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!