Not into surfing? Neither am I. But a healthy dose of laid-back atmosphere in the sometimes overwhelming pace of Manhattan makes Saturdays one of the coolest spots to hang out downtown. Surfers come by the shop to browse the gear, magazines and apparel while trendy locals come in throughout the day for the up-front espresso bar, which serves the shop’s own blend of La Colombe coffee brewed by some of the best baristas in the city.
There’s enough lifestyle accessories and clothing for everybody, even if you’ve never been on a surfboard, and are known for their high-quality craftsmanship and traditional style. After, take a walk up Crosby Street through SoHo where you can pop into the neighborhood’s many shops and see its famous street art (check the SoHo street art article).
Special tip: The garden patio behind the store is a rarity in the city. The wood-decked sanctuary from the streets serves as a hang out for New York’s artists, surfers and thinkers who are redefining what it means to live, work and surf in the city.