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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Thread: K-Coast Sale
Jan 2, 2009, 05:59 PM #2
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.
Jan 2, 2009, 09:26 PM #3
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'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.
Jan 2, 2009, 11:45 PM #5
Word up Fletch-man no prob. Yea Jay Reale does an excellent service system there in ebodyboarding.com - almost ordered the Vipers there, but they only had a sale of 15% + S&H, and I made a better choice There's also a message board which I used there recently, Were Mike Stewart himself may just answer your question (if you're nice) which is awesome . . . .He's got a new movie out called FIRE - 2-discs and I'm hoping he does a premiere on the EC somewhere, I don't care where - I wanna go!
But yea, I ain't gonna travel anywhere far to get my surf gear when the surfs' in my backyard and the shops are just a couple minutes away.
And keeping the money local is VERY important. Always remember, that with every dollar that you spend, you are basically voting, in a sense. You are saying you support this product, brand, whatever it is, and you must think about the impact it may have on local economy. If you spend your money mail-ordering stuff that comes from China or somewhere overseas, then that money doesn't go back into the rotation of the economy.
Just think about this for a second while i scratch my ass
Last edited by ECsponger; Jan 3, 2009 at 03:58 AM. Reason: spelling error
KCOAST is the best. Chauncey's and Malibu's are cool and all, but at K-Coast the deals are awsome. We need waves bad, but later this week we should get some around Friday i think. Peace between all shops....
Jan 2, 2009, 10:46 PM #8
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.
Jan 2, 2009, 11:12 PM #10
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.