We first started the Soul Surf website back in 2005 when Seb’s passion for surfing and vintage surfboards became an idea to connect sellers and buyers, keeping the incredible history of surfing alive.
Since then, we have grown authentically, first operating out of our home garage, then a warehouse, then in 2015 we took a leap of faith, quit our ‘real’ jobs, and opened a retail store on Sydney’s northern beaches. The bonus was the life long friendships and community connections formed, but the long retail hours and hectic lifestyle guided us to recognise the need for change, to reconnect with life’s coastal pleasures and relaxed pace. A new chapter of our story has now begun, in the tranquil coastal community of Port Macquarie on the mid north coast of NSW. It’s been a long journey, and one of passion. It’s hard to believe that it has been over 16 years now. Contrary to what some people perceive, we are a tiny business, still to this day with no staff. Just the two of us, doing what we love.
We have now grown into something truly unique, with connections to collectors and surfers all over the world, with our boutique old school surf shop. Forever learning, with gratitude and patience, appreciating the connections and acknowledging the history.
Vintage surfboards, surfing memorabilia, surfing history and living the ultimate coastal lifestyle are our passions. Our vision is to keep the true soul of surfing alive. Here at Soul Surf, we are dedicated to providing our customers with exceptional service through our enthusiasm, experience and knowledge.
With Seb having over 40 years of experience as a surfer, and many years of experience matching the right board to each person, he can definitely help you out. Seb is known for ensuring he doesn’t just sell a surfboard for the sake of moving stock … he would rather lose a sale than see someone on the wrong board that they are not going to enjoy. Experiencing the stoke of surfing is what it’s all about, and ensuring you get the right board is key.
With a variety of surfboards for sale, including vintage and retro surfboards, our specialty has always been longboards, that includes our own range of the Christian Pimm Performance Model, Barney Log Nose Rider Model and Hoku surfboards. All of our Soul Surf brand of surfboards are made right here in Australia. We also have a select range of surf clothing, though you won’t find any of the mega clothing brands – we like to support the little guys. Surfing accessories, hardware and beach homewares are also available to compliment your coastal lifestyle, as well as some unique surfing memorabilia including vintage surfing magazines and posters. We can also search for a particular board or piece of memorabilia for you.
"Experiencing the stoke of surfing is what it’s all about, and ensuring you get the right board is key”