Friday, December 16, 2011

PENNY Skateboards are in...fresh from Australia and just in time for Christmas!

PENNY Skateboards are in...fresh from Australia and just in time for Christmas!  A nice variety of colors... makes an awesome Christmas gift and just $99!  Stop in and check them out...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Vintage Soul Blow-Out SALE...still have a couple days to get them for Christmas!

We've got a Christmas sale going on at 50% off normal prices. This spring, we've got new products in the works...the beavertail will be gone. If you get on it in the next couple of days, I can get them out for Christmas!

We're revamping our Vintage Soul Wetsuits for Spring of 2012 and we're putting our current inventory on Sale for a few weeks.  Log on to our link below to check out what we have...It's all 50% off regular pricing!
For International Shipping, contact me directly as we're having trouble with calculations and are trying to fix things.


CLICK HERE to shop on our site.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wayne Lynch...Patagonia Ambassador - Evolution

How did we get from here to there....

Transition Era at it's best...Dave Platt

Wayne Lynch...layin it down

Monday, November 28, 2011

New Tie-Dyes in the and adults. Feelin Groovy!

Fresh from Woodstock....with a Beach House flair.

The new Surfers Journal hit the shop...Tyler Warren amongst others.

Just got in the new Surfers Journal...stop in and grab 1.........before they're gone.

Tyler Warren teaser...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hand Plane Shredders...on the racks.

Got some more handplanes in the shop...some from Grain and a couple more from George right here in Bay Head!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stereo Vinyl Cruisers just hit the shop...that was then and this is now! Come in and grab one before they're gone! Available online as well!

"Stereo’s Vinyl Series Cruisers were inspired by three things: music, skateboarding and fun.

Old School Vinyl look...

Stereo’s creative roots trace back to its original inspirations: American Jazz & Blues music and the rich style, design and culture that went with it.  Stereo owners Jason Lee and Chris Pastras started out riding what are affectionately called “Banana Boards” as early as 1979 and now, after professional skateboarding careers spanning two decades, they still enjoy riding their collectible versions, which inspired the “Vinyl Series” boards today.
Then and now...

 Whether its cruising to a skate spot, bombing a hill, getting around town, skating to a bar or riding your way around campus in-between classes, Stereo’s Vinyl Series Skateboard come complete and ready to roll. Stash it in your backpack, trunk or locker when you’re not skating it." 
Rad color selections...

Love em or hate em...these skates are rad and fun to ride!  Come in and grab one before they're gone!  You can also purchase them online!  Package is $82

Comes complete with sticker pack and Stereo shades...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jay Riddle...1970 from Jamie Budge's "The Californians"

Some awesome, awesome footage of really progressive surfing!  Keep in mind that this footage is from 1970 Yeah, 1970!  One minute he's carving a roundhouse cut back, then pulling the fins out into a 360 and then noseriding...all on the same wave and all on a 7'6" semi gun that was super narrow...pretty cool.  Enjoy

Yeah...we have a few copies of the movie in stock.

Patagonia Wetsuits...R2s, R3s and R4s in stock. See what their Ambassadors have to say about them.

Got in some Patagonia wetsuits...super smooth and super warm!  Still have some R2 fulls, some R3 fulls and just got in some R4 fulls!  Also in the shop, some R3 and R4 gloves and some Boots as well...get them while thy last.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hal Jepsen's Longboarder

Keeping summer in your mind...really smooth footage.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Gerry Lopez...just because.

A few years back, Patagonia invited myself and my manager at the time...Currie to come out to Ventura for a 'dealer camp'.  We got to fly to California and see their facilities, try FCD Surfboards and Patagonia wetsuits.  We stayed right on the pier and got a chance to meet Yvon Chounard, The Malloy Brothers, Mary Osborne, Mickey Munoz and the highlight of my trip, Gerry Lopez.  One night Patagonia had a luau in honor of Gerry...we each got a copy of his book "Surf is Where You Find it" and had him sign it.  What an awesome, humble guy...shared stories untill you were done listening.

As a kid, I remember seeing photos and watching footage of Gerry at Pipeline and just wishing that I could do what he was doing even a fraction as smooth as he was making it look.  Gerry, in my eyes, is the epitome of style and grace under presure...he is the man.  Thanks Gerry and Patagonia for the opportunity!

Gerry...makin it look easy.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Our Fall Old School Boardswap went smooth...awesome day had by all.

