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ABOUT US

HISTORY

In 1988, Geoff "Hutch" Hutchison purchased a small surf shop down the back of an alleyway in Victoria St, Hamilton. Having just taken a redundancy from NZ Rail, he decided to follow his passion of surfing and 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 first day he wondered whether he had done the right thing…
Hutch was joined by his brother-in-law, Cameron Cutmore, in 1997 and a second store was opened. The rest is history – now with 15 stores across the North Island and a 16th store in Christchurch, Hutch and Cam are still hard at work along with a team of the originals, making sure that everything you see in store and online is true to our authentic roots.


TODAY
As New Zealand’s Largest Authentic Surf, Skate and Streetwear store, Backdoor is committed to finding you the best from our home-grown heroes ilabb, RPM and Federation alongside our international favourites Billabong, Volcom, Rip Curl, Rusty, Hurley, Nike SB, Vans and more.
With hundreds of new surfboards from Channel Islands, JS Industries, DHD, Firewire, Slater Designs, Haydenshapes (and others) our hardware programme is the best in the country. If your dream board isn’t in stock, you can custom order from a huge range of surfboards through your local Backdoor store or online. Looking for a wetsuit? Whether it’s the best value for money or the highest performance suit, we have you and your family covered year-round so you can make the most of your time in the water.
With a growing selection of decks, completes and hardware, our skate program is managed by a team who know what they’re doing - pop into your local for the best deals and expert advice.

Thanks for shopping with us, and supporting your local!
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