Thursday, October 30, 2014

Surfboard Bags: How Do I Know Which One Would Make the Best Investment?

Let’s face it, our surfboards are important. Without them, we’d all be hard-pressed to catch anything at the beach other than flack for dragging sand into the car, again. So it pays to protect them from the dings, scratches, cracks and snaps that sometimes happen while we make our way to the water. Buying a surfboard bag or sock is one of the best ways to do that. The surfboard socks are great if you live close enough to the beach to walk there. The bags, on the other hand, are good for the long haul.

Understandably, there are a lot of fantastic surfboard bags out there to choose from. Some are designed to simply be day bags. They are excellent for short jaunts to beaches that are located a few hours away or less. And others are categorized as travel bags. They’re best suited for those surf vacations that involve transporting the surfboards to far away shores. So at this point you’re probably wondering, “How do I know which bag will make the best investment?”

Other than personal preferences, size, shape and weight considerations, there are at least five additional features that we’d suggest taking into account when purchasing surfboard bags. The first three all have to do with protecting the surfboard’s most fragile areas. Yes, we are talking about the nose, fin and rails. Whichever bag you choose, make sure that they have enough padding and support in those areas to be meaningful. Otherwise, your surfboard may still sustain damage during transport.

The remaining two surfboard bag features to take into account are the materials used in its construction and the amount of pockets available. Ideally, the materials should be durable enough to withstand light to moderate impacts as well as contact with the elements. After all, we are talking about abrasive sand and sea salt here. And as for the pockets, well, they are great at helping keep things organized. For example, you could use them to safely store your wax or an extra pair of boardshorts.

At, we have a variety of surfboard day bags, travel bags and board socks on offer, including the hottest name brands. Among them are Creatures of Leisure, Sticky Bumps, DaKine, FCS, Ocean & Earth, Volcom and Destination Surf. To learn more about them and get additional assistance in picking the right surfboard bags or socks for your lifestyle, please contact us today.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Take Hurley and Quiksilver Into Colder Weather

We know some of you have the luxury of living in a warm, tropical climate where you can hit the waves year-round. But some of us live in places where we have to listen to the snow forecasts instead of the tide reports and can only go surfing in our minds.

But that doesn't mean you can't represent surf culture even when the weather is anything but sunny. Here are our top picks for embracing a beach lifestyle even if you live somewhere in the Midwest.
  1. Hurley One and Only Zip Hoody: Pull that hood up around your face on those blustery days.
  2. Roxy and Boys Beanie: With a beanie that hangs loose, you'll look like a laid-back surfer even in the dead of winter.
  3. Quiksilver Solid Streak Surf Shirt: Who says you can't chill around the house in your fave shirt for catching waves?
  4. Hurley One and Only V-Neck Sweater: Dress up for a holiday party and still keep your surfer cred.
  5. Hurley Phantom Boardwalk Hat: Swap out that hat you love to wear with the tropical print on it for this cap in a heavier material and low-key color.
  6. Quiksilver Snit Stripe Sweater: The cold-weather version of a classic nautical shirt.
  7. Quiksilver Hot Dog Youth Beanie: Little dudes have to keep their melons warm, too.
  8. Hurley One and Only Slim Women's Zip Hoody: Perfect to pair with your flannel pajama pants.
  9. Hurley Jag LS Button Down Shirt: Channel your inner lumberjack with a plaid button-down.
  10. Roxy Whole Hearted LS Rash Guard: Layer your rash guard over a tank when you hit a yoga class.
To look at the best surfing products around (no matter what time of year it is), visit our website or contact us.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Get Your Surfboards Ready and Earn a $50,000 Sponsorship

Have you ever had a dream of becoming a professional surfer?  Do you think you have what it takes to hang with the pro surfers?  If you know how to catch a wave and surf like a crazy person, your dreams could come true.

For the second year in a row, O'Neill is hosting a video wildcard contest.  You could become their next wildcard surfer just by submitting a 30 second video.  Your 30 second video should be your very best surfing, with lots of action, but it can't be edited! There is also an application to fill out and turn in along with a headshot. Applications will be accepted until September 19th.

A panel of judges will decide on the top four videos that O'Neill receives, and then online voting will determine the grandprize winner out of the four finalists.

So get your surfboards ready and have a friend ready to film you in action, and you could be the winner that receives the invitation to surf in the 2014 O'Neill Coldwater Classic Invitational in Santa Cruz, California. The Invitational will take place at Steamer Lake October 28th - November 1st. The winner of the invitational will receive the O'Neill Wetsuit contract worth $50,000.

If you need to upgrade your surf equipment or your surf look, contact us at, we have all your favorite surf brands including O'Neill at one convenient website, so you can spend less time shopping, and more time practicing and perfecting your best surf tricks.  Maybe they could land you 50k.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boardshorts Made From Recycled Materials

A day on the beach in early fall is magical.  When you have a few friends along, and a surfboard in tow, you just can't go wrong.

Of course, you can't enjoy a great day out surfing, if you don't have a quality pair of boardshorts. There are so many styles, colors and brands of boardshorts available on the market that its hard to imagine there being much new innovation when it comes to boardshorts. However, it may be time to up upgrade your look.

Quiksilver, already known for their incredible boardshorts, is making waves with its latest design.  Quiksilver is releasing a new line of boardshorts that are made out of recycled plastic bottles.  Each pair of boardshorts is made out of 11 plastic bottles, re-purposed into fiber that is called Repreve. Boardshorts made out of Repreve fibers will be released as Quiksilver AG47. 

Quiksilver AG47 boardshorts will also use Dry Flight Technology that repels water and dries quickly while offering four way stretch. Surfers rely on the environment to enjoy the sport they love, so offering surfers a choice that helps protect the environment is a great idea. 

Surfers will be able to upgrade their boardshorts, and feel great about their purchase, knowing that they are promoting recycling innovations.  When you're ready to look for a new pair of boardshorts, look no further than, where you will find all the latest trends in surfing apparel, equipment and accessories.

Please contact us for all your surfing and surf culture needs.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Surfboards are the main focus of September Surf Expo

With fall quickly approaching you may think your days at the beach are numbered, but colder weather is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite surfing equipment.

Surfboard fanatics should be sure to check out Surf Expo 2014.  Surf Expo will take place January 8th through the 10th in Orlando Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. Surf expo has over 2600 booths and draws crowds that exceed over 26,000 people. It's a great place to meet other surfing enthusiasts, and to see all the latest trends in the expansive surfing community.  If you can't make the January show, don't worry they also have one next September, so you can plan ahead to attend.

This year's surf expo will feature a surfboard shaping challenge.  In the challenge, craftsmen will compete to shape two surfboards in under three hours. Other highlights of the Expo include demonstrations and fashion shows.

If you're not local to Florida, don't worry you can also find all the latest surf equipment and accessories online at (it's a lot like having an expo online 24 hours a day seven days a week).  We are your one stop internet shop for surfboards, apparel, accessories and equipment. We carry all your favorite brands like Hurley and Quiksilver.  

Please contact us when you're ready to outfit yourself for the next beautiful day at the beach.  We take the hassle out of surf shopping, so you can spend all your time catching waves.