We love Patti at Coolie Surf, our friends at Perfect Day Surf Camp introduced us to Coolie Surf when we needed our new rash guards and the relationship has been amazing. Patti even delivered our rash guards to us on the beach while we were having a camp session, talk about 5-Start Service! Our Surfers know how to test the limits of any product, especially rash guards, and they have held-up great. The screening of our logo has survived countless days on the sand and in the water, along with the abrasion of surf wax and body boards, bottom line…we love Coolies!
We have used O’Neill wetsuits and products for since the 1970’s, in the 1950’s Jack invented the neoprene wetsuit and thanks to his son Pat we have surf leashes! Pat invented the surf leash in 1971 their creations changed the surfing world. Granted, the first leash was made of surgical tubing and the board returned to you faster that went away from you! So fast it caused his father to lose his eye, of course in typical Jack O’Neill fashion, he got an eye patch and incorporated the look into his marketing. We can also thank Jack for coining the phrase ‘Surf Shop’ and one of my all-time favorite marketing slogans about his wetsuits…’It’s always summer of the inside.’ O’Neill is truly an icon of the surf industry, and, he was our friend. We lost Jack on June 2, 2017, but we all benefited so much from his 94-years on the planet.
Summer of Surf has used Sticky Bumps wax for years and it keeps us on our boards so we are happy! They have wax for all sorts of applications and water temperatures, we use mostly ‘Cool’ for our area, but Jamie was impressed with their ‘Tropical’ on his last surf adventure in the South Pacific.
Patagonia has become the model of what a company should be, their environmental stewardship has made our planet a better place for us all. Best of all, were neighbors, our office is just down the street from there’s, we can get a Patagonia fix whenever we need one!