Any surfer under 50 (unless they’re lying) has enjoyed a Wavestorm at one time or another. Easy to paddle and inexpensive, the foam-covered boards make for the perfect small-wave weapon – if you’re not sold on the traditional log. They’re ideal for teaching kids on, impervious (nearly) to shorebreak, and simple to find. Well, not as simple as they once were.
Wavestorms, as you may have noticed, are no longer available at Costco, where for years one could easily purchase the iconic, multi-colored rides by simply borrowing mom’s membership card. But alas, Wavestorm’s availability at the wholesale giant’s cold warehouses has ceased to exist, replaced by a Gerry Lopez-branded soft-top from California Surf Co. Where can you find Wavestorms now? More on that in a minute but a quick review, first.