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    K-Coast Sale

    Well, you guys done sh!t the bed on that thread. I wanted to post something POSITIVE about it, and I'd say the best thing to do is support your local surf shops, keep the money local, and you will save.

    I picked up a pair of Viper fins for $50 - Thats a good deal because you can't find them for cheaper - anywhere! 20% off ALL bodyboarding items, including boards.

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    Not a bad deal on the Vipers at K-Coast. Doesn't change the fact that the old Shoreline Board Shop was the best deal around for the bodysurfing, bodyboarding, kneeboarding folks, and nothing like it comes remotely close.

    Can't say I buy very many items at the local DelMarVa shops since they don't carry much of what I need or can't touch the deals I have gotten while traveling. When most of the surf shop sales people are pretty and clueless "surf chicks" or "dugh, like wow" surf dudes it is easy to spend your money where the service and prices are best. For me that has been at Cleanline Surf Shop (N. Oregon), Surf Town Surf Shop (Rincón, PR), and Surf Zone Surf Shop (Ramey Base, Aguadilla, PR). For some reason, I have gotten some very good deals and service at WRV in VaBeach, on wetsuits and such. The Longboard House (Melbourne Beach) has also been the real deal even though longboarding is not my cup of tea. And Jay Reale's e-Bodyboarding is hard to beat - Jay is very service-oriented and provides excellent support.

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    No disrespect to any of the shops you just mentioned, but, I put Kcoast in a higher class as far as technical knowledge and customer service than most other shops. I work hard to make it that way and I also make sure the other employees do the same thing. Supporting local businesses is important, especially now. Anytime you need anything, even if it's something we don't have in stock, I'm sure we can help you out. Jay Reale is a killer guy and a long time family friend, so supporting him and his business is awesome. But like i said earlier. try and support your local business, because chances are whatever profession you're in is probably supported by your community in some way or the other. By the way, thanks for the support ECsponger, we we're getting bashed on the other thread. I have no idea what the deal was with some of those posts, i guess some people are just allways pissed about something.

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    I've noticed over the past many months that when the surf is flat, all of the forum threads turn to crap... no matter what the topic is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fletcher View Post
    No disrespect to any of the shops you just mentioned, but, I put Kcoast in a higher class as far as technical knowledge and customer service than most other shops. I work hard to make it that way and I also make sure the other employees do the same thing. Supporting local businesses is important, especially now. Anytime you need anything, even if it's something we don't have in stock, I'm sure we can help you out. Jay Reale is a killer guy and a long time family friend, so supporting him and his business is awesome. But like i said earlier. try and support your local business, because chances are whatever profession you're in is probably supported by your community in some way or the other. By the way, thanks for the support ECsponger, we we're getting bashed on the other thread. I have no idea what the deal was with some of those posts, i guess some people are just always pissed about something.
    I've had some good interactions at K-Coast, don't get me wrong, especially at the original, smaller shop. Chauncey's on the bay side has given be good, *timely* ding repair service - Blair has always taken care of me in that department. Malibu's carries a nice line of boards and has treated our group well - he's loaned an emergency wetsuit in the winter and a board bag for a friend's trip - just not much to meet my needs. And Liquid has a good worker or two.

    To tell you the truth the worst ever experiences in a surf shop have been in Haleiwa and Huntington Beach. In Haleiwa, one of the dudes couldn't really add basic numbers in calculating the cost of a friend's rental - maybe he was on acid or something, but there were a number of space cadets in that shop (Surf-N-Sea). Huntington Beach Surf & Sport was the other loser shop.

    I bought my first wet suit components out of a barrel from Bob White at WRV, at the old shop at the Y on the road into the beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fletcher View Post
    No disrespect to any of the shops you just mentioned, but, I put Kcoast in a higher class as far as technical knowledge and customer service than most other shops. I work hard to make it that way and I also make sure the other employees do the same thing. Supporting local businesses is important, especially now. Anytime you need anything, even if it's something we don't have in stock, I'm sure we can help you out. Jay Reale is a killer guy and a long time family friend, so supporting him and his business is awesome. But like i said earlier. try and support your local business, because chances are whatever profession you're in is probably supported by your community in some way or the other. By the way, thanks for the support ECsponger, we we're getting bashed on the other thread. I have no idea what the deal was with some of those posts, i guess some people are just allways pissed about something.
    I was just messing around on the other thread w/ seth but k-coast is a really good shop. I always go there.I was joking before about not liking it and so was the other kid.

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    No worries. In the future, if there is a problem at the shop feel free to let me know. By the way, we need some waves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fletcher View Post
    No worries. In the future, if there is a problem at the shop feel free to let me know. By the way, we need some waves.
    yeh the strong west wind is pissing me off.

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    Credit where due

    I've found Fletcher and the staff at KCoast to be great - regarding board selection for me during the winter sale and outfitting my children in wetsuits for mid-winter fun. Their inventory is truly impressive - if they don't have what you need in stock right now, they'll do what it takes to get it in a timely manner.

    Like any other retailer, there will be times that some prices may be higher than the competition, but there are also times when great deals are to be had. Most importantly, at least in my experience, is that they'll treat you right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    I've noticed over the past many months that when the surf is flat, all of the forum threads turn to crap... no matter what the topic is.
    i know it sucks. especially with everyone hating on another. to tell you how bad these flat spells are i've started to watch rocky movies when the surfs been flat right now im on rocky 4 and ths has been the second with no surf for me since one it sucks and 2 yesterday i was sick.