Spyderboards and Spyder II

Best Surf Shops, June 2012

Go to the Pacific Coast Highway site of Spyderboards, the Hermosa Beach mainstay, for the equipment and to the pier spot, Spyder II, to acquire surfer ensembles. The pier location has the best range of beach footwear we’ve found, with textile-diverse slip-ons from Sanuk, Toms, and Reef in everything from poncho stripes to plaids. The mezzanine is awash in sandals, including the hard-to-find, impossible-to-destroy designs from Scott Hawaii, which invented rubber slippers in the 1930s. We also spied Volcom dresses and bags we saw nowhere else and a sweet selection of kids’ clothes. At Spyderboards the staff question you on where and how well you surf, data they enter on the custom-order form sent to the secret workshop where pioneer shaper Dennis Jarvis still makes his boards.