The Start to a New Surf Season

The Start to a New Surf Season

As winter begins to come to an end here in Pacific City, we can sense the approach of spring just around the corner. Soon the swells will moderate, new sandbars will form, water temperature will begin to rise, and we'll be enjoying fun sized surf under bright sunny skies, reminding us once again why surfing in Pacific City during the spring months is so enjoyable.

And here at Moment Surf Company, we're getting ready for the return of spring by making sure we are carrying the best surf and beach gear for both our old friends and the new friends we hope to make.

So we're ordering up a new batch of surfboards for both beginner and expert surfers alike, carefully selecting the best lines available, including the famed Channel Island Surfboards which we're proud to add to our already superb lineup of surfboards.We have years of experience testing different boards to find what works best in our local surf, so check out our line-up of boards and let's talk about what would be the perfect surfboard for you.

We're also stocking fresh new wetsuits in all sizes from the best brands made, including some moderate cost suits that are plenty warm and reasonably priced.

We also carry some great lines of clothing, sandals, surf accessories, and everything else needed for both the hard core surfer and the casual day tripper just out to enjoy the salt air.

And after browsing through our extensive inventory, if you're feeling hungry try one of the tasty dishes at Ben and Jeff's Burgers and Tacos located right next door to the surf shop.

So stop on by and say hello while you're at the beach creating some perfect Moments for yourself.

It's why we're here, and it's what we live for.

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