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    Favorite Surf shop?

    So just was wondering, what is your favorite surf shop and why. What makes you like one over the other. Looking at nj/de/md area.

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    Chauncey's is the best place in the Ocean City, Md and Assateague area. They're upfront and honest and aren't just out to make a sale. They get repeat business that way and I always try to support them.

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    i work at downtown chaunceys and even before i started everyones so laid back, and they give you the best hook ups in town

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    Natural Art in Hatteras.Best location,best surf report,best shaper,best glasser,best ding repair,best boards,best board prices,best board selection,and best of all,none of the BS you get in some other shops.They do everything on premises.The shaper and glasser and ding repair guy are all right there to take care of anything you want.

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    oh,sorry,you said nj/de/md,my mistake.Beach House in Bay Head or Wavejammer in Lavallette.Both have the best service possible,Wavejammer has the best prices for quality products anywhere,and that means anywhere,and Beach House has the top-of-the-line quality, except they aren't into much high-performance shortboards,only by far the best longboard shop.

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    +1 on for Scott at wave jammer and Eric at beach house surfshops ........great guys behind the counter at both shops, Gordo at brave new world is a good dude too........worst experience/service etc ......hands down in 25 years of surfing is spellbinders in deal......bad attitudes and bad vibes

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    Here's a good read talking about how to run a successful surf shop, its an old thread from Swaylocks:

    http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1015112

    Also a good quote:

    Up above, I mentioned being good to the customers who will 'bring it back a hundred fold'. Ok, that is not the 17 year old kid who surfs better than anybody else in the area. He will want his boards free, everything else free and stuff for all his buddies too. To blazes with him, he will bring in zero business and just be a drain on ya.

    The guys to be good to? The 30-50 year old cats who can surf badly to ok, who get no respect, who have the money. They buy stuff, they don't need credit terms, they buy stuff every year and they talk to each other a lot. Look at the email listservs on surfing, who is on 'em and exchanging info. And talking about the stuff they just bought and who from. Ah huh, it's not the modern day spicoli-duude equivalents, it's the older cats. Treat them well, have a coffee pot and paper cups for 'em.
    Best one I've been to on the east coast is Fort George Island SS in North Florida

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    So well put. Love the coffee pot idea. We're the ones that buy the boards and suits and clothes for our kids. and give ourselves gifts of repacement equipment that we purchased in the dark ages but came back to the same shop cause they treat us well. Then we talk to our friends about it and they come.
    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    Here's a good read talking about how to run a successful surf shop, its an old thread from Swaylocks:

    http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1015112

    Also a good quote:



    Best one I've been to on the east coast is Fort George Island SS in North Florida

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    wavejammer in lavalette is awesome, great prices, and also Right Coast Surf Shop in seaside park

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    BRAVE NEW WORLD all day, bro