Three Ways to Support Your Local Surf Shop during COVID-19 Quarantine
Posted on April 25 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all hard, changing our way of life in unimaginable ways. Forcing retailers to close their doors may have been a necessary step to “flatten the curve” but it’s caused some severe financial hardships on these small businesses.
We’ve been so impressed by our fellow small business owners adapting and innovating in the face of these challenges, from a local pizza place selling essentials like eggs and flour to a coffee shop offering home delivery. To help stoke out our customers during this difficult time, we're offering free shipping/home delivery and also brought Bill back into the shaping room to shape all custom orders, for a limited time. The response has been awesome and we really appreciate everyone's support so far, as it means that we can continue to pay our employees and all the suppliers who count on us to stay in business.
Awesome, right? Sure, in theory, you want to support your local surf shop, but you might be asking yourself, why do I need a bar of wax or a leash when I‘m stuck at home? We hear ya! Not to worry, we’ve been adding plenty of items to our online store to help you get through the COVID-19 quarantine from the comfort of your home.
Here’s a short list of three ways to support your local surf shop with items that you actually need right now -- household essentials, the ultimate couch-surfing loungewear, and must-haves for getting out for a bit of fresh air. If none of that fits the bill, there’s always a gift card. Snag a few things you can use and help your local surf shop stay in business. Win, win!
- Coffee Mug ($14+)
- Candles ($9+)
- Pint & Shot Glasses ($6+)
- Blankets ($30+)
- Art (varies)
- Books ($9+)
Couch Surfing Loungewear
- Stewart Tees ($22+)
- Stewart Sesh Pullover Hoody ($44)
- Salty Crew Slow Roll Sweat Pants ($50)
- House Shoes ($26+)
Fresh Air Favorites
- Stewart Gift Card ($10 - $500)
The at-home morning Surfline cam check isn’t complete without a proper surf mug for your coffee.
Breathe It In
Too many people in the house creating a bit of a funk? We’ve got you. Enjoy the mood-boosting scents of a surf-inspired candle.
Virtual Happy Hour
Nothing says “cheers” at the Zoom happy hour call like a Stewart pint glass. Or, go for a shot glass to really get the party started!
Cozy Up on the Couch
Enjoy that Netflix binge even more under a cozy polar fleece blanket.
Tired of looking at the same boring walls all day? Spruce them up a bit with some fresh original art by Bill Stewart.
Surf a tropical location (in your mind!), plan your next road trip, or become an ultimate grill-master, with one of our beautiful coffee table books.
COUCH SURFING LOUNGEWEAR
There’s nothing comfier than one of our classic Stewart Tees.
You want to be comfy but not look like a total bum… we get that.
Business on Top...
So, maybe you can’t get away with a t-shirt or hoody for your video conference calls, but you can still be comfy on bottom with the Salty Crew Slow Roll sweatpants.
Slip Sliding Away
Cruisin around the house, hangin in the yard, or getting the mail, these house shoes are all ya need.
FRESH AIR FAVORITES
Soak Up Some Sun (Safely)
Slather up before your daily walk around the block.
Haven’t had a hair cut in a while? We’ve got a hat for that!
Ultimate Show of Support
Nothing says, “I want to shop at your store soon” like a gift card.
These are just a few of the things we have that might help you survive (dare we say enjoy?) the COVID-19 quarantine a bit more. But, these are just some ideas. We’d also encourage you to support your local surf shop and other small businesses that are part of your community. Because, let’s be honest, the big box stores will be just fine through all of this. It’s us little guys that could really use the help right about now.
Stay safe & stoked, and we hope to see you in the shop again sometime soon!
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