This is SCOTT ROWLEY from NORTHWEST SURF DESIGNS
Who builds your boards? This is the story behind your surfboards and the individuals who shape, glass and build them. Surfing is a sport of connections – between surfer and the ocean – between Shaper and Surfer. HtO is doing our part to maintain the roots of surfing by maintaining the connections that sprouted such a soulful sport, we only carry locally made surfboards from the PACIFIC NORTHWEST and we want you to meet the people who make them:
Recently Sterling, a reporter form CBC stopped by the shop to get the low down on our spearfishing section and inquire about the possible future of the sport in BC waters. Make sure next time you are Downtown Victoria BC, you sop by and have a chat and check out our selection.
Vince was nice enough to drop off some copies of his brand new UKULELE Album KOA. For a limited time only while we have stock. Only $20 each. Very easy listening and great for those days to just chill out. Comes in a ‘vinyl style’ full colour cardboard sleeve, with artwork by the epically talented tattoo artist Magdalena Bienczyk.
Our good friends at JORDAN RIVER SOAPWORKS have been nice enough to make us our own signature soap. A great natural scent of Westcoast Cedar and Fir oils, it is a perfect gift for someone….even a man! We are going to keep this one in stock because it has quickly become a staff favourite!
Saltwest truly wants to bring a new local food product to the table that would diversify what Vancouver Island had to offer. Saltwest Naturals aims to bring you quality over quantity by offering you hand harvested North Pacific Canadian Sea Salt, “We aim for excellency by consistently adhering to our exact quality production standards and only choose the finest ingredients and methods for our recipes”.
HITCASE PRO for iPhone 5/5s and 4/4S is our Wide-Angle premium case. The Pro is designed to give you more perspective so you can get more out of your videos and photos. Our high-quality lens, combined with the rugged and weatherproof features in Hitcase™ products, gives you an exceptional iPhone accessory to document your adventures.
Jim Downie has been making quality handmade knives for over thirty years. Jim makes knives for many applications including hunting, fishing, camping and even the kitchen! The materials are all of the highest quality, the steel is sourced from Sweden, Jim has found the Swedish stainless and Damascus steel is superior to many others on the market.
We have more Baby Onesies in stock again! In two colours, pink and olive green. We screen print our surf logo on to quality American Apparel Onesies. Available in 0-3 months, 6-12 months and 12-18 months. Get your little ripper off to a good start!
We had Deam Azim edit a buyers guide for the Wetsuit line up at HtO. These handy little clips will help you choose the correct wetsuit for your needs. Click on the links below, watch and enjoy.
Maria Dinney and I (Mick Sheinberg) went out to BARRACUDA Surfboards on the weekend and shaped a 6’10″ Mini Longboard. Super floaty, high volume rails and a nice little diamond tail. Now all we have to do is figure out what fin set up to do and then choose a wild resin tint colour job to finish her off!
Weather you are off to a warm vacation destination or staying at home to tie the knot, HtO can help you look hot when it is warm out! We can set your wedding party up with Sunglasses to Flipflops….and everything in between.