About us

Bored of Southsea

Our Story:

Bored of Southsea first opened it’s doors in October 1997 with the simple aim of supporting local skaters and also offering alternative products to the city, many of which come from an independent background.

With a couple of years under our belt we also started to print of few of our own T-shirts using local artists work and sold them through the store which has always gone down well, also when we traded in Elm Grove in the early ‘00’s’ our store was also home to ‘Unkle Al’s’ records for period specialising in Hip hop and also ‘Morgan’s BMX store’ which again supplied hardware to the local scene for a time.

We’ve moved into Albert Road around 20 years ago and as the store developed we began trading online with the store putting more focus into skateboarding and working with more commercial brands such as Carhartt WIP, Nike SB, and Adidas.

Over the years we’ve helped launch skateboard categories from the likes of Nike SB, Adidas, NB# Numeric, Levi’s and many more into the marketplace. Also Palace skateboards alongside a wealth of independent skateboard companies from the UK, US and throughout Europe.

Around 18 years ago we also began to sell Southsea Bronx Strong Island products which hit the ground running and many local’s see the logo as an alternative logo to this city with T-shirts been spotted on people as far away as dusty road’s in Peru.

Our own store product grew and grew and we’ve been lucky to collaborate with Carhartt WIP, Spitfire wheels, DVS shoes, Independent Truck Company clothing and artists such as the likes of Richard Sawyer “French”, Fergus Purcell, Justin Poulter, Junior Bruce (I Love Dust) Rob Trigg, John Geany, David Earl Dixon, Mark ‘Fos’ Foster, Luke Dharma 77, David Millard, Russell Hardman AKA ‘Grow a Brain” Sodavekt (Andrew Gibbs).


Bored of Southsea, 23 Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2SE

+ 44 (0) 2392 426 388

Opening hours
Monday 10:30 am to 6 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am to 6 pm
Thursday 10:30 am to 6 pm
Friday 10:30 am to 6 pm
Saturday 9.30 am to 6 pm
Sunday - Closed


Our work with Skateboarding

The store has helped plan and build Milton Skate park in association with Portsmouth City Council which has helped the skate scene here hugely, we’ve endlessly organised skate jams, video premiers and hosted skate tours through the store including Blueprint skateboards, Nike SB, New Balance Numeric, Volcom, Palace and Polar Skate Co and also Dickies “life’’ more recently.

We have worked alongside the undercover skate park project to create what is now Pitt ST skatepark which is thriving in the city. Bringing lots of skateboarders.

We continue to support and promote the growing scene here in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas just as we did when we opened back in 1997.