Surf Shop: Mollusk Venice

by Glenn Sakamoto on March 13, 2012 · 3 comments

Who: Mollusk Surf Shop: Venice. One of two locations (the other in San Francisco), Mollusk has been in business since 2007. This is not another hipster boutique, but an honest-to-goodness surf shop.









 You can find longboards, fish, hulls, eggs, and more by local shapers such as Scott Anderson, Brian Hilbers, Klaus Jones, as well as such notables as Gary Hanel, Greg Liddle, Marc Andreini, John Wesley, and The Campbell Brothers. They carry an extensive line of their own clothing, shoes, and hats. Check out their DVD collection, too. How: Mollusk works with local craftspeople to help support their local community. The store is an expression of what they represent: authenticity in surfing.Trivia: Lately they’ve become a music venue of sorts, hosting notable musicians such as Jackson Browne. Where: 1600 Pacific Avenue Venice, CA 90291. Telephone (310) 396‑1969. Website: Johnny Goss, Store Manager.



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paige March 14, 2012 at 7:28 am

I love the shop in SF, but every time I go into the one in venice these guys act like they are too cool to be working there, and too cool to answer my questions. Maybe its an LA thing I don’t know. I’ll spend my cash at the one in SF, but not here again. I’m not in the scene I just like to surf.


vbwl March 14, 2012 at 8:24 am

I live in Venice so I pop into the shop every once in a while. I’ve had great experiences with the guys working there, with the exception of the rockabilly dude. That guy is kind of a dick. Every shops got one.


Daniel March 15, 2012 at 7:58 am

Different folks are going to have different experiences I guess. I’m on the East Coast and ordered a board through the Venice shop and they were awesome(specifically Johnny, I hope he’s not the “rockabilly dude” you’re referencing). I also visited the Venice shop and the guys there were cool. It was the(now former) Brooklyn location that seemed to ooze ‘tude whenever I stopped in there.


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