My nephews told me they were on the lookout for a great online surf shop.
“What’s the big deal?” I asked them. They told me that the best surf retailers are on the West Coast. I told them they needed to do some surfing online to find great deals and products, no matter where you live!
What Can You Find at an Online Surf Shop?
Surfing, skateboarding and inline skating disciplines have become almost synonymous, with devotees of these pastimes sporting the same, (if not, then very similar), clothing and accessories.
It’s an attitude that people who love these sports display.
Online surf shops provide a number of things, including surf and wake boards, protective clothing, surf and wakeboard gloves, skating and surfing equipment as well as apparel for those times when you aren’t on the water or your board.
Interestingly, protective clothing now includes such things as rash guards, originally designed to safeguard skin from surf and sand irritation. Today, a rash guard also protects against sun exposure, with many of these shirts providing an SPF of as much as 50.
Considering that typical sunscreen – that washes off in water or with perspiration – has an SPF of 30, rash guards are a great innovation!
In addition to long and short sleeve rash guard shirts, there are surf shorts made of the same rash guard protective fabrics. You can find both shirts and shorts available in adult mens and womens sizes, and there are also sizes specifically for children.
Accessories for surfing and skateboarding are available, too, with things like board fins, leashes, wax, board bags and racks for travel, books and dvds on improving your skills, and more. If you’re looking for a great board, you can find these at an online surf retailer as well.
Online Surf Shops Have Joined the 21st Century – They Ship Anything!
Something that used to be more cost prohibitive is shipping your chosen surf boards or accessories. Today, though, with the internet, many online surf shops have taken the step of offering free or reduced shipping costs.
Most online retailers now offer free shipping on purchases of more than $100 or $125, or a reduced shipping expense of say $5 or so for $50 orders. You’ll want to check the terms of each online store, but you may be pleasantly surprised.
This way, you can shop in comfort at home, find the best deals and have them shipped right to your door. And you aren’t penalized (have to spend more $$) if you buy online. With free shipping, you end up spending the exact same amount as if you walked in the door of the store!
I love shopping this way!
This allows even the smallest surf and skateboard specialty retailers to compete successfully in a global market.
Online Surf Shops Carry All the Major Brands, Plus More
You can find O’Neill, Lost, Hurley, Lost Enterprises, Billabong, Roxy, Dakine and more.
Plus, you may find some products carried by these online surf retailers that are brand new on the market.
This is because surf and skateboard enthusiasts often come up with innovations to make surfing or skating more safe, fun or practical. Perhaps there is a new stunt that someone has developed a tool or piece of equipment for.
This may be something as simple as a new type of wax that has been developed, or maybe some new type of skateboard wheels or surfboard shape.
The internet has allowed enthusiasts who have a touch of entrepreneur in them to create and market their new innovation. Many online surfing shops are delighted to carry these new products because that places them on the cutting edge of new technology in the sport.
So whatever your interest, you can find clothing, equipment, apparel and accessories at an online surf shop.