Saltburn Surf Shop has been supplying this vibrant North East surfing community since 1986 with the very best and most durable surfboards, wetsuits and accessories.
Based on the Lower Promenade, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, we specialise in cold water surf with a product range that caters for the beginner through to the advanced. We provide tried and tested equipment from only the best surfing brands including Xcel, C-Skins, Rip Curl, O’Neill, Alder and Circle 1 to name a few.
We supply wetsuits that will withstand the temperatures of the North Sea, keeping you warm and maximising your time in the water all year round and a wide range of surfboards that feel comfortably at home on the East Coast waves. We also hire surf equipment for those who are eager to try, or simply forgot to pack the van with the all important wetsuit!
Saltburn Surf Shop is run by the very enthusiastic father and son team, Gary and Evan Rogers – who have a combined 56 years surfing experience. We like nothing more than to share this wealth of knowledge to visiting and existing customers around the North East Coast.
Here at Saltburn Surf Shop, we only supply the best surf brands.
North Sea temperatures can be quite demanding and our top brand, Xcel wetsuits, has proved to withstand these conditions all the way from the depths of winter through to the milder temperatures of summer. Comfortable, durable and most importantly – warm. C-Skins, a British family run business that has been producing quality wetsuits since the late 1960’s also focus on cold water surfing. C-Skins produce affordable and durable wetsuits that stick to a surfers budget.
Other brands include Alder, supplying quality all-round and affordable equipment, Circle 1, Rip Curl, Billabong, Saltrock, Tiki, Quicksilver, Bulldog, Ocean and Earth, Animal, Swarm, Osprey, O’Neill, Cortez, FCS & Future fins and Quiver.
If it’s not in stock, we can get it!
Saltburn Surf Shop has been well established since 1986. We started out business as a mobile surf shop for the first five years, born from an idea through our good friend ‘Vince’ and eventually started by Gary Rogers and Nick Noble. Gary and Nick focused on surf hire, supplying a vibrant and growing surf community to meet the demands of the cold North Sea. This was exactly what the East Coast surfers required and perfectly situated on the Lower Promenade, Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
Initially serving through a two month summer period, it was time to get established and a new shop was built in 1990. From the help of our friends from the surfing community, the shop was finally open in the Spring of 1991. This gave Gary and Nick a permanent base and were able to trade throughout the year. Saltburn Surf Shop has been going from strength to strength for 28 years with its on-going support form the North East surfing community.
Gary has been an active surfer since 1974.
Gary travelled up to the North East Coast in 1977 to find work and sampled Saltburn-by-the-Sea for the first time in the Sol-y-Mar surf contest. Seeing the true surfing potential the East Coast had to offer, Gary decided to stay. Setting up a mobile surf hire shop in 1986 on the Lower Promenade, ‘The Saltburn Open’ began, an annual surf contest open to all abilities and usually held in September.
Gary has been an active competitive surfer throughout the years, competing in many British and world championships including the ‘Puerto Rico World Championships’ in 2005, coming 13th! He has also competed in many longboarding competitions and achieved 2nd place in the British Longboarding Championships in 2007.
Gary is still very keen and active who surfs daily depending on the conditions. He will always maintain his go-for-it attitude, ventures into the unknown and can be seen charging from knee-high to triple overhead waves.
• Made his first three wetsuits!
• Crowned British champion in 2004
• Refused a helicopter ride to hospital after a lucky escape on an East Coast reef!
• Taught people to surf for 25 years
Evan or ‘Ev’ started surfing since the age of 7 years old, taught by his dad ‘Gary’.
Evan is also an active competitive surfer who likes nothing more than to charge local competitions and compete in British, Welsh and international championships including the European Championships in Morocco, winning silver medal in the junior longboard. In 2007, Evan achieved the Welsh Junior Longboard title. With a multi disciplined skill, he has been crowned British Champion twice! Once on a shortboard for the under 12s and the other on a longboard for the under 18s in 2007.
Evan has travelled extensively across the globe to seek out world famous surf breaks. This includes Snapper Rocks, Bells Beach, Margaret River in Australia, Raglan in New Zealand, Hawaii’s North Shore, Malibu in California, Uluwatu and Lakey Peak in Indonesia and Anchor Point in Morocco. With regular visits to South West France, Evan likes nothing more than to surf with his friends on his home breaks of the North East Coast with the cheeky trip north to Thurso East.
• Shaped his own 5’11” twin fin surfboard
• Crowned British champion twice!
• Traveled extensively and surfed breaks including Snapper Rocks, Bells Beach to the famous North Shore, Hawaii.
• Claims the North East Coast has “the best waves in the world” when they come…
After having a year off from doing our annual completion, we decided to get our arse in gear and put one on for 2016. After having a terrible summer for surf we picked a date mid-September, when the autumn swells Read More