The HandBrake Family

Welcome to HandBrake Surf & Skate - an Australian label that produces high-quality skateboards, longboards, surfboards, clothing, and sneakers. Started by West Aussie artist Hans Bruechle (AKA HandBrake) we have grown into a tight-knit family of people who froth on creativity, sunshine, and spending time creating and doing what we love. HandBrake isn't a huge company. We don't own factories and we don't want to own the world. What we do want is for people to enjoy what we're about and be part of our team. That's it. Our family can never be too big so if you're keen on living life at a different pace then come get on board!

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Graffiti Amazeness!

Our HandBrake house artist Hans Bruechle (AKA HandBrake) is gettin' out there with some maaaaaaddd graffiti around Perth. Check out the latest effort in an office block in Subiaco. We bloody love these time-lapse painting videos so it's great to have one of our own. Enjoy!

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New Skate Longboards!

Update time! How do you feel about brand new limited edition longboards with custom grip tape? Pretty good right? Well check these babies out - they are the first 2 vinyl printed longboard completes and they look god damn sexy!   We're only going to make a few of these (I'm thinking 3) and each one will have a different grip tape pattern so they are one-offs and super rare. HandBrake stuff is becoming really popular so someday soon these will be collectors items! The gear on them is top notch too - Drifter brand 7 inch trucks with Drifter 75mm wheels and ABEC 5s. (Also that deck on the right with the orange wheels has a convex deck so it bends the opposite way and is super fun to carve into corners!) Check them out HERE on the Skateboard page. Happy skating!

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iHart Exhibition a Massive Success!

Congrats to everyone involved in the iHart charity art exhibition that was at The Claremont last Friday night. Our very own house artist Hans Bruechle had a bunch of pieces on show and all of them sold out mega quick! The exhibition was super exciting and had everything from hand-painted Crystal Skull vodka bottles, to A2 poster prints, to skate decks, and even a few custom HandBrake surfboards! Check out Hans' stuff:   We even got a cheeky mention in COLOSOUL magazine HERE  That surfboard with the whale on it will be up as a prize during the upcoming Whalebone Classic so stay tuned! All in all a great night with all proceeds going to the Make A Wish Foundation so it's art with heart. See what I did there? Yeah I'm good.

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HandBrake at The Whalebone Classic

What's crackin' y'all? So much has been happening lately at HandBrake towers and all of it is more kickarse than a Swedish beach volleyball team bus breaking down out the front of your house...and they all need a bed to sleep in. For example - the Whalebone Classic is almost upon us - which means world long boarding surfers converging on Cottesloe beach and doing their thing. It also means HandBrake strutting around showing off all our stuff... Like this hand-painted 6'6" HB surfboard that will be up for grabs as a prize at the event:   You should all get down to Cott on the 14th and 15th of July to check out all the action and come and say hi to us :) Who knows, you might even win this bad boy ^^^

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Whalebone Classic

The Whalebone is upon us everyone! On July 14th and 15th at Cottesloe Beach the 15th Annual Whalebone Classic long boarding event will be taking place and HandBrake surfboards and skateboards will be down there getting amongst it. If you have a bit of time that weekend then head down and say hey to us and maybe even have a look at our products for real. All the new boards will be available to check out and we'll have clothing and free stickers for you too. Just in case you forgot what the amazing new boards look like then here they are:

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Incredible New Surfboards

They're finally here! No I don't mean that pair of sheepskin Crocs I ordered a month ago I mean the NEW HANDBRAKE SURFBOARD DESIGNS. Check them out... Told you they were awesome. Plus they come with free FCS fins so you don't have to worry about shelling out for those at the end of the day. You can check them out at our SURFBOARD PAGE or see them in the flesh at one of our stockists. These new boards are currently on the racks at Funs Back Surf at 120 Marine Pde Cottesloe Perth WA and will be on show during the upcoming Whalebone Classic long boarding competition in a few weeks. More details as it gets closer but the event is really huge and really awesome and is a legit event on the long boarding world circuit. Funs Back also has a couple of our kickarse skateboards (like the retro cruisers with custom grip tape)    Get involved and support local everything from boards to boarders and art to artists. Plus there'll be alcohol! And if you want to sign up to our mailing list HERE we can send you out a FREE CAR STICKER so you can share the love and we'll think you're amazing forever :) And FACEBOOK HERE

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World Sports Expo

Well it's all finished now but here are a couple of snaps from the World Sports Expo at the Perth Convention Centre over the weekend. Getting a couple of Danny Green signed HandBrake decks! Getting set up with the beautiful Tamlin The Board Wall

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New Skateboards!

What are the three single most awesome forms of transportation? Think about it for a second... One: A monkey-piloted tandem jetpack with in-flight meal and golden Xbox hot-tub. Two: A rocket powered laser shark with Megan Fox footrubs. And Three: A HandBrake Skateboard! You know it makes sense. And lucky for you the very first run of HandBrake short and longboards have just arrived and are ready to be ridden or hung on the wall. Be warned though - there is only a limited number of prints and once they're gone they're gone so if you like a design you've gotta get in quick! It makes 'em more special if there's not a million out there.  Most of the designs by Hans Bruechle are vinyl prints but some are actually hand-painted straight onto the wood which makes them super awesome and super rare. Kind of like a monkey jetpack. If you're into funky art and skating then get involved and have a look around!

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