Garden and Gun……….repost.HASKELL HARRIS | APRIL 29, 2011
Before I met Rogue Wave Surf Shop owner Rhett Boyd (pictured below), I really didn’t have an opinion about surf shops. Don’t get me wrong, I love the surf culture here here in Charleston. I love the kind of people the sport attracts, I love the relaxed attitude, the camaraderie between surfers, and I especially love how early children get into the whole scene out at surf-centric Folly Beach. It’s pretty neat to watch all those water babies on the weekend!
But I guess I just thought all surf shops were essentially the same until Boyd hit the scene here.
Rogue Wave Surf Shop has been in existence for some time, but the store never had a brick and mortar location (all orders were placed via his blog or via trunk shows).
That all changed last Thursday night, when Boyd officially opened his (real) doors at 69 Spring Street.
When I walked in, I totally fell for the look. The aesthetic was equal parts Billy Reid, Laird Hamilton, and imogene and willie.
CXXVI tees, Durable Goods bags, Gato Heroi surfboards, BillyKirk belts, Apolis Global denim…the list of amazing, hand-crafted, American vendors goes on and on. Check it out for yourself if you’re in town. I am so excited to see another Southerner open a mom-and-pop!