Some December Surfing January 07 2019, 0 Comments
December brought some really consistent, solid days of surf - you know the boys were on it!!
First and foremost, our brother Wes found a SICK barrel during a mid-December swell and we luckily got it on video!
Here's some pics of the rest of the squad looking for some barrells and some sections to hit the lip!
Hope you enjoyed the pics!
Surfers - Sean Curran, Wes Swartz, Carl Coulam, Sante and Gale Bentivoglio
Photographers - Carlos Soriano, California Mermaid
Bay Street Boards
"A Day at Bay" Gear is Here! December 17 2018, 0 CommentsSante's newest t-shirt design is our hottest one yet! "A Day at Bay" is a cartoonish rendering by Sante Bentivoglio of the normal day in the life at Santa Monica beach. Models on Instagram, bums everywhere, surf lessons, trash, waves, and even a couple riding a Bird, this amazing shirt has it all!
Black Friday Sale! November 22 2018, 0 Comments
New Shop Gear! November 14 2018, 0 Comments
Got a bunch of new gear for the Holidays, including Bay Street hoodies, crew necks, snapbacks, dad hats, floppy, hats, beanies, t-shirts and much more!
Throwaway Shop Video Footage November 13 2018, 0 CommentsTHROWAWAY MONTY!!! We getting ready for our next full length video to come out soon. Here’s some throwaway to get you stoked!! Featuring the whole squad @whereisryand @senpig @dollamakeyouballa @henrypower619 @santebentivoglio @kevinhairston_ @flofilms @yorkatron
Labor Day Sale!! August 31 2018, 0 CommentsBay Street Boards having a mega Labor Day Sale! Up to 50% OFF on select products, 25% online with code!
Cosmic Demise Is HERE! August 19 2018, 0 CommentsHere at Bay Street we love to support local independent companies, and none make us happier than the kids at Cosmic Demise. Founded by Ali Bilal at the age of 16, Cosmic Demise is not just a clothing company, but a real youth movement.
Epic South Swell Last Week August 01 2018, 0 CommentsGale and Carlos went down to OC for the big swell last week. Here's a few photos of the trip!
MEMORIAL DAY SALE! May 25 2018, 0 Comments
BIG SALES THIS WEEKEND PULL UP!!!
Bay Street was MACKING this weekend! May 02 2018, 0 CommentsLast weekend brought some amazing waves and local surfer/photographer Andres Rennella was in the water to capture the Bay Street family in action!
Bay Street Boys - Volume 3 April 24 2018, 0 Comments
Last week at Bay Street April 15 2018, 0 Comments
Lots of swell and wind, a homeless guy smashing our window, tons of new gear...it was a nice long week at Bay Street! Here's a few pics of the action....
This week actually offered Southern California some solid swell action, and you know our boy Sean Curran was there and ready to capture the action. Here's one from Northern LA county.
Another homie of ours Carlos Soriano was also out taking photos of the swell. Below are two shop legends Luca Benti and Lucius Noll in Santa Monica and Venice!
Also got some sick merch in this week! Local shaper Chano dropped off a few custom surfboards and companies like DLX and LA'ers brought some fire apparel through!
Peace and blessings,
Bay Street Boards
Spring Break Super Sale!! March 29 2018, 0 Comments
50% EVERYTHING - except surfboards, but we'll do the best we can on those prices as well!!
Huge Spring Break / Easter / Spring Cleaning SALE going down!! Come through for big time discounts and deals on all things surf, skate, and apparel!
Rainy Week Vibes March 07 2018, 0 Comments
The last few days been rainy and cold...and there's been no waves! Here's a few recent social media posts we did that captured the vibe this week.
Sean Curran Photography March 05 2018, 0 Comments
You may know @scurran_310 on IG as a photo guy, but he’s actually one of the dopest surfers in the area! Our boy @lorenzo2u made this sweet edit of Kernal out at Bay Street this week, peep his profile for more dope coverage of our favorite surf spot and to see his inspiration for making this vid 🤙🏼🤙🏼 #baystreet #locals #surfing #santamonica #baystreetboys
Barrel Hunting February 24 2018, 0 CommentsNew t-shirt designs and photos for the Bay Street Barrel Hunters!
Shop Vibes February 16 2018, 0 CommentsShop Vibes this week featuring our favorite brands such as Good Fishing, Ocean Park 26, Rainbow Sandals, Dogtown Skateboards!
Revisiting the 2016 Bay Street Skate Video February 13 2018, 0 CommentsRevisiting the shop full length promo video from 2016 featuring the Bay Street Skate Team!
