Located on a busy intersection in Venice, the Lone Wolfs Objets d’Surf is a quaint, little surf shop with not only surfboards on offer, but also fins, wetsuits and other surfing gear including Octopus Traction Pads and Octopus Comp Leash. The laid-back owners, the customer -friendly return policies and the modestly-priced items take away the need to look any further than Lone Wolfs if you want to buy a surfboard or other accoutrements. They also have a collection of books, postcards, clothes, hats and bags along with a recording studio in the back of the store.
Nikau Kai Waterman Shop caters to visitors and locals looking for quality surfing and water sports gear in Manhattan beach. The store has everything from boards to accessories and trendy lifestyle clothing. You'll fond brands like Bolt, Matuese, LifeProof, Herschel and Rip Curl in the store, as well as their signature line. The store is owned and operated by avid surfers, so expert advice is always a conversation way. You can also sign up for surf classes, a great way to get started.
Phil Becker has hand shaped more than 100,000 surfboards in his lifetime almost twice as many than any other shaper in the world. He has created boards for the past 40 years and is a well-respected names in the business. Choose from trendy sporting accessories, apparel for men and women, swimwear, wetsuits among other things. The store also carries everything else a surfer needs, whether you are going out for your first or your thousandth ride.Check website for more details.
Inspired by and created for the people of California, General Admission is so much more than just an ordinary men's boutique. The store hopes to be a meeting place for the city's surfers, artists and musicians; a place where they can come together, share ideas and find support. Inspired by the vibrant culture of Venice Beach, the boutique boasts as aesthetic that reflects the neighborhood's quintessential laid-back vibe. Surf boards, clothing, lifestyle goods and accessories occupy the store's shelves and racks, sharing space with paintings and photographs - the work of local artists. The boutique offers its very own line of made-in-America clothing, as well as the wares of brands like OuterKnown, Banks and Raen - cool and comfortable, yet stylish. General Admission is located just a few blocks off the beach at the intersection of Brooks and Pacific Avenues.
I. Martin Imports is stuffed with bikes, quite literally, since they are stacked to the ceiling as well as all things related to bicycles. There is every kind of bike imaginable here, from 10 to 12 to even 18 speed bikes, from makers such as Diamond Back, Bottechia, Trek and Bianchi. Price-range is versatile from very low to expensive high end models. The staff is well-informed and can get you onto the appropriate bike for your ability level. The service department is both quick and reliable.
Plaid flannel shirts and hiking boots will never go out of style with the customers of R.E.I. All things outdoors is the theme here, from camping and fishing to backpacking and rock-climbing. R.E.I. sells and rents everything you could ever imagine needing while out in the elements, and the prices are reasonable. For a nominal price, you can join the co-op, and receive a dividend usually equal to ten percent of your yearly purchases, but non-members can shop here as well.
Soccer may not yet be the biggest sport in the United States, but it is played fervently in Southern California all year long. Soccer Shop USA maintains some of the best exclusively soccer retail shops around, with two stores in L.A. one in Van Nuys. Along with top-of-the-line footwear, pads, balls and jerseys, the store carries instructional videos, World Cup memorabilia and replica jerseys of the some of the world's best players. The company also has an online store.
Big 5 Sporting Goods is located throughout California and most western states. This branch features a reliable selection of equipment and apparel for most popular sports. Sports and recreational activities represented include camping, backpacking, fishing, baseball, softball, football, basketball and soccer, just to name a few. In keeping with Southern California spirit, swimming, water polo, skating, skiing, snowboarding and a number of other water and snow sports are represented here as well. Other goods usually found in stores include binoculars, telescopes, licensed goods, nutritional supplements and sunglasses.
The centrally located outpost of this budget-friendly shoe chain stocks an extensive range of sports shoes for men, women and kids. Shoes are streamlined into sport-specific categories, namely running, skating, soccer and basketball. While WSS' main forte is shoes, the store also stocks a smattering of sports apparel and outerwear like jackets and shorts, as well as accessories such as backpacks and socks. Find brands like Puma, Nike, Vans, Adidas, Skechers, Jordan and Converse at the store.
"Surfboards R Us" is what this place should be called, they sell more than 80 different types of surfboards here. From small trofin wave carvers to classic longboards, this surf pro shop has the distinction of being considered the first shop not directly on the beach to sell water wares. If surfing is your thing, browse the California casual wear or create a tropical statement from the hundreds of Hawaiian shirts and bathing suits.