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Boom Skateboarding
Founded 📆1992; 32 years ago (1992) (as Boom Skateboards)
Founders 👔Andrew Morrison and Andrew Mapstone
Headquarters 🏙️, ,
Area served 🗺️
Oceania, New Zealand, Australia
Products 📟 Skateboard equipment, apparel, accessories, videos
OwnerAndrew Morrison and Andrew Mapstone
Number of employees
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Boom Skateboards is a New Zealand-based skateboard company, owned by Frank Edwards, who is a long time and well known skateboarding personality in the country.[1] Edwards began his involvement in skateboarding back in the 1970s when he helped to popularise skateboarding in the country.[2] After having spent time in [California] and being introduced to numerous skateboard personalities of the time, he realised the sport was beginning to grow internationally and decided to bring it to the New Zealand market. In 1976 a group of New Zealand skateboard manufacturers, surf shop owners and skateboarders set up the New Zealand Skateboarders Association[3] to, promote the sport and run skateboarding competitions. Regular events were held at Auckland's Glenfield Mall, watched by thousands of spectators.[citation needed] The three major professional teams of the era were Trax, Edward's and Radio Hauraki 1480 Kroozers.[4]

Edwards decided to launch his first skate brand, Edwards, in 1978[5] after opening the first Cheapskates store in Kybver Pass Auckland. The flagship store has become and a mecca for generations of the New Zealand skateboarders through the 80s, 90s 2000s and are still going strong today.[6]

Along with skateboarders Andrew Morrison[7] and Andrew Mapstone, BOOM skateboarding was launched in 1992. BOOM currently makes decks wheels, trucks as well as clothing and other accessories.

In a television interview in 2015,[8] Edwards was introduced as "one of the biggest skateboarding personalities in Australasia" and in another article, he is cited as being a trailblazer for the sport in New Zealand.[9] Boom and Edwards are still popular in New Zealand today.[citation needed]


The idea for an Australasian skate business was born in the back of Cheapskates [1][non-primary source needed] - a roller skate and surf shop started by Frank Edwards in 1978. Along with Edwards, Andrew Morrison and Andrew Mapstone spear-headed the launch in 1992. They started off by locally screen printing US Made blanks with a small Boom logo and soon the word about the locally produced quality got around. A few years later they launched Boom Denim, Cargo Pants and began producing their first pro-model skateboards. Over the years Boom has supported some of Australasia's most legendary skateboard icons. Today Boom is still run by its original owner, Frank Edwards, who also owns and manufactures skateboard apparel and hardware under several other brand names such as Edwards, Strobe, Metal, and several others.[10]

Notable team[edit]

  • Andrew Morrison
  • Antony Mapstone
  • Justin Watene
  • Secombe Watene
  • Levi Hawken
  • Andrew Mapstone
  • Aaron Jenkins
  • Chey Atari
  • Trent Bonham
  • Andy Walker
  • Tim Black
  • Zac Houra
  • James Kennedy
  • Stu Kendall
  • Aaron Hatton
  • Adam Maclennan
  • Aaron Jenkin
  • Rocky Ng
  • Bernard Foo
  • Bjorn Johnston
  • Phil Dean
  • Sid Tapia
  • Mick Yuen
  • Tristan Walker
  • Jeff Sanders
  • Demian Freeman
  • Dennis Durant
  • Dion Johnson


  1. "A brief history lesson on Edwards Skateboards".
  2. "Edwards Skateboarding NZ in 1978".
  3. "NZ Skateboarding Association".
  4. "Frank Edwards - Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand".
  5. Veart, David (20 November 2014). Edwards Skateboarding - Google Books. ISBN 9781775587620. Search this book on
  6. "Cheapskates NZ".[non-primary source needed]
  7. "Andrew Morrison Interview NZ".
  8. "Frank Edwards Celebrates BOOM Skateboards". YouTube.[non-primary source needed]
  9. "Aotearoa skateboarding community celebrates 44 years".
  10. "List of other skateboard brands under the Edwards production in NZ".[non-primary source needed]

External links[edit]

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