Surf’s Up!

Like oil goes with vinegar and Cracker Jacks to a ball game, surfing and Californians have become inseparable buddies, forging a fusion that’s as easily recognizable as America and apple pie. Indeed, pop icon representatives of bygone eras, such as the Beach Boys, first cast a light on the phenomenon that drew shirtless, buff guys to the shores of Malibu with surfboards in hand and bikini-clad girls that were fascinated with watching them. California remains, all these decades later, one of the world’s meccas for surfing, and given the ideal conditions of the region – mostly warm climates, aggressive wave building patterns, the raw magnetism of the beautiful beaches – it’s no surprise why.

Surf enthusiasts, like any other extreme hobbyist, are a picky bunch when it comes to choosing their accessories, but L.A. is absolutely replete with plenty of shops that cater to even the most hardcore of boarders. If you are among one of these daring men or women, or are just looking for the perfect gift for a surfer friend, all your needs will be met at the following surf shops in Woodland Hills.

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Kennedy Surfboards carries everything from wetsuits and surfboards to Ugg boots for the ladies, skateboards, clothes, bags, boogie boards and so much more. Often called the “best REAL surf shop in the Valley” by extreme boarding enthusiasts, Kennedy Surfboards prides itself on employing an extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff that has been known to give plenty of pointers to beginners during down time, a touch not often seen in more mass-market-type sporting goods outlets, while also offering used boards, board repairs and incredible prices. If you have been looking for the consummate surf shop amongst the myriad in the L.A. area, Kennedy Surfboards is your ticket.

The first Val Surf  Woodland Hills location was established in 1973 to address a growing demand for a shop in the West Valley. Since then, the Val Surf company has made three location changes to expand and make its stores more convenient for its legion of loyal customers. The Val Surf name is highly regarded throughout the board sport industry as one of the showcase/premiere shops in Southern California, with its latest location centrally located near Calabasas and in close proximity to Las Virgenes and Topanga Canyon Roads – the backyard of Malibu’s famed surfing circuit. No matter what your experience level, you’ll have an awesome shopping experience at Val Surf.

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Sports LTD  has been the number-one specialty ski, snowboard, SUP and wakeboard shop in Los Angeles since 1965. With over 50 years of experience and the friendliest staff to assist customers, the shop offers everything needed to ride and ski, whether it’s summer or winter. What’s more, expert boot fitters and a repair shop are always available to ensure you get the perfect fit and that your gear is kept in top shape. For extreme boarders, Sports LTD boasts the best selection of surfboards on the West Coast and merchandise from such respected brands as Ronix, HO, Hyperlite, Radar, CWB, Connelly Company, Liquid Force, O’Neill, Billabong and more. Ditching the attitude for great prices, a friendly and knowledgeable sales staff and one of the best selections anywhere, Sports LTD needs to be experienced first-hand.

Second Wind Sports was established in 2014 as a family owned and operated independent small business, and has quickly become the first choice for used sporting goods by enthusiasts all throughout the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles and Southern California. But Second Wind also carries a great selection of new surfboards, boogie boards, skim boards, wetsuits, skateboards, baseball gear and more, including hard-to-find items like surf rack pads and tie-downs. This one-stop-shop has been the talk of the L.A. surfing community town, cited for being an efficient business owned by hospitable people…and one of the friendliest places to do business with.

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We know you’re itching to break that board out and ride some waves like Kurt Russell in Escape From L.A. – and when you’re ready to get your surfing accessories groove on, the aforementioned surf shops in Woodland Hills stock everything you could possibly need.