Have you ever felt intimidated walking into a surf or skate shop? Or maybe you never even go in because you don't want to feel out of place. Even though I grew up as a competitive surfer, I felt that weird vibe in every single shop I visited. A vibe that left me feeling like I wasn't welcome.
I noticed it was the norm for skate and surf shop employees to give you the cold shoulder, to barely acknowledge you, and to put off the I-have-better-things-to-do vibe. Even at a young age, I remember thinking to myself, “I would love to have a shop that people could walk into and feel comfortable. No bad vibes, no attitudes, and where beginners aren’t intimidated and want to ask questions without feeling dumb.”
We all start out as beginners, and I believe it’s about helping each other get to the next level by means of a strong sense of community and support.
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