About us

Hopkin Skate is an online skateshop based in Pymble NSW Australia. We currently operate out of a commercial building (the type of building suits and ties hang out in) and we don't have a traditional bricks n mortar retail shop.

We did have a big skateshop located in St Leonards between 2006 and 2013, which skaters called the Hopshop.

Hopkin Skate is owned and operated by myself, James Hopkin, and I'm known in the skating community as Hop. I still skate, everyday if I can get away with it. I have helped organise and run every World Cup downhill skateboard race in Australia since 2007. I'm still active in the racing community, organising races through ASRA, such as Newton's on Mt Panorama.

I answer most emails, and try to talk to as many customers as I can when they call. 

We give honest advice, help skaters of every age and level get the most out of their skating and set ups. Even if we have to send you to another skateshop to buy what you need. We recommend local skateshops all the time, a lot of those owners are my friends. 

We appreciate your support, the skater. We genuinely provide good customer service. As an online shop we allow skaters to call us. If we don't answer, it just means we are busy...or out skating ;-) The best way to get in contact is to send us an email, we try to answer all our emails, every day.

James Hopkin
January 2019

Current Hopkin crew is:
Hop (customer service)
Jayr (website admin)
Marco (programmer)
Jacko (gnarsteez)