Cheapskates: Since 1978

Since 1978

For 40 years Cheapskates has been leading the way in Skate Culture and Skate Fashion.

We were there at the beginning of this modern era of Skateboarding and Streetwear. Powell Peralta, Santa Cruz and Vision Streetwear: Cheapskates represented all these brands as they first began to land on our shores in the very early 1980’s. Whether you’re wanting to try something new, or have been shredding it for years, Cheapskates is your destination for the authentic skate vibe. Including brand like Adidas, Nike, Dickies and Carhartt.

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'Cheapskates is proud to stock the Worlds Best Skate & Snow Brands'

From the corporate giants: Adidas, Nike, Dickies and Carhartt to the latest boutique skate brand from the States & Europe: Polar, FA & Sovrn. However most importantly a great selection of our Home Grown NZ Brands RPM, DEF & Traffick to mention just a few.

With the introduction of skateboarding to the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, suggestions that the sport is in decline would appear to be unfounded. In fact, recent reports suggest there are as many as 100 million skateboarders across the globe and further indications suggest that there is an ever-increasing number of female participants, further expanding the size of the sport.

Here in New Zealand, Cheapskates, one of the country’s foremost skateboard shops, have been leading the way in supplying all manner of boards, accessories and clothing for over 40 years. With a huge online selection and seven stores around the country, it’s fair to say that we have got just about anything you might need for skateboarding, snowboarding and roller skating. 

With skateboard decks and wheels, or complete set ups for beginners and seasoned exponents, for street or park skaters, longboards and cruisers, with sizes to suit every rider, our extensive selection covers every eventuality. Browse through our online catalogue where you will find the extremely well regarded and great value for money range of Element skateboards alongside the outstanding Blind skateboards, who have been producing great quality boards and accessories for decades. 

Having a customised board is a great appeal to many and at Cheapskates, we have the trucks, wheels and hardware that you can fit to the deck of your choice. And if you are after something a little different, take a look at our Evolve electric skateboards that can propel you effortlessly for up to 65 km on a single charge!

Alongside all of our skateboards we have a fantastic choice of snowboards featuring all the top brands, including what is probably the most recognisable brand in the industry, Burton. And as you would expect, with the men’s, ladies and youths’ selection of Burton snowboards we supply everything else you need for fun in the snow. From bindings and boots to mitts, scarves and jackets Cheapskates is your one stop shop with an unbeatable selection of snowboards in NZ.

Furthermore, we stock K2 inline skates and Impala roller skates which are particularly well suited to younger or less experienced skaters. With a dazzling array of colours on offer from plain black, white or pink, to a holographic design or pink tartan there’s sure to be something that catches your eye!

At Cheapskates we carry products from very nearly 200 brands from the instantly recognised global leaders such as Nike, Adidas, Vans and Burton to a multitude of lesser-known brands to ensure that our customers have the widest selection of boarding and skating equipment available to them. Our sports are associated with their own unique style and fashion and whether you set or follow trends, we can help you create the look that you want. With everything from shirts, shorts and jeans, to sunglasses, belts, backpacks and headphones you do not need to look anywhere else for boards, clothes and accessories.

Why not shop online now and take advantage of our low flat rate for shipping across the whole of the country?