You walk through the door of your local surf shop. The moment you get that first whiff of surf wax mixed with fresh neoprene, you feel at ease. This is home – or your preferred home anyway. It’s a treasure trove of apparel, gear, and knick-knacks that only a surfer could truly appreciate: a signed surfboard from a local pro hangs from the ceiling, eight feet of wall space is dedicated to nothing but beige-ish, brown-ish sandals, and every item in the store somehow includes either a wax comb or bottle opener.
But you aren’t here for any of those items. Because today, you are here to buy a surfboard. And not just any surfboard – the surfboard. The one you’ve been eyeing online for months. You’ve read the reviews, double and triple-checked multiple volume calculators, and watched videos of former CT surfers ripping on it. You’re certain that this off-the-rack surfboard is for you.