New surf shop opens in city

Scott Barbour opens The Boardwalk in Parksville this summer

Scott Barbour

For Scott Barbour, opening up a second surf shop in Parksville meant one thing: location, location, location.

So, the owner of Whiskey Creek’s Island Surf Co. found a storefront at The Beach Club along Highway 19A in which to open The Boardwalk.

Catering to tourists and locals alike who are looking for stand-up paddleboards and skim boards — as well as a full line of beach apparel — The Board Shop has it all.

“I had seen the place had been vacant for a couple of years, said Barbour, adding he decided to take advantage of the location when he felt it was time to expand.

Barbour said while his Whiskey Creek surf shop is still well-known for its surf boards, it wasn’t the greatest location for beach clothing — whereas The Beach Club resort location will change that.

“There is higher traffic here,” he said, noting The Boardwalk will carry apparel, skim boards, paddleboards and more.

There will be both sales and rentals available for summer beach visitors.

Come winter, Barbour added he plans to branch out into the snow sports, offering tickets to Mount Washington, outerwear and snowboarding gear.

They were planning on being open this past weekend, with hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. —  so check them out on Facebook or give them a call at 250-240-9400, or drop by the storefront in the new commercial buildings at The Beach Club on Highway 19A in Parksville.


Just Posted

Developers withdraw rezoning application for huge Parksville waterfront plan

IAG to create new draft after processing public feedback

Part Three: 10 questions with a Qualicum Beach historian

Local guide shares stories of town’s foundations

Andrew Scheer makes campaign stop in Parksville

Federal Conservative leader talks tax cuts, environment

VIDEO: Drone footage documents work to free salmon at Big Bar landslide

Video shows crews working to remove rocks and wood, and transporting salmon by helicopter

B.C. Ferries wants input on concepts for a Horseshoe Bay terminal re-design

Ferry corporation accepting public feedback until Oct. 13

Man who crushed Nanaimo RCMP cars with stolen truck gets more jail time

Majore Jackson, 34, sentenced to two more years in jail in provincial court in Nanaimo

Defense says burden of proof not met in double murder case against Victoria father

Closing statements begin in trial for man accused of killing daughters Christmas 2017

B.C. dog breeder banned again after 46 dogs seized

The SPCA seized the animals from Terry Baker, 66, in February 2018

Surrey mom allegedly paid $400,000 for son in U.S. college bribery scam

Xiaoning Sui, 48, was arrested in Spain on Monday night

Three dogs found shot dead in Prince George ditch

The three adult dogs appeared to be well cared for before being found with gunshot wounds, BC SPCA says

B.C. party bus company to be monitored after 40 intoxicated teens found onboard

Police received tip teens and young adults were drinking on party buses and limousines in Surrey

Rick Mercer calls out Conservative candidate in B.C. for fake meme

‘Not true. All fake. Please Stop,’ tweeted Rick Mercer in response

Most Read