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!
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.
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 ^^^
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:
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
Well hey there! Long time no speak. What's been going on with you? Wow that's interesting. Sorry it's been so long between drinks on the old blog-doodle but we've been enjoying the amazing surf and $4 tacos that can only be delivered by the one and only Byron Bay. For the last week and a half Hans and Tam have been soaking up the vibes over east man (seriously it's so damn hippie over there! I'm pretty sure their economy is based on dreamcatchers and energy crystals). Byron is the perfect place for those of you who enjoy surfing and skating and all things HandBrake cos that's all anyone over there does! Can't wait until we can show you the very first line of HB surfboards. So of course we hit the surf which is so different to out West - the sets just roll in from way out and you can see them coming from a mile off - but we also spent ages skating everywhere and telling everyone about HandBrake! The gorgeous Tamlin enjoying the most Easterly Point of Australia And we hit up Brisbane on the way home too! But we're back now and it's only 2 WEEKS until the HandBrake launch at The Cott (Saturday 12th May in case you forgot - 7pm onwards). Guess we'll see you there for a beer or 2. If you haven't already don't forget to jump onto the Facebook page and like us and share us around cos I'm pretty sure that will make you better in bed. Seriously. https://www.facebook.com/pages/HandBrake-Boards/131596506959521 Stay awesome!