Boards, Boards and more boards

front of the shop
On Sunday, September 25th, we held our 9th Annual board swap...we invited Bing Copeland and Matt & Margaret Calvani to come out for the event.  What an awesome, awesome day it was!  Bing did a book signing and we sold through 49 books, including my own.  I ordered some more and figured I can grab one when they're in.  Each season, the event gets better and better and this one was the best.  The weather was perfect, lots of really cool boards, cool people and the waves cooperated...waist to chest high peelers right up the end of the road...what more could you ask for?  The after party was held at a local Slider restaurant in Point Beach...The Longboard Grill and John and Daryl did an awesome job.  Merk threw in some Beach Haus beer and they were iced up and waiting.  We did our 1st Swap tee, with artwork by local longboard stylist Alex in NC.

still have some for me if interested

There were so many local stand out surfers, families, local legends, Bing team riders, hipsters and tons of cool old Bings.  All in all 9 states were represented from California to Florida, NYC, NJ, Connecticut, Deleware, Maryland, PA and Massachusettes...not a bad showing.  For me, the coolest boards I saw were brought by local surf legend Skip Fazio...a vintage emerald green Lightning Bolt with an electric blue bolt (used to hang over the counter of our 1st shop) and a near mint vintage Bing Nuuhiwa Noseriding Model.  Personally, I had such a blast catching up with old friends, spending time with my family, the OLC crew and Bing, Matt and Margaret....what a cool day!  Bob Barth showed up to catch up with Bing.  Bob owned a shop in Brielle...West Wind Surf Shop... in the mid to late 60s and he carried Bing and Rick Surfboards exclusively.  It was really cool to see these 2 catch up after all these years.

Just when you thought you saw so many Vintage Bings, local legend Carl Danish rolled up in his pick up truck with a dozen Vintage Bings.  No padding, no straps, covered with wax and dirt...each one had a story and he let Bing and Matt hear each one.  The coolest comment when Bing asked him how he got so many was..."I had a bunch more, but they were to deep under other vintage logs".  What a cool guy.

Carl's truck full of Bings

Yea...he's walking on that one

Thanks so much to all my buddies and family that helped out so much...the day and event wouldn't have been pulled off without you guys.  I'll pay you asured.  Thanks to Harry for bringing the best ever coffee...Harry & Beans and to Pat for bringing the grilling food and Scott for supplying the grill and the boards that were hanging in the LB Grill.

Thanks for another awesome day and I look forward to the next one.
Humh, I wonder if I can get that down...

cool Vintage twin fin

A Bing jem in the shop...

the crew at the LB Grill

My son Shane, Bing and my new jacket

John and Nick were a huge help.

LB Grill

My lovely wife and myself

The OLC crew...

Bing signing Shane's Pintail

crew of hard workers...Margaret, getting things done.

Stevo...helping out all day

The crew after a successful day...thanks

 photos from Karyn Cusinelli...thanks.!/media/set/?set=a.10150317771762839.346211.636247838
photos from Margaret...thanks.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

9th Annual Old School Surf Swapmeet - September 25th -9 to 4...Bing Copeland Book Signing!

It's that time of year...waves weather and surfboards!  We're hosting our 9th Annual Fall, Old School Surf Swapmeet.  It's always a great time and this one promises to be the best!  We've got Legendary Surfer/Shaper, Bing Copeland coming out to do a book signing throughout the day...if you haven't checked out his new book, it's an awesome ride down memory lane.  Coming out with Bing are current Bing Surfboards shaper Matt Calvani...a craftsman in his own right, and longboard surf stylist, Margaret Yao Calvani.

Stop in to meet these guys, talk story and check out some classic boards while you're here.

I've created a Facebook Event page...go to our Beach House Facebook and hit 'Like' (link below) to follow the progress of the event.  We're encouraging people to let us know what you're bringing as well as what you're looking for.

There is no charge for selling boards- the Beach House is not responsible for boards bought or sold at the swap. You need to stay with your boards and be available to negotiate price.

You are welcome to bring surfboards and surfing memorabilia...NO WETSUITS or CLOTHING USED or NEW outside the shop. This creates an sidewalk sale, fleamarket atmosphere that is NOT ALLOWED BY THE TOWN OF BAY HEAD OR THE BEACH HOUSE.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back Yard Surf Movie Night - this Friday Night, August front of the shop.

