Many people may not know that the Oceanside Industrial Park — located in the valley of Oceanside — produces over 60-percent of the surfboards sold in the United States annually. Traditionally, it’s a “closed-door” manufacturing hub, but at Chemistry Surfboards factory and showroom, that’s not the scene. In fact, business partners and lifelong surfers Jason Bennett and Will Smith set out to create a unique space where surfers could get face time with their shapers allowing Chemistry to dial you into a board that really fits your surfing level. Furthermore, being able to see where and how your boards are made from start-to-finish is something that the average surf shop can’t provide, but it’s a vital step in becoming a better surfer.
Established in 2008, Chemistry Surfboards has become a great resource for local and traveling surfers. In addition to the world-class factory, the showroom is a gem if YEW are looking for new accessories. Whether it’s a new leash, traction pad, fins, and of course, the latest Chemistry gear—the boys have you covered. So if you’re looking for a new shred stick and some great insight on what can take your surfing to the next level, check out this hidden gem in O’side.
3204 Production Avenue, Suite H (760) 757-1432
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