Back to School Sale!

End of Summer Sale

We’ve got a killer sale to help ease those back to school blues!

Come in and score crazy good deals like…

Greenlines (mens and womens!) & No Rep Trunks 40% off
Viper Fins 40% off
Firewire CLOTHING 40% off
Seapod Clothing 20% off

Cushe Footwear 20% off

Freewaters Footwear 10% off
Dummy Mounts 10% off
All Wetsuits, rash guards & booties 10% off
Including ALL of our upcoming season wetsuits in stock from Patagonia, Vissla and RipCurl

T-SHERMS – Art Driven T’s $20
Featuring the work of  our friend and iconic photographer Steve Sherman.
If you haven’t already, check them out here!
Selected board socks $15
Selected board bags $50-$75
including 10′-12′ bags

Selected surfboards up to $100 off

Have you seen our new ladies styles?
We’ve got gear for the groms too!
Bird’s is your one-stop-shop to stoke out the whole fam!

Sale begins Friday, August 28th and runs through Labor Day, September 7th

October Newsletter


Summer may be over, but it sure doesn’t feel that way here at the Shed.  Southern California has been experiencing yet another heat wave, and coastal temperatures were inching towards triple digits for a few days there.  The water is as warm as ever, and with a killer south swell on it’s way out we’ve had to remind ourselves that it’s October! Summer was good to us, we even surpassed 5,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook!! (More to come on that soon!)

Fall is a welcomed season though, since it means that we’re battling less crowds, and looking forward to winter swells.

Speaking of winter… check out Bird’s thoughts on prepping for colder temperatures here

We had a great time with One Palm Media towards the end of September, screening their killer Cloudbreak documentary- THUNDERCLOUD to a packed house.  To our friends on the East Coast- the Thundercloud crew is continuing their USA tour through the rest of October.  Check their website for dates and details.

opm THUNDERCLOUD(photo: One Palm Media)

If you missed the last event, that’s a bummer.  But not to worry! We’ve got some more fun events lined up…

October 18th:

William Painter presents: “Bring it Back”, a live slideshow of previously unreleased photographs from the one and only Aaron Chang.  Space will be limited.

Birds Flyer Full Page copy


November 7th:

The 6th Annual Save the Waves Film Festival begins its 2014 US Tour with an epic evening of live music and fresh international surf films at Bird’s Surf Shed in San Diego on 11/7/14.  North county rockers Taken By Canadians will open the night’s festivities which will feature world premieres of surf, adventure and documentary films.  This event will have a cash bar with offerings from Pacifico Beer, Tito’s Vodka, & Suerte Tequila. The Save The Waves Film Festival is a fundraiser for Save The Waves Coalition and World Surfing Reserves, and all proceeds support their international coastal conservation programs.  
Buy your tickets now here


**On a serious note- longtime Shed friend and all around legend, Brandon Lillard, was in a serious BASE jumping accident in September.  Somewhere in the fine print of his insurance paperwork, there was a clause stating parachute activity would not be covered.  The good news is that Brandon is alive, and recovering well.  Also, in the miracles department, the scans performed at the ER in Utah discovered a potentially fatal (but treatable) heart condition that would have killed Brandon had it not been diagnosed.  The bad news is that the medical bills surrounding his accident will no doubt be astronomical, and he should be focused on healing, not how he’s going to pay those bills.  Brandon would never ask for himself, so it’s up to his friends and the people who love and admire him to help him through this.  If you have a minute, please check out the Go Fund Me that has been set up to help. **


Tis the SEASON to shop at The SHED!


The SHED is jam packed with all the special gifts thatsomeone can ask for. Hand made fabric Christmas stocking made from old Hoffman materials are here. Fill them up yourself or let us dial it in with all kinds of SHED stuff! Pint glasses and beanies. Hoodies and hats. SHED candles due in next weak in multiple scents and 2 sizes. Hand sewn wave design hats and stamped T’shirts from SEAPOD are super cool and different. A new run of Skip Frye T’s with pockets in both Long and Short Sleeves just came in. Frye hats will be here next week too! We have Santa Claus ornaments and a Surfing Trivia board game. Special prices of up to $200.00 off of selected Surfboards are available with $25.00 off on Custom ordered boards now or those given as Christmas presents. $15.00 deck pads. Gift cards are on hand with free SHED stickers and a free copy of the Modern Gypsy movie available with every purchase while supplies last.

Step out of the BOX and buy unique gift items sure to please all and remember to please shop your LOCAL merchants!

Merry Christmas,



Bird’s Surf Shed Logo and Identity

Big thanks goes out to MiresBall for designing our amazing logo. THANK YOU!

Dylan Jones, a Senior Designer at MiresBall, wrote two posts about creating Bird’s Surf Sheds’ logo and identity on his personal blog, Beard is the New Black. Here is Dylans’ posts combined.

Here’s some more fun stuff I’ve been working on at MiresBall lately. These are some business cards that we designed for Bird’s Surf Shed. To keep the costs down, we made stamps to use on recycled stock (the business cards are corrugated cardboard). Each piece of the system has a stamp with the relevant info, and the overall look is raw and unfinished. We wanted to make sure the branding for Bird’s shop felt authentic and not overly commercialized like some of the other chain surf shops.

I’ve been working on this logo at MiresBall on and off for a few weeks now and we’re finally making some progress. It’s been really fun exploring ways to design an authentic surf-inspired logo that stays true to the culture, but doesn’t become cliché or over-designed. We’re getting closer. For more photos, follow the link below.