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National Buy Local Day

Today is National Buy Local Day. Be sure to support your local mom&pop surf shops. Please support your local shapers and glassers.

Why Buy Local?

• Local businesses produce more income, jobs, and tax receipts for local communities than big box stores do.
• Local businesses are more likely to utilize local ads, banks and other services.
• Local businesses donate more money to nonprofits and are more accountable to their local communities.
• Supporting local businesses preserves the economic diversity of our communities and the unique character of our neighborhoods.
• Supporting local businesses is good for the environment, because it cuts down on fuel consumption. Buying locally produced goods reduces the need to ship goods from thousands of miles away and also cuts down on the distances shoppers travel.

www.buylocalday.org

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  • Anonymous
    November 18, 2006

    Amen to this… I get all my boards from a local guy here in the Outer Banks… Ted Kerns. but Ted is going to move to Hawaii and I dont know who’s board I will use ater he is gone.

  • Anonymous
    November 18, 2006

    Where can I find a “No Pop Outs” sticker?

  • reverb
    November 18, 2006

    …yeah

    but the people buy non local sometimes for the costs

  • Anonymous
    November 18, 2006

    if moonlight would move to the west coast I would shop local 100% of the time.
    Maybe, you could bring a couple of good shapers with you.

  • Anonymous
    November 18, 2006

    the west coast of OZ???

  • Anonymous
    November 18, 2006

    Sweet! my new board is ready today. I’m going to pay the balance and pick it up, so now I can feel even better about it.

  • Chum
    November 19, 2006

    I hope it’s okay if I buy from you guys just this once…

  • No pop out bandit
    November 20, 2006

    Anonymous, if you want some stickers i can send you a few.. post you email and or home address and ill send you some.

  • J.P.
    November 20, 2006

    You can e-mail me the address at funkleucadian@gmail.com and I will pass on the info.
    You can also find those stickers at McKelvin’s surf shop.

  • Anonymous
    November 21, 2006

    Moonlight is in California. What west coast are you on?

  • Anonymous
    November 22, 2006

    yes,

    loved this post

  • SGKO
    June 11, 2011

    Eh How’zit and Aloha to all the Braddah and Sista Surfa’s out dea!

    So if a local surf shop, say a warehouse in Santa Cruz CA, owned and operated by local SC surfers, designs, shapes, and sells PVC sandwich construction epoxy surfboards, they are making “Pop-Out’s” and thus undermining local surf shop business and board makers and the immediate community / neighborhood and board makers who exclusively go the PU / Glass route? Lot’s of good boards out there by reputable board makers who utilize both PU/Glass as well as epoxy construction…I surf both PU/Glass and Epoxy boards…surfing is surfing…I’m not convinced that my purchasing one or the other is undermining any local shops…it really seems like a pissing match…and having some Backwoods Podunk Hill Billy South Carolina surf shop doing their anti pop out drive, WTF with that?…and the attitude that if you’re caught surfing on an epoxy board on a certain day and time of the year, people will tell you to take your epoxy board out of the water…yeah braddah, whateva’s…I would like to see some uppity Haole boy tell me to go home ‘cus I am out surfing on my epoxy Fish…you’d have to lay hands on me to leave the water, and that would be a life changing mistake for you…or anyone. I don’t care if people are out surfing on friken floor mats made out of Leggo’s…people should just surf, have fun, kick back, and not harass anybody out in the line up.

    Aloha a’ Hui Ho!

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