LEO Black Bamboo Surfskate


They act as if being the best is a bad thing.

As if The Leo should step down from being the center of attention, so someone more humble can take its place.

A lion that strolls the prairie is bound to scare the other animals. Should we blame the lion?

When the sun rises, the rest of the solar system disappears. Should the sun stop shining?

Absolutely not.

The Leo demands attention because it deserves attention.


Leo is a versatile surfskate that has a deck shape familiar to a street deck, encouraging a wide variety of tricks and riding styles. The Surf Adapter in the front gives the Leo its fire, and the High quality 150MM Waterborne Trucks, Black Chrome Bearings and Living Water Surf Skate Wheels mean that it will last for years and years of hard riding. Waterborne’s signature black bamboo deck looks as incredible as they feel under your feet. A mild flex gives you haptic feedback as you ride.

Ships from: California, France, Asia, or Australia 

Leo & Pisces


Waterborne Black Bamboo is made by bathing fast growing bamboo in natural dye for 3 days. This allows the material time to soak in its new signature color, all the way to its core. The color will not be taken away by scratches, razor tail, or sun fade. Where other decks are maple wood sandwiched with bamboo venire, Waterborne Black Bamboo decks are 100% bamboo, and extremely robust!



LEO Black Bamboo Surfskate feels at home carving the boardwalk as much as it does riding ramps and bowls at the skatepark.

PISCES High Performance cruiser can effortlessly pump long distances thanks to its rear truck's Rail Adapter. It can zip through your town, local park, or campus with ease.



Our clear-coat griptape is made from 100%

recycled glass. The glass is crushed down to

a consistent grain size, and then tumbled

to take the edges off. It is then sprayed

onto our Black Bamboo decks for ideal

high performance grip, especially when

bare foot skating!

Black Bamboo New Mexican Adventure


is a shaped street deck with a kick in the nose and tail. The familiar deck makes this a great cross over board for anybody who has a background in park or street skating, and has taken an interest in Surfstyle. Lean hard onto your toes or heels, drop a hand onto the ground, and let the LEO wrap a tight circle around you.

Black Bamboo surfskates

We decided to make two surfskates with a classic design, quality feel, and modern style.


is a High Performance take on the cruiser board. The deck shape will be familiar to anybody who's ripped a cruiser through a college campus, across a beach town, or flown down a traffic-free mountain road. The twist on the PISCES is the Rail Adapter on the rear, which enables a much higher ceiling for carving speed. 15mph is the money zone on this board.


Living Water wheels

Our new 2022 urethane formula is a softer wheel and a harder core with the balance of the wheel leaning slightly more towards grip. The rounded edges allow these wheels to grab the ground more gradually after forcing them into a slide so they do not upset the balance of your board.


High Velocity Black Chrome Bearings

Bearings are often a detail that go overlooked in the design of a skateboard. However, these bearings and their packaging were developed to make the most difference in the feel of your board, yet create the least ecological impact.

Waterborne Skateboards Product Warranty | Lifetime Guarantee

All Waterborne Skateboards genuine products are guaranteed to perform through their lifetime. Surf and Rail Adapter Aluminum parts and kingpins are guaranteed never to fail under normal usage. Irregular usage is defined by performing high impact maneuvers, riding over 20mph, or riding while heavier than 250 lbs. Bushings are guaranteed against tearing for 2 years and properly maintained Surf Adapter bearings should last 1 year. If you have any questions or claims about one of our products please contact customer support here: support@waterborneskateboards.freshdesk.com

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

So amazing! Rides super smooth, really feels like your surfing! Absolutely love it and recommend it.

Erik Tenbrink
Give it time

Did not like it right out of the box. Had used the surf-skate setup before on a longboard & liked the flexibility it gave when riding. Seems to loosen things up when riding. However, it makes a large difference when using with just the front setup. You really have to use both. I thought I could cheap out & buy just the front, but it makes quite a difference in being able to pump/carve without setting your foot down. Back to the board - this board is really nicely setup & you can easily plant your feet without feeling like you're slipping. When I first got the board it felt a bit stiff & eventually it became a bit more worn in. Easy on flats to go-go-go forever without putting your foot on the ground. Once you get good, you can even go up slopes (no, not hills). Would recommend to anyone who's got knee/foot issues if they still like to skate, but are getting old. Got some Elementary school relatives who used it & loved it! Can feel the quality in the setup, & it's worth the $$$. The kick on tail & Nose I think really helps with pump/carve & it helps to lock your feet in. Again, you need to get the rear Surf adapter as well. That bamboo wedge just makes it the same height.