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Surf Shop Down Low: Surf Connection

Surf Shop Down Low: Surf Connection

Lompoc's Hidden Gem

By Shawn Tracht

Amidst the open, rolling hills of old California, Lompoc’s Surf Connection is a core surf and skate shop hidden in Central California. Supporting kids and local artists and showcasing a collection of vintage surfboards from the ‘60s and ‘70s, the shop pulses with pure surf spirit.

Off the beaten path of a tourist destination, Surf Connection is the realized dream of David Dunaetz and his wife, Robin. Both David and Robin grew up in Lompoc and felt the town was the perfect fit to start their brand. They put together a plan, and in April of 1991, opened the doors to their very own surf shop.

Being surrounded by two quality beach breaks, Lompoc has no shortage of good surf.  Though it is a small town, the surf community is tight, and the loyalty and camaraderie of these local surfers is what keeps Surf Connection going.

“It’s the local community,” said Robin, “because we are not right on the beach and not a tourist town, (their) support is why we thrive.”

In return, the community gets all of what Surf Connection has to offer—on a surfing level and by looking out for the community at large. Though rooted in board sports, the shop regularly contributes and gives back to the town that supports it.

Surf Connection helped organize efforts to get the first skate park built in town and has hosted skate competitions since 2000. These efforts have cemented the shop’s reputation.

“What I love about our shop is the people,” said Robin. “We have seen so many kids grow up, move away, and then move back to town to raise their families. These whole families now make our shop family bigger.”

Brands Carried:
LRG, Volcom, RVCA, Billabong, Quiksilver, Kr3w, O’Neill, Xcel, Vans, DVS, Lakai, Converse, Fallen, Globe, Circa, Reef, Cobian, UGG, Oakley, Spy, VonZipper, Electric, RayBan, Sector-9, Arbor, Mooseberry Mountain Candles and more.

Surf Connection
664 North H Street, Lompoc

Tel: (805) 736-1730

www.surfconnection.net

Facebook: Surf Connection

 
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