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Xcel Surf Shop Exclusives

Xcel Wetsuits have been an integral part our shop since we opened in 2010. They are not only one of our top selling wetsuit brands, but have played a major role in supporting every event/contest/fundraiser we've ever put on. They continue to sponsor many of our team riders and are dedicated to supporting core retailers [...]

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Covid-19 Update

We just wanted to update everyone with how we are moving forward regarding the current covid-19 pandemic. We have decided to close down our retail store in light of our governor's pleas for people to stay home and practice social distancing to avoid further spread of the virus. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, [...]

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2020 Airline Surfboard Boardbag Fees

With almost three weeks of rain and unsurfable conditions here in the Pacific Northwest, we are all itching to get away. The worst way to start out any surf trip is busting your budget before you even get there on ridiculous board bag fees. We’ve done the hard work for you, and painstakingly combed through [...]

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Stranded By The Tide

Words by Jeff Mollencop. Photos by Jarett JuarezLeading up to our scheduled day at Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch, we noticed the following weeks surf report was looking great for the Central California Coast. We made plans to leave the Ranch and head straight over and spend a few days riding the famous point breaks along [...]

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Kelly Slater Surf Ranch Part Two

Words By Jeff Mollencop. Photos By Jarett Juarez & Scott HugginHow much would you pay to surf a perfect wave? What’s it worth if you were guaranteed swell and clean conditions all day? Then I told you that nobody else was able to snake, drop-in, or battle you for your waves? The Kelly Slater Surf [...]

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Kelly Slater Surf Ranch Part One

Words By Jeff Mollencop. Photos by Sean Fagan & Mattie Starr My parents taught me to always tell the truth. That nothing bad comes from being honest. So here it goes…. Two years ago, I saw on social media that another shop here in the NW went to the Kelly Slater Surf Ranch, and I was jealous. [...]

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What Is The Right Wetsuit For Me? Part 2: Women's

The water temperature in the PNW tend to group what wetsuit works for Women into 2 price range categories: Entry Level 5/4mm, and Higher End 4.5/3.5mm and 5/4mm. Without as many women surfers in the water, it’s challenging for companies to produce the same amount of options as the men. This trend is quickly changing [...]

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again, and if you are having trouble finding the perfect gift for the surfer in your life, here is a little help! We put together a list of 20 items that every surfer could use. Some are more expensive than others, but everyone of them is guaranteed to increase the [...]

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What Is The Right Wetsuit For Me? Part 1: Men's

"What is the right wetsuit for me?"This is a question we get asked a lot in the shop. There are a lot of variables that go into fitting someone into the “right” wetsuit. Will this be your only wetsuit? Do you surf year-round or only in the summer? How much are you comfortable spending? Are [...]

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