Surf Shops

Graham Day

by Bruce Cowan on July 19, 2010 · 2 comments

Graham Day is a California surfer/shop owner who runs and operates Shelter Surf Shop. Growing up in a beach-oriented lifestyle, Graham brings a blend of music, art, and surf culture to the city of Long Beach. We spent some time with him to learn more. [click to continue]

Kenneth Mockett

by Glenn Sakamoto on April 30, 2010 · 2 comments

Kenneth Mockett is a California surfer who created the unique surf shop Icons of Surf. Based in San Clemente, the store recreates the vibe of surf shops from back in the day. We spoke with Ken to learn more about his life and his inspiration. [click to continue]

Austin Saunders

by Mary Mills on April 13, 2010 · 23 comments

Austin Saunders is an East Coast surfer/shaper who quite simply, builds beautiful surfboards. Entirely self-taught, he started his own business at the age of sixteen – mastering the arts of designing, shaping and glassing. We spoke with Austin to learn more. [click to continue]

Mitch Abshere

by Mary Mills on March 17, 2010 · 11 comments

Mitch Abshere is a California surfer  who is the owner of Captain Helm surf shop, the Captain Fin Co., and the wetsuit company Sea Vessel. Determined to do things differently, Mitch blazes new trails and keeps surfing real. We caught up with Mitch and asked a few questions. [click to continue]

Tyler Hatzikian

by Glenn Sakamoto on March 4, 2010 · 8 comments

Tyler Hatzikian is a California surfer/shaper who was born and raised in the South Bay. Featured in the films Singlefin: Yellow and One California Day, Tyler makes beautiful hand crafted boards in the traditional way. We caught up with him to talk about surfing, shaping, and sprint cars. [click to continue]

Chris Rule

by Glenn Sakamoto on February 27, 2010 · 7 comments

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Nick Cocores

by Glenn Sakamoto on December 3, 2009 · 5 comments

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Nick Cocores is a California surfer and owner of Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach. His unique vision has brought many talented artists and shapers to the forefront and has positioned his shop as a design leader. Nick shares with us his journey. [click to continue]

Dave Allee

by Glenn Sakamoto on November 20, 2009 · 6 comments


Dave Allee is the owner of Almond Surfboards in Newport Beach. At 24 years old, he represents a new breed of surfer/shaper/shop owner who is taking full control of his creative output. We interview him as he juggles the responsibilities of running a business and just having fun. [click to continue]