Sharing stoke, waves and high fives is what makes surfing fun. These key ingredients can easily be lost without the environment and more importantly the people to share it with. Often surfing the consistent sand bars of Jennette's Pier, I felt these elements were in place and I wanted the opportunity to be a bigger part of it. As a professional surf laborer (shop employee) of 15 years, I felt the need for a small shop that focused on going surfing and sharing the vibe with anyone that wanted to participate. To be at the heart of this, the shop had to be as close to the surf as possible where you could boast about your last wave while still dripping wet. Four years of planning and waiting for the proper space began. In 2016, a small space opened up a block North of the pier yearning to be filled with goods from the local Outer Banks surf community. Best of all it was 100 yards from the surf and the many characters that create the Banks Surf Supply environment. So, here we are in the heart of Whalebone Junction right where we wanted to be. Fast forward to 2020, amidst a global pandemic, the front location of the same building opened up. With the help of a lot of great friends we moved the shop during the month of June to its current location. Now we have a larger area to share the fun vibes that began in the small space next door. I invite you to grab a bar a wax, a high five and most likely a story about the wave that got away in a friendly space built on the fun of surfing.
Todd Kleban Owner, shop rat, purveyor of stoke
Specializing in boards and brands crafted here on the Outer Banks.