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.
What: 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: mollusksurfshop.com. Johnny Goss, Store Manager.