Village Surf Shoppe, Garden City Beach, SC

May 6, 2013 • News

  • Village Surf Shoppe has been serving the Garden City Beach area out of the same storefront since 1969, though the interior was recently renovated. Swing by and check out the fresh new look. Photo: Courtesy Village Surf Shoppe

    Village Surf Shoppe has been serving the Garden City Beach area out of the same storefront since 1969, though the interior was recently renovated. Swing by and check out the fresh new look.
    Photo: Courtesy Village Surf Shoppe

    Shop owner Kelly Richards also shapes custom surfboards under his Perfection Surfboards label, so you can be sure that Village Surf Shoppe has your hard goods needs covered. Photo: Courtesy Village Surf Shoppe

    Shop owner Kelly Richards also shapes custom surfboards under his Perfection Surfboards label, so you can be sure that Village Surf Shoppe has your hard goods needs covered.
    Photo: Courtesy Village Surf Shoppe

    They carry plenty of skate gear too and have a top-notch women's section. Photo: Courtesy Village Surf Shoppe

    They carry plenty of skate gear too and have a top-notch women’s section.
    Photo: Courtesy Village Surf Shoppe

    There are tons of accessories and guys clothing items to choose from, like that custom Village Surf Shoppe photo T-shirt above the sunglass case. Photo: Courtesy Village Surf Shoppe

    There are tons of accessories and guys clothing items to choose from, like that custom Village Surf Shoppe photo T-shirt above the sunglass case.
    Photo: Courtesy Village Surf Shoppe

    Does this photo look familiar? It's the same one on the T-shirt of local teamrider Cam Richards, Kelly's son, charging at Pipeline. Photo: Brian Bielmann

    Does this photo look familiar? It’s the same one on the T-shirt of local teamrider Cam Richards, Kelly’s son, charging at Pipeline.
    Photo: Brian Bielmann

    Written by  Allison Arteaga

Address: 500 Atlantic Avenue, Garden City Beach, SC

Phone: 843-651-6396

E-mail: brianmc1978@yahoo.com (for shop matters) or krshapes1@aol.com (for the shop’s Perfection Surfboards custom label)

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/pages/Village-Surf-Shoppe/90547683923

Instagram/Twitter: @villagesurfshop

Year shop founded: 1969

Same location/owner: Village Surf Shoppe has been serving the Garden City Beach area out of the same storefront since 1969, though it was recently renovated. Stop by to check out the fresh new look. The shop is owned by Kelly Richards, who also shapes Perfection Surfboards, and managed by Brian Campbell.

Regular events throughout the year? Village Surf Shoppe sponsors two big local summer events, the Herndon/ Lebel Memorial Surf Off, and the Guy Daniels Memorial Surf Off.

Anchor Brands? Billabong, Reef, Quiksilver, Rip Curl.

New Brands for 2013? RVCA, Insight, Brixton.

Current teamriders? Kelly Richards’ sons Cam and Cole are some of the area’s most promising talent, along with fellow teamriders like Addison Miles, and Luke Gordon.

Core demographics and offerings? The shop caters to all surfers, tourists as well as locals, and also welcomes paddleboarders. Plus, it boasts a solid women’s section.

Shop philosophy/ mission statement? “We are a surf shop with soul. We love the old school and keep up with the new. We surf and skate and have been keeping it core since 1969.”

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