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. **


Bird’s Surf SHED Upcoming Events…

We’re a busy bunch these next few months, and we’re really excited about all the projects we’ve got coming up.  There’s something for everyone!

Bird’s Surf SHED Upcoming Events!

Check out what we’ve got happening next…

9/20/2014: Thundercloud Film Screening

You won’t want to miss this epic documentary about the monster swell that hit Tavarua’s Cloudbreak in         June 2012.  Advanced tickets can be purchased here. 10/18/2014: William Painter presents: “Bring it Back” : a live slideshow of previously unreleased photos from world renowned photographer Aaron Chang of San Diego’s legendary waves and surfers.
11/7/2014: Save The Waves Film Festival Join us for an evening with the Save the Waves Coalition for their 6th annual Film Festival! The film festival is a one-night specialty event featuring documentary surf films, ocean conservation campaigns, live music and art. Stay tuned for more details!


Having been down this late Summer, warm water trip before, here’s a bit of advice that you may or may not choose to heed.

As of today the water temp has taken a pretty solid hit and has dropped down to the upper 50’s to the very low 60’s. If you are planning on buying a new fullsuit for this season then you had better make your move now! In years past when the water temp remains this warm till this late in the year, just about all surf shops hold off on ordering large amounts of Winter suits not wanting to be carrying that much inventory going into the end of the year. This causes a chain reaction with in the wetsuit manufacturing companies who cut back sharply on their usual production numbers in anticipation of weak sales. When the water finally drops and a run on full suits, booties, hoods and gloves starts finding fill in stock can become very difficult. Supply will be lower and the demand will be high as everyone scrambles trying to beat the cold Winter waters. Discounts on suits will be rare and Bro/Team deals may become a reality Check.

What’s this all mean?
By quickly and be prepared to pay full retail. One other thing that should be remembered is the late season discounts usually available on wetsuits. Fewer overall suits built will me less over stock put on the sale floor.



Cold Water Classic

Taj Burrow just edged out  Matt Wilkinson to win this years O’Neill 2012 Cold Water Classic at Steamers Lane in Sant Cruz California. In contestable surf running in the Chest to Shoulder high range a classic show down was had between Taj a regular footer and Wilko who surfs goofy. Though the waves were a bit soft and sectioning both the boys took turns bashing lips and carving turns in an evenly matched way but in the end Taj walked away the winner.

With Slater receiving and equal 9th and Parko bowing out in a very disappointing quarter finals heat the 2012 Worlds Title will be decided at Pipeline in the last event of the year in Hawaii. Both Joel and Kelly have had great surfs and solid wins at the Pipe but if I had to place bets on the outcome my money would be on Slayter. Still anything can and usually does happen in large Hawaiian Surf so expect the last event of this years tour to offer up plenty of excitement and nail biteing to common into play through out the event.