A unique surf store enjoy is now open for trade in West Malibu, with reference to Westward and Zuma Seaside. SeaNSoul Surf Store is an extension of the SeaNSoul web site, which is speedy turning into where for surfers, bikers, skiers and outside other people to shop for and promote used apparatus: Surfboards, wetsuits, snowboards, skateboards – the whole lot.
SeaNSoul founder John Kozlowski is in the beginning from Missouri and Texas, rising up taking part in soccer in rural cities a long way from the sea. Dwelling and dealing in New York Town for plenty of a long time as an government for Ralph Lauren, Kozlowski fell in love with all issues browsing and ocean: “We had a weekend space within the Springs, the bohemian a part of East Hampton and with reference to Montauk the place I’d surf actually each and every weeknd yr spherical.”
After twenty years of vibrant lighting, giant town, Kozlowski and his spouse Erica heard the decision of the surf and solar and moved with their two kids to Malibu. His first mission was once to ramp up a web site for 2nd hand outside equipment.
Kozlowski describes SeaNSoul.com as “…the main social market for outside equipment and attire. Kind of the Poshmark of Outside journey equipment and clothes. Our customers can purchase and promote pieces reminiscent of surfboards, wetsuits, skateboards, motorcycles, snowboards clothes and so on….You’ll additionally know about the best way to grow to be concerned as an activist for the outside via our partnerships with Surfrider basis and the Outside Alliance.”
The SeaNSoul Surf Store is evolving in an area up to now occupied by way of Clout, Drill and Radfish. Just below 1000 sq. toes of completely trendy surf taste, slightly below Spruzzos, and slightly below 1400 toes from the water’s edge at Zuma and within the trail of tens of hundreds of vehicles zooming previous on PCH on a daily basis.
Kozlowski defined: “My excellent good friend David Olan known as me in the future and mentioned, ‘Whats up there’s a retail spot this is open in Zuma Seaside Plaza and I feel you must open a surf store there and when you do I can be your spouse within the undertaking,’ and that’s precisely what took place.”
The distance has been a surf store for over 30 years with quite a lot of house owners and variations of. It’s now our flip and we are hoping to carve a bit of area of interest and supply a spot for other people to collect, meet, communicate surf, artwork, journeys they have got taken and plan to take..and so on……and benefit from the area.”
Dave Olan is a long-time Malibu surfer/legal professional who testifies: “Assembly John was once such an epiphany. We simply stored on working into each and every different in random puts.
I met John and his spouse Erica with their child Sailor a few yr and a part in the past whilst I used to be purchasing a mandolin. I’ve been in Malibu a very long time and was once telling them issues about how this position operates. He known as me about his new on-line trade, SeaNSoul, for some recommendation. I used to be giving him some perception each as an legal professional and a very long time Malibu surfer. I knew in regards to the historical past of each Clout and Radfish at Zuma Plaza. I known as John and informed him he wanted a location and I’d assist him with contacts and financially. It has at all times been a dream of mine to have a high-end surf store with different fascinating and distinctive pieces, specifically antique collectibles.
A large number of browsing occurs in West Malibu from Level Dume to the Ventura County Line however that aspect of the city is underserved, surf shop-wise. Zuma Plaza is anchored by way of Malibu Health, Spruzzos and the liquor retailer so there may be plenty of foot site visitors,and in addition other people heading to the seashore for an afternoon: “I helped him negotiate the hire,” Olan mentioned.
“The owner and belongings supervisor knew the advantage of having a high-end retailer there. The entirety has been so seamless from least negotiation to construct out and getting fabulous products from the contacts each John and I do know. John and Erica labored so laborious to place the whole lot in combination. For us it’s been a exertions of affection. We’re very fascinated about this undertaking for a spot that the neighborhood can come and experience. We would like our pals to return in and hang around, snatch a cup of espresso and, in fact, give a boost to the store and the neighborhood.”
Kozlowski describes SeaNSoul Surf as a distinct surf store enjoy: “I like surf stores and the vibe they have got,” Kozlowski mentioned. “however I’ve at all times had a hard time discovering precisely what I imagined. I imply I’m what the general public would believe heart elderly and due to this fact I don’t really feel comfy dressed in the garments present in conventional surf stores. However on the similar time I nonetheless love the seashore, browsing and the way of life that includes it. So we got down to create a surf and coastal way of life boutique. One may say we’re a complicated soul surfers store.
We carry hand-shaped forums in a rainbow of colours. A large number of singlefin and fish forums by way of shapers who don’t seem to be to be had at different stores within the space. Our attire variety is extra way of life rather less logod than particularly surf attire. We provide each males’s and womens’ attire. We wish to get dressed the Malibu girl for a lot more than only a day on the seashore. We are hoping to be where to visit when in search of simply that proper get dressed for date night time and full-moon surf sacrifices and different particular events.”
Along with being a distinct more or less soul surf store. SeaNSoul will quickly be offering espresso and pressed juice: “Once our apparatus will get delivered from Italy.”
Which sounds promising.
The store could be very tres sublime and what you may be expecting from any person who orbited within the higher environment of style for such a lot of years. Artwork and neon indicators beautify the partitions, together with a fab interpretation of the Malibu Pier and First Level: “Our first set up at the chalkboard is by way of a Malibu native artist Daniel George,” Kozlowski mentioned.
“He’s additionally an avid surfer and surfboard shaper. We’re lucky to have a few his surfboards in our rack. Daniel takes previous forums which might be now not in use and strippes them all the way down to the froth after which recreates and shapes a brand new board from it. An entire 360 recycle. That is one thing that is essential to our ethos and DNA. We make alternatives to paintings with artists and types that experience a accountability and recognize mom earth.”
SeaNSoul had a comfortable opening at the first weekend of June and now they’re open and in a position to fulfill your soul.
Be there. Aloha.
Store web site is: seansoulsurf.com
Hours are: 7:30am to 6pm day-to-day
Store telephone is: 424-235-2430
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Writer: Duke Ogden