Our History

We’ve had our roots firmly established on the North Coast since 1998.

Our store was set up in the small surfing town of Ballito, by local surfers Johno and Bernice Hutchison. After traveling and surfing around the world, they grabbed the opportunity to offer that same surf-stoke lifestyle to Ballito locals.

This store has been a fundamental part of the surfing community.

The family’s involvement in surfing events, outreach programs and development surfing has molded our resolve to offer the best range of quality surfing products and beach accessories. Our focus is to provide every customer with professional service and the widest range of local and international choices.

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We’re so grateful to have the constant support of locals and visitors alike.

Our shores offer some of the best surfing conditions in Southern Africa and we’re blessed to be a part of that. Our passion for surfing and our love for the place where we live, inspires us to remain the local hardcore surf store in Ballito. Our loyal and helpful staff have contributed to the positive customer relationships that have been nurtured over the years.

We’ve seen so much progress in the surfing world since opening our doors.

The Hutchison Handcrafted Pros, The Mr Price Pro (now known as The Ballito Pro) and a variety of local learn to surf initiatives, just to name a few. We’ve been here through it all. We’ve seen young customers bloom and flourish into surfing champions, competing for world titles or simply marrying the love of their lives.
Welcome to our family. We look forward to assisting you soon!
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