2014 HSS US Open Signing Schedule

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Troy Elmore

Announcing the newest addition to our team… Troy is a HB local, and shreds on any board. We are stoked to have him join the team!

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New Made in USA tees

We have just completed a limited run of made in USA tees.  They are buttery soft, and made locally in LA.  Available in 2 two styles.  They are available in store and on here on the site.

 

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Salty Crew x HSS Collabortation Tee

We are super stoked on the new collaboration tee with Salty Crew… We approached them with the idea of using our 16′ Radon center console as inspiration; and they were just as pumped on the idea.  It was produced in limited quantities in white and navy… Available in store and will be up on the site later today.  For more on Salty Crew, go to salty-crew.com

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2014 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge – Trestles

Last Friday, May 2nd, with the help of Team Riders Andrew Niemann, Brad Ettinger, Jake Saenz and Christian Saenz, HSS placed 2nd at the West division of the 2014 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge.

With perfect conditions and fun surf everyone was ripping. En route to their Finals appearance Team HSS took out the likes of Jack’s (both Dana Point and HB locations), Spyder Surf, Surfside Sports, Active, Frog House, Killer Dana, Laguna Surf & Sport and many more.

Hats off to the boys. They surfed near perfect heats and just barely missed out on 1st place. Next year the West title will be coming home with HSS!   Photos: Ryan McLaughlan

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35th Annual Spring SideWalk Sale

Huntington Surf & Sport was established in 1979,  where we set up shop on the corner of 15th St. & Pacific Coast Hwy. We’d often be able to run across the street and surf with customers, friends, and family.

The former 1506 location sidewalk sale circa 1979

Every spring since than, what started out as a 1 cent full suit sale on the sidewalk(at our former 1506 location pictured above), has turned into a into a massive sidewalk sale during Easter weekend. All 4 Huntington Surf & Sport locations, in Huntington Beach, pack the sidewalk full of  quality surf merchandise (men’s, woman’s, boys and girls) up to 5o% off!

HSS~ Main St.

Huntington Surf & Sport : Main St. & Pacific Coast HWY

Come grab a cup of coffee this Easter weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) and discover what this SPRING SALE is all about. If you tell the ladies working Java Point Coffee (located in the boardroom of HSS Main St. ) that “the Duke” sent you YOU will receive a FREE cup of coffee!

Don't miss out on your FREE coffee!

 

HSS Pierside is located at:
300 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 841-4000

HSS Bella Terra is located at:
7777 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (714) 890-0800

HSS – Billabong Store is located at:
126 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 374-6266

HSS – Warner is located at:
3801 Warner Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Phone: (714) 846-0181

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HSS Mentawais 2014

HSS family and friends made an early season trip to the Mentawai islands and scored some epic surf.  Enjoy the pics.

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Last Week’s Swell

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Last week’s solid swell and good conditions made for some great rides.  Above:  An empty one passes by.

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Taylor Pai

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AJ Collins

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Brad Ettinger

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AJ Collins

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Taylor Pai

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Popping 100lb Ahi

 

Popping for fish is fun.  Popping for big saltwater fish is even funner.  This type of fishing requires specialized equipment, heavy tackle, knot knowledge, and casting ability to consistently bring in fish.

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Over the years we have gathered up lots of equipment, but no matter what, always seem to lose lures every trip.  Ranging from $30 up to $200+ (and that’s without hooks and split rings), poppers can get very pricey.

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Our buddy Mike Gatlin who is a woodworker by trade, was more than happy to try building us a few.  Gat owns a small woodworking shop in HB, and does some really amazing work.  We spent a few days over at his shop turning out our Gen I poppers on his old lathe before heading out to the Mentawais in early 2013.  They looked promising, but ended up being weighted too heavy.  As a result they were sinking instead of floating.

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(Above: Gen I poppers hung up to dry – circa March ’13.  Below: R&D field tests – Indo)

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Our next attempt would be New Year’s in Fiji, where we knew we would have a chance at popping up some big ulua as well as ahi.

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An afternoon of dark lagers and exotic hardwoods later, we had our gen II poppers shaped.

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(Above: rough outlines shaped… next will be thru-drilling and cupping.  Below: Taylor getting weird on the lathe)

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They were all built out of scrap.  Gat added eyes, a few strips of reflective tape, and of course, his personilzed logos.

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We decided that since we had such little time we would skip painting and just clear coat them, except for one that I wrapped in gold leaf.  He also put these on the scale and weighted them out accordingly.  The result was lures that cast and floated great.

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Our first few days at Tavarua we managed to pop up a few smaller ahi and skippy.   When we saw one of the fishing boats bring back 2 100lb ahi, we talked to Eddie who told us they were feeding on the surface.  New Year’s morning Taylor and I ran way out and found the school.  Casting in, I was the first to hook up.  About half an hour later I had a 100lb ahi to the boat.  Without a gaff, which was forgotten (new year’s), our driver Mika bare handed it into the boat in true Fijian fashion.  Blood was spilled.  We ran back and found the school, and Taylor was able to hook up.  He got it to the boat, and unfortunately broke off when it went ballistic.  We headed back in with one in, one lost; both never wanting to dual a fish that big again.

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The next morning we headed back out with dad and a camera.  It took us a while, but we were able to locate the school; the fish were going crazy.

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My dad was the first to hook up, but lost it shortly after.  Casting into the school, a huge ahi exploded out of the water and engulfed my lure the size of a hot dog bun; the biggest we made.  It headed straight down and almost immediately broke off.  I retied, cast out and was able to hook up again.  This time I was able to get it to the boat, and Eddie quickly gaffed it.

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We would continue trying to find the fish, but as the sun got higher, the fish stopped feeding on the surface. We headed in.

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We also threw along the reef with good results.

 

 

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New Year’s 2014 – Tavi

A few of the HSS crew, joined by family and friends, spent New Year’s on Tavi.   Many thanks to the workers of Tavarua for the great time!

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