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Freedom Surf Shop has been a mainstay of the Virginia Beach surf community since 2005. Upon entering our doors strangers become friends over long talks about the latest shortboard, longboard, SUP or wetsuit design and on our blog the conversation continues.

The Mini Howard by Takayama

The Mini Howard by Takayama

After eyeing this model for a couple of years we finally have it in! The Mini-Howard is a versatile 2+1 egg that will work in just about anything - big, small, blown out or perfect, and inject a ton of soul into your surfing. Check out Devon Howard (the model's namesake) riding his and then swing by the shop to feel ours up.

The Arrival of the Hokule'a

The Arrival of the Hokule'a

In 1978 Eddie Aikau jumped on his surfboard and paddled away from the capsized Hokule'a on a mission to find help. The crew of the Hokule'a was later rescued, but Aikau was never seen again. So begins the most famous (for surfers at least) chapter of the Hokule'a, a traditional sailing canoe built in the 70's to rediscover and recreate a sense of what was possible for the Ancient Polynesians.

Today the Hokule'a is sailing again and currently finds itself in the 2nd half of a worldwide voyage that began in 2013 and is expected to conclude next year, and one of the stops and that voyage is Hampton Roads. Slated to arrive today (Friday, April 22nd) at the James River Fishing Pier in Newport News where it will spend 24hrs before heading to the Riverwalk Landing Marina in Yorktown for close to 2 weeks. During that period a series of special events with the crew of the Hokule'a will be held at the Mariner's Museum.

Check out the Hokule'a's website fore more info about all of the exciting events to come, and check out this video on the Hokule'a for a better idea of how amazing this ship and voyage are.

Introducing ourCASTE

Introducing ourCASTE

Another of our new for 2016 brands is ourCASTE, which is like Roark's older, slightly more responsible brother. Modern fits, meet fresh, clean styles and technical embellishments to make sure you get the most out of your gear no matter the situation. You can see tons of new styles from the ourCASTE gang on our shelves now, so swing by!

SIC Bullet

SIC Bullet

2016 has been a year of changes for us when it comes to our SUP selection. We've dumped one or two of the old brands and brought in several more world class brands to fill out our offering. SIC SUPs out of Maui is one of our more exciting additions to the lineup this year as it provides us with a proper downwind SUP for the first time. This class of board lets us tap into open ocean adventures and is an incredible mixture of surf and race elements (even our buddies who hate the grind of paddling any type of distance love downwinders). Check out this video from SIC on their Bullet one of the more versatile boards in their range and a world class downwind model and afterwards swing by the shop and check one out in person.

Roxy + Black Rose = Kelia Moniz

Roxy + Black Rose = Kelia Moniz

Summer is fast approaching and with it tons of goods from our favorite brands. Two very different companies, both of which have new product coming into Freedom over the next week or two, share one of our favorite surfers in common, Kelia Moniz. Long time Roxy athlete and more recently the first team rider for Justin Quintal's new longboard line, Black Rose, Kelia has the surfing lifestyle pretty dialed as you can see from this clip from Roxy! 

Freedom Surf x Sunova Demo

Freedom Surf x Sunova Demo

We were stoked to host the gang at Sunova a couple weeks ago for a couple of SUP demos and a shop hang out. Our hope is to do it all over again at some point this summer, so if you missed out dry your eyes, watch this video and stay tuned for info on the next one. If you made it to the most recent demo then you have our permission to jump up and down and scream "that's me!" during this video. In any case Sunova SUPs are in store now, so you should probably come take a peak.

Roark Revival - Live to Tell the Story or Die Trying

Roark Revival - Live to Tell the Story or Die Trying

Hands down our favorite brand to emerge over the past couple of years has been Roark Revival. Each season sees the brand take fresh inspiration from an exotic locale visited by a talented team of designers and athletes. Check out this video to see what Roark has in store for us summer 2016.

2016 Surfboards

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2016 Surfboards

Over the past couple of weeks, we have received shipment after shipment of 2016 surfboards, SUPs, and apparel. We are definitely feeling like Spring has arrived! To top it off, we’ve had fun little waves over the past couple of days. All of this has us daydreaming about a fresh season on the water with new equipment. Here’s just one of the toys that we currently have in the store and are itching to get wet...

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