Join Boathouse Collective and Boat Co. Talk Show host Derek Sabori in a candid and personal deep dive discussion with local retail legends Duke Edukas and Paul Burnett, co-owners at Surfside Sports. Duke and Paul, have run the local action sports industry pillar, Surfside Sports since ’92. Hear about their early days, the risks, the rewards, and the relationships that have fueled their business for the last 25+ years. From their early days in Huntington Beach to their near beach front location down in Newport Beach, to their big move up to Costa Mesa, Duke and Paul have so much to share. Not to mention, the countless relationships that have been built with all the surf, skate & snow brands through the years and the lessons learned from a 30-year business partnership. You won’t want to miss it.
About Surfside Sports: Surfside Sports has been in business since 1973. Located in Costa Mesa, CA. (The heart of the surf, skate, and snow industry), Surfside Sports is an iconic retailer in action sports, and has been a pioneer retailer for most manufacturers in the industry. Surfside was originally located on the Balboa Peninsula for over 30 years until they moved up the hill to Costa Mesa in late 2006. Their new store is over 17,000 square feet and is filled with your favorite surf, snow and skate brands. They boast a friendly and knowledgeable crew of over 40 people, and host the iconic Snow Carnival each year to kick off the upcoming snow season.
Duke Edukas and Paul Burnett are the co-owners of Surfside. Duke has been snowboarding since 1992 and Paul surfing since 1960.
About The Boat Co. Talk Show (BCTS): The BCTS is a monthly exploration of the diverse, creative and entrepreneurial talent that resides right here in our backyard. The show’s goal is to contribute to a better world, starting with our own community, by inspiring future leaders with stories of positivity, perseverance, and hard work. It’s an hour that will entertain, uplift, challenge convention, provoke thought, and stir emotions.
With a focus on the personal journey, host Derek Sabori takes a living-room-chat approach to get the stories that matter, and to draw out the insights that can help professionals and students of all ages as they craft their own career, and personal life, trajectories.
About Derek: For nearly 20 years, and in multiple roles, Derek was a part of the team at the action sports leader Volcom, ending his career there as the VP of Global Sustainability. He’s the founder of a Sustainability Resource Guide called The Underswell, and is the Co-Founder of the Men’s yoga brand Kozm. Derek’s an instructor at Orange Coast College, and works tirelessly to push sustainability and better business into the core of influential brands and companies. @theunderswell @derekasabori
Date: Monday, March 27th, 2017
Location: Boathouse Collective 1640 Pomona Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Schedule: Doors open at 5pm, dinner served from 5-7. Talk begins at 7:30pm.
Cost: Free. Food & beverages available for purchase.