About us

Our story began in 1975.  Marc adam and john kies had worked together at koast surfboards and when that closed down, they decided to open their own shop up the street. NOT A LOT HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS, AS THE SMELL OF SURF WAX STILL GREETS YOU WHEN YOU WALK THROUGH OUR DOOR. KNOWN AS ONE OF THE LAST REMAINING “CORE” SURF SHOPS AROUND, WE FEEL BLESSED TO BE KEEPING THE STOKE ALIVE SINCE 1975. 

Our products are a marriage of lifestyle products and surf gear.  We supply everything you need to get in the surf or hang out on the turf in surfer style.  

We are eternally grateful for this amazing community which has kept us in business the past 45 years.  we look forward to continuing to serve our locals as well as the greater online community.

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Meet Our Crew

Marc Adam

Marc Adam

Owner

MARC IS THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE FACE OF ENCINITAS SURFBOARDS. FOR THE PAST 45 YEARS HE'S BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE RETAIL SIDE OF THE BUSINESS. YOU CAN CATCH HIM IN HERE MOST DAYS OF THE WEEK SWAPPING STORIES AND WHEN HE'S NOT HERE OR HANGING WITH THE FAMILY, YOU CAN CATCH HIM DOWN AT THE LEGION JAMMING WITH HIS BAND!  
Kelby Adam

John Kies

Owner / Shaper

JOHN STARTED SHAPING BACK IN 1969 BEFORE OPENING THE SHOP WITH MARC BACK IN 1975. SINCE THEN, THE KIES CUSTOM SHAPES/ENCINITAS SURFBOARDS LINE HAS GROWN A FIERCLY LOYAL FOLLOWING DUE TO HIS ABILITY TO CREATE PERFECT SHAPES FOR OUR LOCAL SURF. WHEN JOHN'S NOT IN THE SHAPING ROOM OR AT THE SHOP, YOU CAN FIND HIM ON THE GOLF COURSE WHERE HE'S QUICKLY MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF. 
Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Manager

Matty's been with us for the past 20 years and is dad to a spunky little girl. He's well versed in all of the products we offer (and a few we don't!) If you've got a question, he's sure to have the answer!  He can also offer you a tip or two on your golf swing! He is co-owner of the popular Surf AM/Golf PM apparel line.
Todd Adam

Todd Adam

Manager

Most of you will remember Todd from the good ol' days. He has been Working in the shop since he himself was a grom. Todd took 10 years off to be a sales rep before returning to his roots.  he is our resident SUP expert and loves helping get people into the surf with the best board for their needs.
Kelby Adam

Kelby Adam

Sales / Social Media

Kelby is our newest staff addition but has been part of the enci family since he was born (he's marc's son) If you've noticed our social media game getting stepped up, it's thanks to this guy right here.
Merit Brown

Merit Brown

Website

merit has been with us for the past ten years, both behind the counter and behind the scenes.  these days she works primarily on our website keeping it up to date and easy to navigate!

WHY SHOP WITH US

Customer Service

Here at Encinitas Surfboards, we pride ourselves on giving our customers the best experience and most knowledgeable staff around. If we don't have the answer, we will do our best to track it down.

Keepin the stoke alive

We have been in business at the same location since 1975. And we still operate with the same owners as the day we opened. Come on by and let us show you why we've been a local tradition since 1975.

Fast Shipping

we ship exclusively with the USPS Priority Mail Service which allows you to track your package every step of the way. Most packages are delivered within 3 days after shipping and we do our best to get your order out same day!