About Us

We specialize in all types of skateboards and skateboard accessories.  Building custom skateboards is just one of the services we offer along with replacing worn and/or broken parts free of charge with purchase of new parts.  We stock a large selection of longboards, cruisers, and street boards. Our accessory department includes a wide range of products including but not limited to decks, bearings, trucks, wheels, hardware, bushings, gloves and grip tape.  
We also offer surfboard, wetsuit, boogie board and skateboard rentals.
The store also has an extensive collection of vintage and modern skateboards that define the evolution of modern skateboarding from the roller-skate-on-a-two-by-four to modern boards signed by pro's.

History

Established in 1993.

Soul Grind has been owned and operated by Pablo Smith since the very beginning. With the help of artist, Phil Goodrich, Pablo opened a tiny 10x20 foot "hole-in-the-wall" brick and mortar store after selling skateboards at San Diego's Spring Valley swap meet for over 20 years. With his contacts, and skills acquired  while running the swap meet business, Pablo found success in the retail skateboard biz. Today Soul Grind is a PB landmark which has evolved from the 10x20' space to a 600 square foot skateboard heaven which still provides the same friendly and genuine service it has since the start.

Meet the Business Owner

Pablo S.
Business Owner

His business is selling skateboards but his love is surfing.  Growing up in San Diego Pablo was always looking for a way to make a living and still get in the water everyday. Soul Grind has set him up with the right platform to do just that.  He enjoys surfing in his free time just for fun and also competes regularly in his age group in the California Coalition of Surf Clubs. As a part of Pacific Beach Surf Club he is able to share the stoke of surfing with the community through fundraisers, special events and competition.  This is not to say that Pablo doesn't put his time in at the shop and works hard to keep the doors open so that you, our valued customer, can come in and get what you need to keep you skating. :)