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 17 stores across the North Island plus a 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.
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!