2014 Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic Recap

I went down to Pacific City for a couple of days to hang out and compete in the 16th Annual Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic this past September.  The comp has been going on for a while and is a rare longboard gem for the Northwest now that the Lincoln City event has been decommissioned.  There’s something pretty cool about a bunch of big boards (9’0″ and up) all getting together for some surf.  The competition is also a benefit to help build a skate park for the Coastal Oregon town of Pacific City.  Hosted by Moment Surf Shop, and Pelican Brewery, these guys know how to throw a party.

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New Website! Back to the Blog-

We missed you!  It’s been a while.  Well we’ve been super busy this Summer with the shop at full tilt and the launch of our new website, but now it’s time to get back to the Blog.  We know that you’ve explored the new CleanlineSurf.com, because you are here right now, but now we want to give you a full run-down of what makes this site the easiest, most user-friendly surf site in the biz.  As always, feedback is encouraged.  We want to make this the most comfortable surf shop experience possible, so you can stay focused on what’s really important: the gear.  Here’s the goods-

Live Inventory 

What you see, is what we have.  If it says that it is in stock, we should have it.  All the way down to the last one, our website will let you know exactly what is in our inventory.  As some of our more unique items might take a bit longer to get back in stock, if the site says that there is “Only 1 Left,” you might want to act quick.

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NW Women’s Surf Camp’s Kauai Bali Hai Surfing & Cultural Immersion Week Retreat

Abundance, exploration, surfing and Hawaiiana awaits you!

Kauai Exotic Beach

A light in the tunnel of grey winter weather and large storm swell is a brilliant and luminous retreat on the Garden Isle of Kauai, April 22 to 28, 2014, during NW Women’s Surf Camp’s Kauai Bali Hai Surfing & Cultural Immersion Week Retreat for women. Give yourself an extraordinary tropical island experience filled with all the pleasures a week in paradise can provide. The Polynesian design and lovely amenities of The Hanalei Bay House provides guests a perfect accommodation, with a 3 minute walk to the Hanalei Bay or the village. You won’t need a car here, slip into your flip flops or go barefoot and enjoy your feet upon the earth! Van transportation is provided to and from the airport and during the island tour midweek. Continue reading

Cleanline Surf Nominated for 2013 SIMA Awards

Cleanline Surf Nominated for SIMA Award

We are honored to be nominated for this years SIMA Image Awards in the categories, Breakout Retailer, Women’s Retailer, and Men’s Retailer. For those who aren’t familiar with the SIMA(Surf Industry Manufactures Assocciation) Image Awards, they are THE awards association for the surf industry and give out awards for everything from Best Wetsuit to Best Brand to Best Marketing Campaign. We wish all of our customers could help vote for us, but voting is closed to a select few who work in the surf industry. Keeping our fingers crossed!

If you’re interested in the breakdown of categories we’ve been nominated for I have copied them below. I think we have a great chance for “Breakout Retailer of the Year” as we have had a great year thanks to our customers and a lot word of mouth growth. Thanks for that!

From SIMA.com –

Breakout Retailer of the Year

Recognizing the specialty retailer with 15 U.S. brick and mortar doors or less that experienced success in 2013, between January 1 and September 1. Consider the specialty retailer that had a break out year in terms of sales and increased store recognition and appeal. (Previous winners of this category are no longer eligible for five years.)

Men’s Retailer of the Year

Awarded to the specialty retailer that featured the best selection, product mix and merchandising in the men’s category between January 1 and September 1, 2013.

Women’s Retailer of the Year

Awarded to the specialty retailer that featured the best selection, product mix and merchandising in the women’s category between January 1 and September 1, 2013.

Gifts for Surfers: 20 Awesome and Affordable Gift Ideas

Surfer Gift Guide

There are a lot of toys out there that Surfers are interested in, and a lot of them are out of the price range for your average gift. Surfboards can run over $1000 and wetsuits can run as much as $600. To make it easier to come up with gift ideas we have procured this short list of Awesome and Affordable Gifts for Surfers.

Christmas Shoppers Look No Further. Everything listed in the below guide is available for sale at our online surf shop as well as our two retail locations. Continue reading