Were you successful right away?
Well, at first we would open for five months, then shut down and spend 7 months traveling and surfing. We did that for five years, living the surf lifestyle while building foundations for the business. And now we have four shops so we travel a little bit less but we still try to take two or three months out of the country.
What’s great about the surf scene in New Hampshire?
It’s nice to experience it as a busy tourist place in the summer. We run a series of surf camps where beginners can come along and where locals can meet up. For winter, the scene tends to shut down and the place is full of locals. We also get all four seasons. Right now the weather is beautiful and perfect for learning how to surf, but in winter it’s ice cold and even unsurfable on some days. That tends to weed out the weak of spirit in the water!
Fall and Spring can be really nice. But you never know what you’re going to find here weather wise, and the surf isn’t always predictable. You and your gear need to be ready for anything.