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The Best Skateboard Shops In Miami

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Skateboarding enthusiasts have long considered Miami a prime destination for skating, and its skate shops make it even better because they’re run by boarders and boarding geniuses. When you’re looking for awesome skateboards, wheels or even apparel, check out the best in Miami.

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MIA Skate Shop
229 9th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 621-3511
www.miaskateshop.com

Hours: Sun to Thurs – 12 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

As one of the leading skate shops in the area, MIA continually attracts crowds. Its impressive inventory features the best in skateboards and up-to-date apparel based on the owners’ passion for the sport. Not only is the shop itself fantastic, but its prime Miami Beach location makes it the perfect shop in the perfect spot.

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High Five Skateboards
1659 James Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-6112
www.highfivesk8.com

Hours: Mon to Sat – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to  5 p.m.

High Five Skateboards does an excellent job of fulfilling the area’s high demand, from boards to protective gear. Known for its High Five brand products, this is the premier place for a custom board and the accessories necessary to rock it comfortably. Order online to simplify the shopping process, or take advantage of awesome customer service in-store.

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Island Water Sports
16231 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
(305) 944-0104
iwsmiami.com

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is one of the leading shops in Miami for skateboards. Its expansive inventory includes 200 decks and an endless list of trucks and wheels. Island Water Sports is a proven leader in all kinds of boarding fun including surfboards and paddleboards to ensure its customers get a great workout and have a blast no matter the terrain. Its 30-plus year reputation in Miami has made Island Water Sports a local institution.

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Fritz’s Skate, Bike & Surf
1600 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-1954
www.fritzsmiamibeach.com

Hours: daily – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fritz’s is one of the top skate shops in the area, hands down, but it’s all about the lifestyle here. This store branches out beyond boards to offer bikes, skate and surf apparel and accessories. Its price guarantee epitomizes the superior quality and outstanding service this 22-year-old shop offers. With convenient online ordering, getting a great skateboard is only a click away.

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Team Iguana Sports
7325 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33141
(786) 768-8160
www.teamiguanasports.com

Hours: daily – 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Local skateboarders head to Team Iguana consistently because it provides some of the best in skateboarding products. The store carries more than 50 brands and maintains an inventory in excess of 100 decks. Its clearance items attract budget conscious boarders looking for a great deal on a quality board. Don’t let the selection overwhelm you, just snag any of the well-versed employees and they’ll walk you through it.

For nearly 20 years, Shawanda James has been actively involved in creative writing in Miami, Florida. In addition to her work as a freelance writer, she is actively seeking publication for her debut novel and collection of poetry. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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