ThaliaSurf Wins Best Surf Shop in OC
Posted on 09 October 2009
So on the daily routine of grabbing morning coffee and picking up the latest OC Weekly issue we come to find that it's the annual "Best Of OC" issue. We've never been mentioned in it before so we thought nothing of it until we opened up this years awesome issue only to find Thalia Surf Shop as this years OC's Best Surf Shop!! So stoked that our little independent shop is still getting noticed even when the big guys are all around us. So cheers to all of you out there, we couldn't have done any of this without all of your support and here's to another year!! Here's the writeup that OC Weekly gave us:
"While not as sprawling as surf chains such as Jack's Surfboards, this store, located in the heart of what used to be ground zero for the city's counterculture, has a great selection of surfboards, gear and clothing. What makes it truly deserving of this mention is that it celebrates the rebellious past of Orange County's surf scene by selling sticks from Rainbow Surfboards, which was founded in 1969 by Mike Hynson of The Endless Summer fame and Johnny Gale, an outlaw smuggler with the Brotherhood of Eternal Love. The company's logo features Maui, the Brotherhood's hideout; the Buddhist symbol for Om; and even a tiny raft symbolizing the Brotherhood's pot-laden yacht."
you can also find it here: http://www.ocweekly.com/bestof/2009/award/best-surf-shop-540072/