What is longboarding? Longboarding is the sport/hobby of riding a long skateboard. Skateboarding evolved from surfing and became popular in the 70’s. The sport rose and fell in popularity until the mid 90’s, when it gained popularity and has been going strong ever since. Skateboarding itself was the most popular until the mid 2000’s, when longboarding finally started to make a huge scene.
Today, you can find four types of riding styles: transportation (cruising), slolam, freeride, and downhill. Longboards are excellent modes of transportation. Transportation longboards can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes. Slolam is the discipline of weaving in and out of obstacles. Freeride longboarding is riding with a focus on tricks, slides, and grabs. Downhill/bombing is the most extreme version of longboarding where riders go down long hills at the fastest speeds possible.
This site is dedicated to make longboarding easy to understand for beginners. We hope the information you find will help you choose the best longboard for your riding style and educate you on how to get started!
If you are a beginner who is just looking at getting into longboarding, check out our Beginner Longboarding Tips page to see what you will need to do to get started.
If you are looking for more information on longboard safety gear and longboard parts, read our Longboard Gear Guide.