Wed, 07 Jun 2017
In 1992, Chris Christenson’s shaping career began with a six-year apprenticeship to shaping legend, Dick Brewer, perfecting the skill of shaping boards under Brewer, and the influence of his then neighbour, Skip Frye. His board designs reflect these influences with [R... Read the full post
Tue, 09 May 2017
A Retrospective Appraisal The Firewire Vanguard, a game changer. The Vanguard is a diamond nosed modern planing hull (MPH) designed, pioneered and refined by Daniel”Tomo”Thomson. The distinctive ultra parallel (straighter) lines running nose to tail allow the board... Read the full post
Fri, 05 May 2017
In our never ending quest to ensure that we keep the shop stocked with the freshest surfing goodies. Trev and Ryan have volunteered to spend the next couple of weeks traversing the coastline of Australia connecting with our current suppliers […]
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Since opening in 1993, Hayle's Down The Line Surf Shop has always been a true surfer's surf shop, with surfboards, wetsuits and surf hardware being the core of our business.
Every year we traverse the globe as part of our relentless quest to bring the world's newest and best equipment to UK shores. And having done so since the 1990s, we've built a great rapport with some of the world's leading manufacturers - which translates into high quality and cutting edge technology for our customers.
Having introduced some of Australia's finest surfboards to Europe over the past couple of decades (JS and DHD for example), we also bring in some of the best that America has to offer in the form of Ryan Lovelace, Bing (Matt Calvani) and Christenson. Going back down under, we ship in some unreal surfboards shaped by the likes of Neal Purchase Jnr.and Paul Hutchinson of Vouch. On top of all of these, we continue to bring you the latest models from Pukas, Channel Islands and Lost (Matt 'Mayhem' Biolos),and many, many more (#weleadthepack).
Surfboards are our speciality, but we also know what's what when it comes to wetsuits, stocking all the leading brands, including O'Neill, Patagonia, Rip Curl and XCEL. Between us we've fitted thousands upon thousands of wetsuits so we know all about those little nuances in fit which make all the difference.
We all surf and we all travel; between us we have covered every continent. We are a real, bricks and mortar shop located in the town of Hayle - right on the doorstep of some of the UK's best surf spots.
Our shop opening times are:-
9:30 - 5:30 Monday to Saturday
10:00 - 5:00 Sundays - and our website is always open 365 days a year!