Monday, May 30, 2011

The Vapors

 The Vapors is a small wave performance shortboard from Super. With low entry rocker and more width then a normal shortboard and single to double concave, it is kind of like a Rocket but a little narrower and a little thinner so you might want to ride it an inch or two bigger then you would a rocket or 3 to 5 inches shorter than your normal shortboard.

The Vapors come with a convertible quint fin set up and fins made out of fiberglass instead of plastic.
The board above's dims: 5'9" x 19 1/4" x 2 5/16" $590

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A trashcan for surf brands

LRG, a new clothing brand we picked up this summer, has sold out to Dillards. Sometimes they don't last too long. All LRG gear marked down to half off. Come by the shop for some inexpensive LRG hats, T's, and boardshorts all 25%-50% off.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Super Demo

The Super Surfboard demo was yesterday. The waves weren't great, but at least it wasn't flat. If you couldn't make it out yesterday then don't worry; we were left with some boards to use for the shop demo sometime in August.

Lynn Shell, the head shaper at Super, and Jesse Hines were there to hand out boards and catch a few of Folly's own special blend of mushy closeouts.

Monday, May 09, 2011

A Super Movie Premiere / Board Demo

                  "Sorry, We're Open" Trailer.   

Sunday, May 15 at the washout from 2pm-5pm Super surfboards is holding a board demo and then a premiere for their new movie Sorry We're Open at Ritas (next to the shop) at 7pm. Swell info's forecast isn't looking good for Sunday, but they have been undercalling it lately. So now your whole Sunday is planned out. All you have to do is get to the beach.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Viva la Frog!

It's getting harder and harder to get the authentic surf shop experience nowadays, but there's still some shops out there that have stayed true to their roots. One of my personal favorites is Newport Beach's FROG HOUSE. Opened in 1962... ah, if you want the whole story go here.

What's important is that the FROG HOUSE, like McKevlin's, has always given the burgeoning surf brands a chance, instead of following the current trends. They were the first surf shop to carry Volcom, and with that they are part of the foundation of where Volcom is today... which happens to be here.

The sign above sits on the PCH in Newport Beach, is larger that an 8-foot No Popout sign, and has an even bigger impact as it lies in the heart of the surf industry.

What does this all mean? I have no idea.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Don't shave yet

 We just got in a few of the Neck Beards in from Channel Islands.
 The one above has the dims: 5'7" x 19 1/2" x 2 5/16"

Similar outline to the rocket, but with obvious changes to the tail. One of which being the deep v. 

Judging from this, Channel Islands might be looking for some new graphic designers; so if you can scribble on paper you should send them a portfolio. In the mean time come by and check out the Neck Beard.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Just when you thought you had to go online to read east coast content...

New ESMs fresh for May. Come get yours today.