San Diego’s majestic coastline is filled with a diversity of neighborhoods with plenty of wave riding action from rolling sand bars to peaky reef brakes. Our epic surf spots spawned a diversity of specialty surf shops. The surf shop at its best is a unique and thought out beacon of style, social connectivity, and gathering place serving the locals as well as the many visitors from all over the county and world. These unique shops are where you will find our Hot Rod Surf fins and surf accessories. We are happy to say there are a still a few of these specialty surf shops still in existence so stop by to say ‘hello’ and pick up a few new things for your wave riding adventures.
This is where you will be able to find our Hot Rod Surf fins and surf accessories. As we add retailers we will be updating this Stock List.
Bird’s Surf Shed
The Bird Shed is run by ‘Bird.’ The Shed is part museum and part surf shop. The Shed is all about quality surfboards and celebrating the variety of shapes and designs which evolved and developed over the years. The Bird Shed is stocked with top notch surfboards such as Stewart, and Gordon & Smith as well as a revolving array of vintage and new surfboards for sale and display. Super knowledgeable in the craft of surfing and surfboards Bird’s main store, affectionately referred to as ‘The Mother Ship,’ is a little off the beaten path located at:
The Bird Shed
1091 W. Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 276-2473
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am–6pm, Sun: 11pm–5pm “It’s a San Diego surf destination. The place where surf films premiere, superstar shapers hold hands-on clinics and board riders of all ages just come to hang. Bird’s been a part of the local surf scene for decades, and the Shed is his way of helping to keep San Diego surf culture alive and vibrant.”
Bird just opened a second satellite store just across the street from the water in Ocean Beach adjacent to the Ocean Beach Pier and OB Lifeguard Tower.
The Bird Shed OB
1963 Abbott St
San Diego,CA 92107 (619) 226-2473
Hours: Sun-Tues: 10am–6pm, Wed-Sat: 10pm–7pm
Hansen Surfboards and Surf Shop is an icon of San Diego surf culture located right across the street from the legendary Swamis surf break. Don Hansen started making performance surfboards in the 1960’s and has grown his business into a super surf shop with everything from surfboards to flip flops. Hansen’s board selection is one of the best ranging from vintage styled Hansen longboards to newer performance boards. There’s always some action in their surfboard section and something for the whole family to better enjoy the sun and surf so go check it out.
“A knowledgeable staff that lives and breathes the surf and beach lifestyle, Hansen’s prides itself on selling fun!"
1105 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Hours: Monday & Tues 9am to 6pm, Wednesday thru Fri 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
Seaweed & Gravel
Seaweed & Gravel came on the scene a few years ago and has captured the heart of North County San Diego. Seaweed is nestled in the upper Encinitas/Leucadia neighborhood with an eclectic mix of vintage and new with everything from motorcycles to surfboards. If you are into moto and surf as much as we are this place is a must visit. So check Seaweed out when you’re in the neighborhood and pick up a Hot Rod Surf fin or leash for your board before you hit Beacons or Grand View for some surf. Seaweed & Gravel also hosts great local parties and events so it is worth contributing to this neat shop. The next thing you might be doing is going on a Seaweed & Gravel weekend motorcycle shop ride up the coast or through the San Diego back country taking in the sunshine and enjoying the ride. There is even bonsai tree workshops to mellow your mood.
Seaweed & Gravel
1144N. Coast HWY 101#1
Encinitas, CA 92024
Hours: 11-6pm Tues through Sunday
Bing Surfboards Surf Shop is a revived version of the classic vintage BING surfboards from the late 1950’s under the guidance and stewardship of shaper Matt Calvani the quality and craftsmanship coming from this modest shop, which is an extension of their growing surfboard factory, is top notch with beautifully crafted vintage inspired longboards dripping in candy resin tints. San Diego craftsmanship at its finest and more likely than not you might even see a vintage car out front taking in the 101.
BING Surfboards Surf Shop
802 N. Coast HWY 101
Encinitas, CA 92024760-944-630
Windansea Surf Shop
Windansea Surf Shop is located in Mission Beach and stocks a wide variety of price point surfboards and beach gear.
“Since 1963 specializing in hand shaped surfboards, custom order surfboards, steps away from the beach.”
3780 Mission Blvd, San Diego CA 92109
Hours: Mon thru Sat 9-8pm, Sun 9-7pm
HOT ROD SURF
The new Hot Rod Surf creative space is a located in the heart of Pacific Beach. Art studio hours are when we are there we are there which is all over the place since we are usually running around making things, surfing, racing, playing music shows, adventuring and partying. You can call or email for availability.
Hours: by appointment only firstname.lastname@example.org
HOT ROD SURF Studio
1556 Grand Ave. Suite C
San Diego, CA 92109