On this episode of The UK Surf Show, we chat to Steve, owner and creator of Real Surfing Magazine, and his newest venture, Fringe Surf Shop, in Newquay, Cornwall, .
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Fringe Surf Shop
Fringe Surf Shop has the same old school vibes Steve is known for from his time at Karma. As well as selling surf apparel and equipment, it is also like a museum in there full of lots of weird and wonderful surfcraft. It’s located in the heart of town just off Bank Street in the ‘Cribbar Yard’ between the pasty shop and the old H.S.B.C. building in the back where there’s a courtyard and posh restaurant.
It opens on 29th April 2023 and is 50% dedicated to alternative surfers that enjoy bodysurfing, matsurfing, kneeboarding, bellyboarding and any other wacky way to have fun in the surf. The other 50% is going to be a cooperative to showcase UK shapers and to provide a place for the surfing community to come together and support each other. Definitely not ‘just another shiny surfshop’, it’s harking back to the roots and the history of surfing.
Please go support this shop as Stevo has poured his heart and passion into this new venture and wants the UK community, whether a day oner or old school guru, to feel they can relate and feel part of something.
Stevo is not trying to be a millionaire, he just wants to not get a real job, talk surf all day, get people on the right craft and, if he doesn’t sell what you are after, he will gladly point you in the right direction to another shop in town that might. It’s all about community and he says he feels the surf shops, shapers and surfers should support one another to move forward. We have a rich history and culture of surfing now in the u UK and its about time we stood together and really make it special. We have the waves, we have the community and now we’ve got the raddest shop too.
Real Surfing Magazine
Issue 10 of Real Surfing Magazine will be out at the beginning of may and features Bob McTavish, Mike Stewart, our very own queen of British surfing, Gwyn Haslock, as well as a few other notable characters from home and away with a theme on surf photography and travel.
It’s got all the usual articles, opinions and stories and will be available at the new shop and all the participating rootsy shops that continue to support it.
You can also grab a copy by post and all details will be available on the real surfing Instagram, Facebook and fringe surfing social media over the coming weeks
Real Surfing Magazine Here
Fringe Surf Shop Instagram Here