play”

Take your date to the highest hill in your area, stand them on the nose of your board, tell them to close their eyes. Hold their arms up to the side, then surprise them by dropping in. They might be a little scared at first, but when you reenact the famous scene in Titanic as you bomb the hill together, sheer panic will be replaced by high-speed romance.

Titanic Layback

It’ll be just like this, but with traffic.

3. Set the Mood. 

A little effort in setting the mood goes a long way, and a Skate Date is no different. It shows consideration, thoughtfulness, and will make your night of romance much more exciting. Start things off by dimming the lights, putting on some music (we recommend this compilation of tracks), and giving your date a massage. There are a lot of so-called, “massage oils” out there, but for a Skate Date, you need to use some good bearing oil for your rub-down. If it’s good enough to get your bearings going, it’s a no-brainer that it will do the same for your date.

 

Your date should appreciate the innuendo.

Your date should appreciate the innuendo.

Next, it will be time to move things to, “where the magic happens”. This may take a little bit of prep, but trust us, it will pay off in spades. Get a few dozen sets of wheels and spread them over the bed, maybe even have a trail of hardware leading you to the bedroom. Lay your love down on the bed of wheels and then shower them with some more. The sensation of high-rebound urethane falling  gently over their skin is bound to heighten the anticipation of the moment.

Romance, incoming.

Romance, incoming.

4. Put on Something Special.

Now that you’ve stimulated your date’s sense of touch, it’s time to give their eyes something to feast on. Excuse yourself by saying something like, “Let me slip in to something more…radical.” then excuse yourself to the restroom where you’ll shed your clothes and don a pair of C1RCA Chad Muska CM901 shoes, a pair of Blind jeans (cir.1996) and an XXL Duffs T-shirt. This is the Skate Date equivalent of the French maid or Chippendale’s outfit. No one really expects you to dress like that in real life, but this is fantasy, let your date’s imagination run wild!

More cushion for the pushin.

More cushion for the pushin’.

This is the look we're going for people.

Be the physical embodiment of desire.

From there, where ever the night takes you is no one’s business except yours. Feel free to put your own spin on some of these ideas to make them more personal (Osiris D3’s instead of Muska’s, racing leathers instead of jeans, etc). Happy Valentine’s Day!