In 1988, Geoff "Hutch" Hutchison purchased a small Surf Shop down the back of an alleyway in Victoria St Hamilton. Having just taken a redunancy from NZ Rail, Hutch decided to follow his passion of surfing & purchased the business named after Backdoor Pipe, a famous surf break on Hawaii's North Shore. After selling just one block of Wax on his 1st day he wondered whether he had done the right thing but that is all history now.
Joined by his brother in law in 1997 when Hutch decided to open a 2nd store in Hamilton. The business has now grown to a total of 13 stores. Both are passionate about surfing & also enjoy snowboarding in the winter months & have kids that love their skating, surfing & snowboarding. So whether it is Auckland, the Waikato, Mt Maunganui, Rotorua, Napier or our Online store, you'll find everything you need.
Backdoor is now New Zealand's leading specialist Surf store. With leading apparel brands like Billabong, Volcom, Quiksilver, Rip Curl, RPM, Federation, ilabb, Hurley together with a great range of new surfboards, wetsuits or bodyboards, we've got you covered! If you don't like the surf in winter and enjoy heading up the mountain we have a great selection of Snowboards from brands like Burton, Lib Tech & DC together with outerwear from Burton, Volcom, Billabong, DC & RPM that will keep you warm, dry & looking good this Winter.
Serious about surfing, Backdoor has the largest surf hardware range in the country with over 500 new surfboards. With leading International brands like JS, Channel Islands, Firewire, DHD & Rusty we try our best to provide surfers with the best equipment to enjoy their surfing. So no matter what you're after, from the latest high performance shortboard to a 9'6 Malibu check out our Sylvia Park, Takapuna, Hamilton, Mt Maunganui & Napier stores. We also have one of the best ranges of wetsuits in the country from brands like Billabong, Rip Curl, O'Neill, & Quiksilver that cater for all requirements.
If you are into Skateboarding, our stores carry a great range of the best gear available in NZ.
So whether you want the latest in surfwear, shoes, sunnies a new watch from the leading brands or a new surfboard, bodyboard, wetsuit, snowboard or skateboard, we've got the lot!