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Why You Should Shop At Your Local Surf Shop

Watersports offer the very definition of freedom and at Be-Rad Watersports, we specialise in the big three! Kitesurfing, Paddleboarding, and Wing-foiling, have captured the attention of countless people all over the world. These sports have developed into more than just a pastime; they have become a way of life and a neighbourhood.


Shopping at a local surf shop like Be-Rad Watersports has an undeniable attraction whether you're an experienced rider or a beginner just dipping your toes in the water. In this blog, we'll look at some of the many reasons why shopping at a local surf shop is beneficial for you and the water-sports industry as a whole.



One of the strongest justifications for doing business here is the breadth of expertise and knowledge held by the staff at a neighbourhood surf shop. The staff at a neighbourhood surf shop, in contrast to larger retail chains, is typically made up of water-sports enthusiasts like Brad and I who are eager to share their knowledge and are personally invested in the sport. Our tailored advice is priceless, from suggesting the best board for your skill level to assisting you in selecting the ideal wetsuit. Since we have first-hand knowledge of the area's conditions and are excellent sources of information, the staff can help you make decisions that will save you time and increase your enjoyment on the water.



At Be-Rad Watersports we prioritise quality over quantity. Our selection of paddleboards, wetsuits, accessories, and apparel has been curated with care and attention to detail. By shopping locally, you're more likely to find products from reputable and innovative brands that focus on sustainability and eco-friendly practices. Plus, you have the opportunity to support local artisans and shapers, fostering a thriving community of talented individuals who are deeply committed to their craft.



The activities that Be-Rad Watersports offer, promotes a sense of community among people who share similar interests. Local surf shops act as hubs for establishing these ties. They serve as social hubs where like-minded boarders can interact, share advice, and engage in the excitement of browsing new products and sharing knowledge and advice amongst each other. By shopping at a local surf shop, you join this vibrant community and make friends and connections that go beyond the sport itself. Be-Rad Watersports has a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere, we'll happily make you a tea or coffee while you have a browse and introduce you to local groups to make you part of our scene.


When you step into Be-Rad Watersports, you're not just another face in the crowd. Our team genuinely care about your water-sports journey and we take the time to understand your needs. We can help you select equipment tailored to your skill level, body type, and local conditions.



Additionally, we offer repair services, ensuring that your gear stays in top condition. We offer wing repairs, kite repairs, and paddleboard repairs. If you purchase through our shop, we'll often give you a replacement product to keep you on the water while your gear is being repaired. This personalised approach creates a more enjoyable shopping experience and contributes to your overall progress as a watersports enthusiast.



Shopping at your local surf shop has a positive impact on both the local economy and the environment. By supporting local businesses, you contribute to the economic vitality of your community. You help preserve jobs, encourage entrepreneurship, and foster growth within the surf industry. Furthermore, local surf shops often have a strong focus on sustainability, promoting environmentally friendly practices and products. By purchasing from them, you actively participate in the movement towards a more eco-conscious surfing community.



When it comes to shopping for surf gear and immersing yourself in the vibrant watersports culture, a local surf shop like be Be-Rad Watersports is an irreplaceable asset. From the expert advice and personalized service to the sense of community and support for the local economy, there are countless reasons why you should make it a priority to shop at your local surf shop. So, grab your board, head down to us today and embark on a journey that goes beyond just shopping. It's a way to connect, learn, and make a positive impact on the world of surfing.



Call us on 01323766650 or pop into the Pevensey Bay store and a member of our team will help you out.


If you've enjoyed reading our latest blog, please share it on social media and tag us in the post, thanks for supporting Be-Rad Watersports and look forward to seeing you on the water soon!

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