Boardriders the surfers one stop surf shop (click the image to see more of Boardriders)
The other day when I was up at Echo Beach / Canggu I thought I would drop into the Boardriders mega sized Surf store located less than 100mtrs back from the beach. I dig this one stop surf shop because it has absolutely everything a surfer needs. I do mean absolutely everything and anything you could think of for that matter.
Being a “surf shop” and aptly named “Boardriders” it is a huge contrast from the modern-day surf shop that we all too often come across. What I sadly see too much of these days in surf shops is a focus on clothing, shoes and sunnies when you walk in and just a few token surfboards. When you walk into the Echo Beach Boardriders surf shop you are immediately surrounded by surfboards, 350 in store new boards to choose from to be precise. With plans to increase their range to 500 brand new boards in the next couple of months, 500!
Let’s talk about their surfboards and fins, that’s what is foremost on every surfer’s mind when they hit a surf shop. These guys have a huge range of big-name surfboards. But what catches my eye in there is the range NATIVE surfboards all made from 100% Australian materials. I’ve had a few of these boards and I can honestly say they are high performance and seriously tough boards. Native surfboards just don’t cater to the “experienced surfers” (although a few of Indonesia’s best surfers are riding them). They also produce the best transition “step up” models for surfers wanting to take it to the next level. Plus, high volume longer boards for “new surfers” to start catching waves on. The guys are also able to help you order a custom made surfboard with your own dimensions and design.
Fins, well I’d like a few minutes for a fin grab in this place that’s for sure. So many fins from the all the pro models of FCS and Future. But being an old fin maker / foiler myself I was so stoked to see their range of Native handmade and hand foiled fins in stock. Available for all boards including a sick range of single fins. Hands down you can’t beat the feel of a ‘hand foiled” fin. Try one and you will instantly feel the difference.
Reef boots, sunglasses from Carve, back packs clothes and board shorts, wetsuits and rash vests. Not to mention stickers, wax, hats, caps and shoes. Absolutely everything that should be in a surf shop. Boardriders also has a pretty good selection of second-hand surfboards. This surf shop really is your one stop go to for anything you need that is surfing or cool.
Their latest addition is a all you need range of “free diving” equipment. What I saw was a good selection of quality “free dive” gear and even some serious spear guns for the spear fishermen.
Don’t just take my word, go in and take a look for yourself. There is also plenty of parking available nearby.
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Boardriders surf shop; Jalan Batu Mejan Echo Beach Canggu.