A distinct surf store enjoy is now open for trade in West Malibu, on the subject of Westward and Zuma Seashore. SeaNSoul Surf Store is an extension of the SeaNSoul web page, which is rapid turning into where for surfers, bikers, skiers and outside other people to shop for and promote used apparatus: Surfboards, wetsuits, snowboards, skateboards – the whole thing.
SeaNSoul founder John Kozlowski is firstly from Missouri and Texas, rising up taking part in soccer in rural cities a ways from the sea. Residing 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 area within the Springs, the bohemian a part of East Hampton and on the subject of Montauk the place I’d surf actually each and every weeknd 12 months spherical.”
After two decades of brilliant lighting, large town, Kozlowski and his spouse Erica heard the decision of the surf and solar and moved with their two kids to Malibu. His first challenge used to be to ramp up a web page for 2d hand outside tools.
Kozlowski describes SeaNSoul.com as “…the main social market for outside tools and attire. Kind of the Poshmark of Out of doors journey tools and clothes. Our customers can purchase and promote pieces reminiscent of surfboards, wetsuits, skateboards, motorcycles, snowboards clothes and many others….You’ll additionally find out about turn out to be concerned as an activist for the outside via our partnerships with Surfrider basis and the Out of doors Alliance.”
The SeaNSoul Surf Store is evolving in an area in the past occupied by means of Clout, Drill and Radfish. Slightly below one thousand sq. ft of totally fashionable surf taste, slightly below Spruzzos, and slightly below 1400 ft from the water’s edge at Zuma and within the trail of tens of 1000’s of vehicles zooming previous on PCH each day.
Kozlowski defined: “My just right good friend David Olan referred to as me sooner or later and stated, ‘Whats up there’s a retail spot this is open in Zuma Seashore Plaza and I believe you will have to open a surf store there and in the event you do I will be able to be your spouse within the mission,’ and that’s precisely what took place.”
The gap has been a surf store for over 30 years with more than a few house owners and variations of. It’s now our flip and we are hoping to carve a bit area of interest and supply a spot for other people to collect, meet, communicate surf, artwork, journeys they’ve taken and plan to take..and many others……and benefit from the area.”
Dave Olan is a long-time Malibu surfer/legal professional who testifies: “Assembly John used to be such an epiphany. We simply saved on working into each and every different in random puts.
I met John and his spouse Erica with their child Sailor a few 12 months and a part in the past whilst I used to be purchasing a mandolin. I’ve been in Malibu a very long time and used to be telling them issues about how this position operates. He referred to 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 referred to as John and advised 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 facet of the town is underserved, surf shop-wise. Zuma Plaza is anchored by means of Malibu Health, Spruzzos and the liquor retailer so there may be loads of foot site visitors,and in addition other people heading to the seaside for an afternoon: “I helped him negotiate the hire,” Olan stated.
“The owner and assets 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 onerous to position the whole thing in combination. For us it’s been a exertions of affection. We’re very thinking about this mission for a spot that the neighborhood can come and revel in. We would like our pals to come back in and hang around, grasp a cup of espresso and, in fact, beef up the store and the neighborhood.”
Kozlowski describes SeaNSoul Surf as a special surf store enjoy: “I really like surf stores and the vibe they’ve,” Kozlowski stated. “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 center elderly and subsequently I don’t really feel comfy dressed in the garments present in conventional surf stores. However on the identical time I nonetheless love the seaside, browsing and the way of living that includes it. So we got down to create a surf and coastal way of life boutique. One would possibly say we’re a complicated soul surfers store.
We supply hand-shaped forums in a rainbow of colours. A large number of singlefin and fish forums by means of shapers who aren’t 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 need to get dressed the Malibu girl for a lot more than only a day on the seaside. We are hoping to be where to visit when looking for simply that proper get dressed for date night time and full-moon surf sacrifices and different particular events.”
Along with being a special roughly 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 may be very tres elegant and what you could possibly be expecting from any person who orbited within the higher environment of favor for such a lot of years. Artwork and neon indicators enhance the partitions, together with a fab interpretation of the Malibu Pier and First Level: “Our first set up at the chalkboard is by means of a Malibu native artist Daniel George,” Kozlowski stated.
“He’s additionally an avid surfer and surfboard shaper. We’re lucky to have a few his surfboards in our rack. Daniel takes outdated forums which can 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 possible choices to paintings with artists and types that experience a duty and admire mom earth.”
SeaNSoul had a comfortable opening at the first weekend of June and now they’re open and in a position to meet your soul.
Be there. Aloha.
Store web page 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