About Us - We Ride Boards

Skin Ski and Surf is Ballarat's known destination for the largest range of skate wear, surf wear, waterski gear. With kneeboards, wakeboards, skateboards, snowboards and surfboards as well as all the ropes, handles, helmets and tubes, you'll be more prepared than any boy scout ever was for your ultimate adventure.

Stocking only the highest quality brands, we can ensure that you have the best season yet with brands like Ronix, Radar, HO, Hyperlite, O'Brien, Jobe, KD, KGB and JetPilot, just to name a few. We also stock a massive range of skateboards with Longboards and Cruisers as well as Penny and Globe Bantam Boards. As the only Burton Dealer in Western Victoria we have exclusive access to everything they sell as well as the complete range of DC Snow products and extensive Hire Fleet for everything you need for your time at the snow.

And we know how to make sure that you look amazing while doing so with thongs to caps and everything in between. Quiksilver, Billabong, Rip Curl, Oakley, Volcom, Rusty, Elwood, Von Zipper and so, so many more are in store calling your name. Shoes, caps, beanies, back packs, travel bags, watches and sunnies. Throw in a huge range of kids gear, and we really are a one stop shop for everything you'll need to have fun in the outdoors. Whether you're setting the trends, or just looking for some casual gear, Skin Ski and Surf will be able to deck you out.

Our Team

As one of Victoria's largest locally owned surfshops, we take pride in employing a fantastic team of local Ballarat guys and girls. Our team consists of experts in all fields of the business, from fashion to skate boarding, snowboarding, surfing and skiing.

With over 100 years combined experience in waterskiing and wakeboarding alone, the guys and girls at Skin Ski and Surf really do practice what they preach. Members of our team include the current Australian Barefoot Champion, Southern 80 ski race division title holders, football, netball, and basketball division title winners and a lot more that are heavily involved in community groups and clubs.

We have a long, proud history starting with humble beginnings to now being Ballarat's largest surf, skate and ski shop. We expect only the highest levels of customer service to be delivered and therefore aim to fill our shop with friendly, helpful and bright employees.

Still, we plan to continue growing and improving to ensure that you, as the customer, receive only the best of the best service.

History - Our Roots Run Deep

Established in 1979, Skin Ski and Surf has become a Ballarat institution. In the early days, sheep skin seat covers were the corner stone of the business and thirty three years later they’re still made with the finest skins available and hand sewn on location in the Bridge Mall.  As the city has grown so too have we, expanding our range and services while continuing to offer the best advice from people who use what they sell and love what they do. Still run by its original owners, John and Glenda O’Neill, the store prides itself on delivering the highest standard of customer service and employing only the friendliest of staff to advise you with their specialised knowledge.

If you are interested in Sheep Skin Seat Covers call us on (03) 5331 4178 to enquire with either Mike or John.


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We will post job vacancies on this page when they become available, however, if there is no positions currently on offer we will hold your resume on file untill one does.