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Cam Adams is a Baboon

We are proud to announce that Cam Adams is now officially part of the Baboon Boards team. We made the decision to sponsor him early on in the year already, but it has taken us some time to get our official edit out. But our efforts have paid off and we are really happy with the results.

Cam also featured in our recent roadtrip video where we explore a sketchy mountain pass, so if you’d like give that a watch as well.

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Baboon Footwear

Our Baboon store is getting kitted out with some really cool gear lately. Firstly, we’re now stocking some quality skate shoes. We’ve got multiple models and colour ways of Etnies shoes in. We’ve been looking to stock some hardy, long lasting skate shoes for quite some time now and are really amped on stocking Etnies. You’re probably thinking wait, what…They’re stocking shoes but no socks?….pffft, amateurs. Wrong, we got socks. You want socks, we’ve got em. You thought we didn’t have socks? That’s because you didn’t let us get to our second point.

Secondly, we’d like to announce that we’re now stocking socks. Just so you know. And because the last batch we had was pretty classy, we thought we’d get even more trendy and bring out different versions. So just to keep you in the loop, here’s what’s cracking:

Baboon Boards Calf Height Socks. Simple cotton sock that massages your calf into submission when skating, letting you do what you want on your board. For those looking for a little more froth, these also come with the ‘Go Apeshit’ slogan. In case you ever ask yourself what you’re actually doing when skating, you’ll find a simple reminder of what you should be doing down on your socks. ‘Go Apeshit’. Pretty simple. if you don’t understand, shred harder.

Now we have the same two slogan options with our Knee Height Socks. That’s right, get involved, get knee deep. Keep your legs warm this winter, keep sleek and keep the opposite sex attracted. These have a cotton bottom and synthetic upper. So they don’t slip. Full control.

Oh ja, and to facilitate you in making the right decision in life, we’re now offering a special. With the purchase of a pair of shoes you get a free pair of socks of your choice.

And finally you can check out below what Etnies models we have in stock. They are the bomb.

Etnies Jameson 2

Etnies Jameson 2 Eco

Etnies Marana (cough…Ryan Sheckler rides these..cough)

Etnies Fader

This time we were sneaky and put the pictures at the end, so hopefully you’re still reading.

Knee Height Socks
Enjoy a heightened sense of balance with our new knee height socks.


Calf height socks 1
The calf height Baboon Boards sock.


Sock shoe special
Our special special. Get a free set of socks with any shoes purchased at our store.


Sam Funky
Baboon rider Sam experiencing the steez of the new socks.


Aweh, much love,

the Baboons

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We recently packed the Baboon team into a car and headed out into the hills for a short roadtrip. We ended up getting great footage of some pretty bizarre locations, exploring abandoned buildings and other ruins. The mountain pass that we planned to skate turned out to be extremely bumpy and quite rough. However, due to the narrowness of the road and plenty of slight kinks and bends it ended up being a very fun, technical run. Although not too fast, there were a few corners which caught you off guard and threw you wide if you didn’t watch out.

This Baboon trip was a first of its kind in that we had most of our riders present and a great opportunity for everyone to just hang out and skate. For us it’s trips like these that make skateboarding the great sport and culture that it is and we encourage you to grab a bunch of friends and go explore some hills whenever you can. It’s always worth it.


much love,

the Baboons

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Sam Jakins goes fast

This is our first video with team rider Sam Jakins, so we thought we’d keep it simple. A super gnarly, fast raw run. Sit back and Enjoy.

Music by Cape Town froth rock group Rosemary Townsend. Check out these talented, strapping young men on soundcloud. They will impress.

And if they take your fancy, give them a like on facebook and follow their shenanigans:

Have a splendid day,

the Baboons

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Chasing Groms

Baboon Boards brings you their latest freeride video, ‘Chasing Groms’. Filmed on a beautiful day in Cape Town, the Baboons had a fun session of filming and skating. Team Riders Nicky Taylor and Tom Jakins get chased down the hill by senior Baboon Alex Meyer with an epic soundtrack to accompany them. Sit back and enjoy.

Much love

the Baboons

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Team Rider Decio

We’re proud to announce that Decio Lourencio is now a Baboon Boards team rider. Don’t know who he is? You probably do…the man on his longboard setting off the speed camera down Kloof Nek? That’s him. Decio has been longboarding for a long time, since back when you could count the amount of SA downhill skaters on you fingers. After a couple of years hiatus, he emerged back on the longboarding scene with a bang, first having his Youtube video of the Kloof Nek bomb go viral, then by winning the 2013 Fair Cape race in an immensely competitive field in March.

Besides being a world class skater, Decio has been one of our best customers and after a while the Baboons started scratching their head thinking “Shit, this isn’t right, we might as well make him one of us”, so we gave him some stuff and made it official. Decio now rides the Rayne Avenger with Abec 11 Flashbacks.

Anyway, we’ve blabbed on long enough…keep your eyes out for some footage of this Baboon klapping it down some crazy hills in the future, and while we’re at it, join our YouTube Channel; we’ve been hard at work making what we think are good skating videos.

Cheers for now.

-the Baboons