Surfing is completely free... technically. It's free once you get all of your gear dialed in, but that's not easy to do on your own. If you get any piece of your gear wrong, it's not cheap to fix it. So what do we NEED to get in the water this fall that'll carry us through the winter season and into spring?
Surfboard - Fitting people for their first new board is probably our best skill, especially with the demo program and 33 day ride it, love it guaranty. If you're not stoked on your board, we'll swap sizes, models, constructions, or outright build it from scratch, provided you cover any shipping costs. You'll get full credit for your board even with a little wax and some heal dents on the deck. We carry a wide array of board models and we're rolling out a half dozen more through the end of the year! We've got a board for every surfer...
Board bag - You wouldn't drive a car without insurance, right? Most board damage happens out of the water. We shut the wagon door too hard, run the nose into the side mirror, or worse, it falls over while it's leaning against your car. Save yourself hundreds of dollars in ding repair. Wrap it up! Surfboards die a slow death with UV exposure, a bag can easily double the life of your board by keeping it cool, out of the UV light, and out of the ding repair rack. We've designed a series of bags to cover our whole lineup with 5mm padding and clean, white tarpee material that's light weight, keeps the board cool, and is easy to clean! For the right size bag, go with the same size as your board, or the next size up.
Leash - This is one of the most overlooked new board purchase accessories. We get so jazzed on our new stick that we fin it up on the spot and run out the door forgetting the one thing that keeps us from swimming for our board after every wipeout, a LEASH! Without it, even the best of us end up going for a swim to fetch our board. A leash is going to keep your board out of the rocks, better yet, it's going to keep you and others safe from loose boards bouncing through the inside lineup. We use the best in the biz when it comes to securing our boards. Stay Covered is a local Oceanside, San Diego leash maker that build the go-to leash for the XXL Big Wave World Tour surfers.
Wax - It's absolutely crucial. Coming off of softop foam boards, surf wax isn't even on most newer surfers' radars. Hard boards are sanded baby-butt-smooth and turn into banana peels when wet if there's no wax. The wax is there to give you tack and grip under your feet so you don't end up slipping and sliding all over the place. You cannot surf a hard board without wax on the deck, period. We send you out with a package of 4 bars to carry you through a full season of surf. We use an organic based wax that's safe for the environment and has a cool tropical sent to mask that funky towel that never dries!
Wetsuit - Unless you live in Hawaii, The Gulf, South Florida, or outside of the U.S., you're going to need some neoprene to stay cozy when the waves are at their best, late fall, winter and early spring. Even San Diego drops into the mid 50's, which is the equivalent of a full body ice cream headache if you don't have a good wetsuit. Depending on where you surf, you probably need an even thicker wetsuit than we do. We go with Xcel for all of our neoprene. They've got the widest range of sizing and availability on the market and their quality and value are next to none!
The bottom line is this, we're going to be offering the full package, everything you need to get in the water, stay warm and keep your board in good shape, as a package deal that can save you up to $150. You're going to need it all anyways, so why wait and pay full price?
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