It has been more than 20 years since one expat family noticed a gap in the market for skateboards. That’s when they went about setting up the original Budaiya branch of the now well-known Skate Shack.
What started out as a way of providing the island’s skater boys with their boards, soon become a fully-fledged business, offering everything from bicycles to kite surfing equipment and water skis, plus plenty more. They brought brands such as O’Brien, Cabrinha, Santa Cruz and
Imagine to Bahrain. It didn’t take long before they started to expand. In fact, these days, Skate Shack has three branches in Bahrain – in Budaiya, Juffair and Amwaj Islands – and also offers services in Qatar (where they also have three more branches), Saudi Arabia and Oman, too.
As well as skating, water sports and bike equipment and accessories, the team offers various repair services, helmet sizing and bicycle fitting. It’s also because of them that Bahrain’s kite surfing scene took off in such a big way. So, if you’re looking for proper instruction on how to take advantage of the wind and ride the waves, it’s these guys you should turn to for lessons.
Whether you’re looking for an awesome Christmas present for your sporty loved one or seeking something new to try while the weather is good, the expertise and knowledge at Skate Shack is second-to-none. Or, as the managing director puts it: “We sell stuff that you can really have fun with.” You can’t argue with that.
Various locations including Budaiya Highway, near Saar Roundabout (17 697 176).