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The Urethane Leg Rope as a Surfing Necessity. An Interview with Mark from Stay Covered. By Paul Greer

A family ­run business out of Oceanside, CA, Stay Covered has been in the business of surf essentials and accessories since their beginning 30 plus years ago, sewing board bags and hand tying leashes. Their leashes being a primary tool of necessity for the modern surfer on any size day, they strive to make a top quality piece of equipment right here in the good old U.S. of A. Surfboard leashes were first created and received a lukewarm welcome in Santa Cruz by Pat O’Neill, 1971. They were an innovation to extend surf sessions and prevent the long swim to shore chasing down a board that might be getting smashed on the rocks. But with surgical tubing tied to a...

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Spring Sale

Aqua's Spring Fling!For only April 21-28, take 50% off your second item of clothing, sandals, surf accessories, shades, and more!  Hurry in before we sell through our inventory and somebody else grabs you springtime swag!Sale excludes wetsuits, wetsuit accessories, and surfboards.

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Feed Me Chula!

Our next Pop Happening is April 21st- featuring Vannessa and her delicious menu focused on fresh ingredients and flavors inspired by Mexican and Basque cuisine. FEED ME CHULA: "I grew up hanging around the kitchen, mostly with my grandmothers, listening to all their wild stories and watching their wild ways. I was fascinated by my Mexican grandmother killing the chickens that we'd be having for supper and enjoying chasing the decapitated dinner around the yard. It's a bit morbid yes but something so beautiful and artistic about it. I am a trained artist and went to art school my entire life, learning mostly painting and printmaking. I enjoy food and its beauty, the methodical practices that come along with cooking,...

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Oliver talks fins with da man- Vince Longo founder of Future Fins.

DA FUTURE: So here at Aqua, we've been doing good business selling Futures Fins. We love the simplicity and reliability of the system, making it our first choice in fin system.  However, recently the variety of fin options out there has become so vast, that it has become overwhelming for most of us. Different colors, pro models, ride numbers and $100 price tags can start to make your head spin!  To combat this, we at the shop have been rigorously testing different fin setups; Sizes, materials, foils, bizarre combinations, in order to find the magic setup for the various conditions presented to us thanks to our beloved Ocean Beach. Through some reading, some generosity from Futures, and through many failures...

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Interview with Kurosaka and Eric of AXXE Wetsuits. The best custom built wetsuits we have come across!

AXXE is a small cottage business singularly focused on making handcrafted custom fitted wetsuits in Japan from the highest quality neoprenes and lining materials (many of which are their own materials). No, they do not make backpacks, surfboard slings, sunglasses, or watches.  They are a company whose success is founded solely from their passion and skill at building surfers quality suits that fit their unique bodies, that reign supreme in the requirements of comfort, lightness and warmth.  From Axxe’s website, "We are manufacturers of handcrafted, custom-fitted wetsuits straight from Japan.  Axxe Wetsuits are made from innovative and proprietary materials, balancing the unparalleled suppleness of the rubber and linings with high performance and functionality.  This means more warmth and less paddle...

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