391815_237866936280744_848941650_nSeasons Greetings Readers!

Alex Stowell here.  Most people I know are getting a big stocking full of coal this Christmas.  However, in the event that you know some folks who have been good, how about using your buying power to support the local businesses?  You know, send the see ya later gesture to Amazon, and walk on down to the boardwalk to do some shopping!

Everybody know someone that wants a new skateboard, wetsuit, or hoodie.   Maui and Sons has all of the above and more.  So, get off line and  go visit Cheryl and company at either their Oceanfront Walk or Washington Square location.

About Maui and Sons’ Retail Surf and Skate Shop:

Our surf shop offers everything from Surf Lessons and Board Rentals to Boardshorts, Rashguards, and everything in-between. In addition to our seasonal designs we have launched our our own Maui and Sons collection, we also carry some of the top surf and skate brands. The store stocks full collections of Clothing for Men, Women, Boys & Girls, as well as, surfboards, skimboards, backpacks, skateboards , watches etc. With the Maui & Sons Brand licensed and produced in over 100 countries, and our connection with the corporate office, located in Pacific Palisades, our shop has the unique opportunity to bring in Collections from countries such as Australia, France, Italy, Panama and the Middle East to name just a few. All of these collections can be found in the store and on the new Maui and Sons Online Store. We will be adding an online skate shop to bring you the best brands for purchase online.


In this photo:  Maui and Sons’ Tony and Cheryl Johnson, and VenicePaparazzi’s Alex Stowell


Who We Are?   Whether you’re renting a board, taking a surf lesson or purchasing a t-shirt, when you’re at the Maui & Sons Retail Surf Shop we care about the experience you have. You will always be welcomed in with a smile and a ready hand to help with whatever you need. If you do stop in you will most likely run into Cheryl Johnson who manages the Surf Shop on a daily basis. She personally makes sure everyone that walks through the door gets the service they deserve. Cheryl has been a part of the Maui & Sons family for more than 20 years. A Native of Carlsbad, California, Cheryl grew up surfing with the likes of Tom Curren and Joey Buran.  She has traveled around the world and knows a little something about almost everything. So there isn’t much she won’t be able to help you with. And if she doesn’t know, she will google it for ya. The rest of the staff is just as accomodating if she is not there so dont be afraid to ask as she is a phone call away. The store has a home away from home feel. The shop offers dressing rooms for trying those great threads on and/or changing out of wetsuits, we will usually have a dry towel waiting. Just don’t forget to wash the sand off your feet before you come in the shop…or we will send out to the water bucket to do it anyway.


Need a surf lesson!  Our Surf Instructors are second to none. We are proud to brag that our instructors are all locals, having grown up on the beaches of Southern California; they haven’t missed to many days catching waves over the years. Each of our Instructors has traveled to places around the world surfing amazing waves, tasting native foods, and hanging with the locals. They always come back with grand stories of gnarly tubes, narrowly escaping killer sharks and recently one Gisele Bündchen sighting in Costa Rica. If you want to learn to surf, we promise you a fun learning experience at a great value with instructors who will be stoked to help you catch your first wave.



A 1 hr and 15 min private, one-on-one lesson.
Includes board and wetsuit.



Hard Top Surf Board – $10/hr
Foam board – $8/hr
Wetsuit – $10 Flat Rate with board rental
Wetsuit Only – $20 Flat Rate




Trick Skateboard – $5/hr
Longboard and Cruiser – $7/hr

ID or Passport plus Deposit is Required for all rentals.

Lessons and Rentals are available from both of our shops







Maui & Sons Retail #1, 1415 Ocean Front Walk,  Venice, CA 90291 . p: 310.392.6284

Maui & Sons Retail #2, 23 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. p: 310.823.5850


For more info:    mauiandsonsretail.com