Monday, September 13, 2010

local love #1 ... the black wall

#1 in an occasional series about local surf stores (around the world eventually, but starting in my backyard, Australia) ... yes they stock TCSS, but that's not all we like about them! These stores are all meeting points for the groms and local legends to swap tall tales and true.

First cab off the rank is
The Black Wall in Cottesloe, Western Australia which only opened it's doors 6 weeks ago. Mossy talks us through it.

Name and location of store:

Black Wall, Shop 1/30 Jarrad Street, Cottesloe WA

1. How long has your store been operating?

Black Wall is just a baby...we threw the doors open on the 1st August this year.

Rad Dan taking a break from painting up the fresh walls

2. What's your local break?

My local break is Cott Main...but it hasn’t broken this year :( so we've been making do with some local reefs and the odd trip down the coast.

3. Who's your favourite local surfer or shaper?

At the moment I'm digging Timmy Shaw...surfs on anything when he's not being a sparky on the mines. There's a whole bunch of local grommets ripping also!!! Two mates of mine just shaped their own Muzz and Eagles are my fav local shapers for sure!!!

4. What's your favourite local eatery/drinkery?

The new Bar around the corner from the shop...Elba...not bad for a Friday arvo/evening beverage!!! Mrs Browns bar down in North Freo...with Flipside burgers next door is another fun night out. Otherwise you can't beat a Sunday arvo down at Little Creatures in Freo.

5. What keeps the locals coming in?

At the moment we're really relying on the locals...and I guess it's the mix of product and really good service that makes them come back and of course the lovely threads from TCSS!!! For the locals...Black Wall is their little secret.

Thanks for being our first victim umm subject Mossy, store is looking awesome mate, bring on summer!

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