The shop is shut, but our website remains open.

The front of Down the Line Surf Co Shop with doors closed

As of 17:30 today, Monday 23rd March 2020, we will be temporarily closing the doors of our shop.

Due to the progressing situation with Coronavirus we feel it is time to temporarily shut our doors in order to ensure the safety of both our staff and customers. We will still be operating as normal online and we will also be offering a click and collect service from the store.

We are in close communication with our couriers, who currently are experiencing no disruption to the delivery network, so business is still running. We will let you know of any changes as and when they happen.
One of the team will be working behind the scenes every day, so there will be someone to talk to over the phone (01736) 757025 or (01736) 759789 10am-4pm, and emails will be promptly responsed to

Since 1993 we have endeavoured to provide our customers with the best products and best service that we possibly can and in a crazy time where everything is changing this is one thing that will always remain. Take care and see you back in the shop sometime soon.

Big love from the DTL crew x

P.S. For all of you going through self isolation, our friends at Lost will be streaming one of their classic videos, every 3 days, for free. Check below on how to watch:-


“ during these difficult times, we wish to add to your entertainment choices. We will be streaming one of our classic surf videos, for three days each, over the next couple of weeks.
Sit back and enjoy these timeless and classic time capsules from a far more care free and simple time.”

Starting this week with 5’5 19 1/4

“In the Fall of 1994, a very young Chris Ward called me from Hawaii- “ Tom Curren is out at Logs on a “Fish”. It’s short n wide and I want one. Can you make me one?” Curren was riding a Tommy PetersonFireball. More of an extremely squished, pointy nose, swallow tailed shortboard, than true “fish”. I had no idea what Tom was on, so I went at round town checking vintage 70’s twin fins hanging on the walls of surf shops. Got some inspiration, went to my shaping room and came up with what would be the first “ RoundNoseFish”. A 5’5” wide nosed, twin fin, with a fairly normal width swallow tail. Concave under the front foot to a deep vee, low rocker tail. We got the board to Hi. Chris got on it and the rest is sort of history. That Next (‘95) summer, we made some for Cory and a few other guys and started gathering footage.. I started riding them myself. We released “ What’s Really going Wrong” which featured segments of both Chris and Cory on the early fish. Mainly at Trestles. People noticed, but it wasn’t fully appreciated…yet. That fall, armed with a couple fresh fish, compete with rear fcs fin plugs, to complement the glasses on Twins, the boys were back in Hawaii. This time with Drew Todd to video. Oneill started running ads of Chris n Cory riding the boards and things started to steam roll, even before we finally made the film. Andy wanted ”one of those fish things”. My friends, other team riders and even a couple surf shops, as well. People really we’re ready for some thing new. “

-Matt Biolos.

….1997 and surfing is still licking it’s wounds after the release of Lost’s first two releases What’s

Really Going On, and What’s Really Going Wrong — which served as the antithesis of the bubble-gum

pop world captured in Taylor Steele’s films. Lost just hit record wherever they were. On the road. At

the party. In the water. There were no skits. No acting. This was real. At the time, surfboards looked

like bananas in elf shoes, with too much rocker, no width and no volume. But Chris Ward and Cory

Lopez were now running around the North Shore with “little discs” attached to their feet and

shredding on them in all conditions while filmer Drew Todd followed, relaying back to Reola and

Biolos just how sick what was going down. The result is the third (or so, depending where you start

keeping track) installment into …Lost’s video library. This was the beginning of the slow death to the

6’2″ shortboard and launched the ride this board “3 to 4 inches shorter than your normal shortboard”

sticker on 3/4 of the new boards in shops. The film was raw and it sucker punched us with the idea

that they could get radical on anything — in any size surf. Chris Ward. Cory Lopez. Andy Irons. Bruce

Irons, all running wild in the ocean with a bunch of little discs under their feet, completely

disregarding the modern surfboard trends of the mid ‘90s and in the process kickstart a surfing

renaissance. And it all started as a bunch of dudes crashing on a couch in need of a ride to Lowers.

Matt Biolos and Chris Ward’s little surfboard experiment and Mike Reola’s awareness to document it

all led to one of the raddest cult films to ever be released. It’s hard to believe that Matt’s been

cranking out a version of this board for over 25 years now

Link for the full video


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