About Us-our mission & motivations...

Every board you see here at Anchor Plank is handcrafted from the start to the end, straight from the heart.

What you've found here is a guy who was hit smack in the face with an awesome dream-to bring back the artisan qualities of hand made stuff, but on another level, and decided to exercise this motivation in the direction of his passion...longboard skateboards.

These boards are totally unique, totally ridiculous high quality and totally full of massive levels of passion straight from the heart. They're also a total bastard to make! Pardon the 'French'. We've combined the best parts of surfing and skating to give to you these unique boards. There is no other ride like it.

Each one is passionately pieced together from the start, right here in Melbourne, Australia. We started by sourcing the best woods money can buy-canadian Rock Maple 'leafs' of ply (unpressed as yet) and incredible exotic woods to decorate the top face of each board. We glue and press each board, make each of the top sheets that have the stringer patterns, and cut and shape by hand. A lot of time, pride, energy and love is put into each board.

These longboard skateboards are 100% eye candy and really pop visually. A bunch of people have said they didn't get how good they looked until they laid eyes on them in the flesh. 

We love what we do and we want to share it with the world. We're here to make friends and get a board out there that takes on a whole new meaning- visually, in craftsmanship and ride-wise. Theres no better feeling to us than taking a board from start to finish-gluing, shaping, sanding and finishing-and knowing the person getting it is going to be blown away.

We still are every time we finish one.

Heres a few basic questions answered (and if you have any yourself, ask us!):

  • Who you are: Starting with the central character-Leigh-this company was born. Then we evolved into a bunch of mates in Melbourne who were all bored with the common mass produced decks found everywhere. We only have people around who have a genuine, proven love for this product and this industry. These qualities are imperative to imparting this into the very grain of each and every board we make. We want that.
  • Why you sell the items you sell? Simply put, we absolutely love skateboards. They're like a magic type of freedom. And we love the look of pure awe when someone gets theirs.
  • Where you are located? Melbourne Australia. Easy access to the Surf Coast capital of planet Earth, from Torquay to Barwon heads and the Great Ocean Road to Lorne and Apollo Bay (and beyond).
  • How long you have been in business? Since 2013 as Anchor Plank, but we're accomplished business owners so are not newbies to the game of what makes real service and stunning products.
  • How long you have been running your online shop? Est. 2013. 
  • Contact information: leigh@anchorplankskateboards.com.au

Welcome to the Plank family. Now you know us a little bit more, why not write to us and tell us who you are too. I'd love to hear.

Regards Leigh.