This Friday Night, August 26th, We're having our final Backyard Surf Movie Night of the Summer...Riding Giants.  Music from DJ Trish starts up at 7pm with the movie to follow around 8...the night's sponsor is Jetty Clothing out of Manahawkin, NJ.

Bring your beach chair and enjoy an awesome always, the movie is FREE and weather permitting.

Our sign was stolen...reward for it's return!

A couple of nights ago, Monday the 22nd, our original Beach House Classic Boardshop sign was stolen from the front of the shop...really uncool. It was our 1st sign made 16 years ago and has big sentimental value....please keep your eyes open so we can get it back.

Return the sign unharmed no questions asked...just hang it back where it was or put it by the front door! If we find you, penalties will be HUGE! The surf community is small and we know tons of people best have eyes in the back of your head! Big sentimental value that you can't put a price on!
Talked to the Bay Head Police...they're checking to see if the cameras at the Mount Street intersection show anything. The sign cost $1,100 back in longer a petty theft! I Hope someone returns it before things get hairy!  I've got some very angry friends just waiting to deal with the theft.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Commemorative Islanders tees back in the shop...Bay Head & Mantoloking editions.

The original Islander's was owned by twin brothers...Ted and John Robinson. The Bay Head shop was around from 1964 to 1971 from what Ted told me.  When I 1st opened the Beach House, I became good friends with Ted....he's an awesome guy...never met his brother. Ted lived on Princeton Ave. in Mantoloking, but sold the house about 5 years ago...he now lives outside of Boston and takes many surf trips in his small airplane to Block Island.

They opened the shop in 1964, 1st in Bay Head, then Mantoloking as well. They had several other short lived locations in Ortley, Ship Bottom and possibly others. They had 1 in Long Branch for some and why this one was opened is a cool story in itself. They ran the shops while they attended college....1 at Yale and the other Harvard...really smart dudes....1600 SATs and all.  Anyhow, they closed up the Bay Head and Mantoloking shops in 1971, but the Long Branch shop remained open.  The Long Branch shop was being managed by Vince 'Peanuts' Troniec...they sold that shop to him and he ran it for quite a while until they changed the highway and the shop had to be torn down.

Sorry if there's any inconsistencies, but that's straight from Ted's mouth as he recalled things...there was more, but a different story for a different time.  Some years back, Ted asked me to print some commemorative tees...for the Bay Head and Mantoloking shops only.  We went over to his Mantaloking house and he peeled an original Islanders sticker from the upstairs window (still have it) and told me to print some up...we added "remembered" of course.  We did them a couple of times over the years...this being 40 years after closing and with some of the locals asking for a re-run, I figured it was good timing.  Ted always told me, "if anyone asks where they came from, tell em to contact me and I'll handle it".  Owning a shop in Bay Head for 16 years, I've heard so many stories about the local shop and have seen quite a few boards from there...mostly Hansens. 

I'd love to hear more stories, so share them if you've got them.  Tees are available at the shop for sale and we can send them out if needed.

Keep the Faith and have an awesome day!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Surf Movie Night...Friday, July starts at 7pm and Movie at 8:30 - played on the front of the shop.

Lots of shops are having movie nights...and that's cool, but we decided to switch things up a bit and dig deep...all the way back to 1975!  A good friend of mine came by the shop today and was so jazzed about a movie that he remembered as a kid and was able to find re-mastered on DVD!  Mike has seen a ton of surf films spanning 40 years and tells me this one is one of the best...we'll also play 'A Day in the Life of Wayne Lynch' as a bonus (this is the flick that Mike tells me is actually The Best).  Both of these give us a look back to when single fins ruled and some of the most inspirational surfing was being done...Wayne Lynch, Buttons MP, Rabbit, Gerry Lopez...all of the 70s big boys.   I'm so pumped and blessed that brother Mike shared this with us...come watch Tubular Swells on the big (well pretty big) screen.

As always, this a FREE Community Event and should be an awesome time.

Sponsored by local icon Chris Cooper of Sanuk, Spy, Skullcandy and many other great things...DJ Trish will be spinning tunes untill it's there.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beach Wall of Fame. Local boys riding Local sliders...

Over the past few weeks, we added to our shop's Wall of Fame.  Some killer shots and all are within a mile of the shop!  Custom made bamboo frame..stop in and check it out!  most of the photos are from Joanne O'Shaugnessy...thanks!

runs across the bamboo frame...

south swell barells...

barrells and noserides...gets no better.

Johnny Boy and the Kripahne brothers.