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  1. #1
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    Good Surf Shop- San Diego

    Well, taking Thing Two off to college in San Diego…. Any mags know a good shop to get her a beginner setup? (Board and wetsuit). Thanks in advance……
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    My wife, who’s from La Jolla, says look at Encinitas Surfboards or Bird Rock Surfshop. We were in La Jolla Shores this summer and went into Surf Divas, which also looked good.

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    "Knows how to surf and needs equipment" or "Going to school in SD and thinks she wants to be a surfer"?

    Living in what part of town and planning on surfing what breaks?

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    What’s school?

    I usually went to the shop on pearl st, Mitch’s, cuz of proximity. Or I got hand me downs from friends with excessive quivers.

    What school?

    I hope she explores the simplified and amazing world of bodysurfing the shorebreaks of La Jolla.

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    ^^^ good point. Beginner = Wavestorm or other Foamie

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    Thanks Mags. She’s surfed exactly 3 times in her life, all lessons in Maui (RIP LAHAINA). She’s going to Point Loma, which literally sits above Sunset Cliffs…. She’s already enrolled in the school’s surf club…. Ahhhhh to be young again. Thanks again guys!

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    It’s really fun to be SO close to the water. I’d imagine the school’s surf club would have some good rec’s, possibly shops that give discounts, and/or pro deals available.

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    Have had the best luck with finding wetsuits at Clairmont and Hansen's. Best place(s) for used boards are Progression, Used Boards San Clemente or Craig's list. Can't help with softtops.
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    Mitch’s in La Jolla is where we went. Shoutout to Matt, who got T2 all set. 8’4 Softech and a 3/2 O’Neil suit, she’ll be in the water tomorrow!!!!!

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    Impressed that Mitch's is still going strong. Got my first blank to shape from him in 1971.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    Impressed that Mitch's is still going strong. Got my first blank to shape from him in 1971.
    Shook his hand. Told me he opened his shop 57 years ago….As a sophomore in high school.

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    Next time ya go there, grab some food from Don Carlos, less than a block away on pearl st. It’s right next to Dicks Liquor (not kidding).

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    lol I’m going back in a month, I’ll check it for sure…. And then the restaurant.

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    That poor dude that owns Dick’s Liquor. Somebody is always blacking out the S

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    they probably ski A Basin ....

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    Good Surf Shop- San Diego

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    We were in La Jolla Shores this summer and went into Surf Divas
    This is two doors down from our kayak shop. Stop in and say hi next time!

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