Bay Street Life is Real January 29 2018, 0 Comments
Bay Street Boys Skate Squadron at Lanark. Life is Real. 💎🏹
Sante Skate Art Series January 27 2018, 0 Comments
Those who have entered the shop are familiar with this on first sight - Sante's art is everywhere and everything at Bay Street Boards. Sante Bentivoglio, co-founder and #1 resident artist, has his work in every little nook and cranny of the shop. Whether it's some stacks of canvas laying on the floor, a bird on the wall, a design on a shirt...Sante does it all for us.
Recently he's been working on a skate series featuring his all time favorite skaters. All the pieces are original one of ones, using acrylic straight on the grip tape of some recycled skate decks! The level of detail on the grip take is insane!
Skaters featured in these pieces are Rodrigo TX, Tom Penny, Stevie Williams, Bastien Salabanzi, Jeron Wilson, Brandon Biebel, Lucas Puig, and Chico Brenes.
Thank you for supporting the arts and local artists!
January Brings Us Some Long Awaited Winter Swells!! January 22 2018, 0 Comments
Following a particularly slow summer, we got a few good days in the fall but most of this early winter season has been in the waist high zone....and even worse, the sand bars have been awful at most of the local spots.That all changed about 2 weeks ago, when a series of storms brought us non stop head high to overhead surf!
December Skate Sessions January 14 2018, 0 CommentsThe Bay Street skate squad is BACK with the December installation of our monthly skate series!!
November Skate Sessions January 06 2018, 0 CommentsNovember's installment of the Bay Street Skate team's monthly compilations!
Graham Smith brought in a fleet of fish! December 17 2017, 0 Comments
Ranging from 5'6" to 5'10", these boards blend the outline and volume of a fish with the rails and bottom of a high performance thruster.
Ryan Davis & Kevin Hairston going hard for the Bay Street Skate Team! November 28 2017, 0 Comments
Ryan Davis and Kevin Hairston are two Bay Street shop riders that go all out on a daily basis. If they aren't at Stoner hanging with the crew, you know they are out on the streets hitting it hard. Here's a few recent clips.
Here's some from Ryan's IG, you can follow him at @whereisryand
Kevin also got some bangers on his IG, go follow him at @kevinhairston_
Big Summer Swell Hits LA in October - Bay Street Crew Charging! October 16 2017, 0 Comments
Summer 2017 was one of the smaller ones we can remember, but October gave us a beautiful swell in return for our patience! As soon as the swell came knocking the Bay Street crew was ready to hit the points up North, and they didn't disappoint.
Here's a few from that Saturday morning....
All photos by Carlos Soriano. Follow him on his IG _neverlikehome
New Bay Street Gear for the Fall! September 21 2017, 0 Comments
Fall is here and it's time to get fresh. We just dropped a bunch of fresh new t-shirt and hat designs, come through or check them out below to cop some Bay Street gear!
Model - Kevin
Labor Day SALE !!! September 01 2017, 0 Comments
Get out the heat and get you some beach gear for the LOW this weekend! We are having a huge end of summer sale for the Labor Day weekend - huge discounts on everything from surfboards to apparel!
We will be closed Monday!
Shop Rider Kevin Hairston has been BEASTING!!! August 28 2017, 0 Comments
Fall Skate Jam @ Stoner Park!! August 23 2017, 0 Comments
Next month we will be throwing a huge skate jam at Stoner Park on Saturday, September 9th.
The Bay Street Skate crew will be there along with our good friends from two of the dopest local brands, Roller Horror and Devin James.
There will be a few best trick contests with opportunities to win big! We will also be grilling all afternoon and doing some product tosses so everyone will go home hyped!
Join us for the fun at noon on September 9th! 🤙🏼🔥🌭🍔
Bay Street Crew Chasing Waves in Baja August 10 2017, 0 Comments
When the swell forecast for the first week of August showed signs of double-overhead hurricane swell, we knew it was time for a lil Baja action. Although the swell wasn't as big as advertised, the waves were tons of fun and boys caught plenty of nice, uncrowded waves.
Our boy and LA photographer Carlos Soriano came along to take some photos. Here are a few of our favorites from our quick trip to Baja.
All pics are taken by Los Angeles based photographer Carlos Soriano. You can check out more of his Baja pics, and more amazing shots of LA on his Instagram - @_neverlikehome
Lemonade Sundays July 19 2017, 0 Comments
Yoooo come join us this Sunday for a big party!!!
Lemonade Sundays is making its way down to LA! After a successful few events in Northern and Central California, our boys from Good Fishing are ready to throw a sick party!
🎣🎣🍋🍋 Get ready for some fresh gear, special cocktails and good vibes!
4th of July Sale on the 3rd!! July 02 2017, 0 Comments
3 Year Anniversary Party June 30 2017, 0 Comments
Come through tonight for our 3 Year Anniversary Party! There will be some dope art from local artists, music bumping all night, and free drinks! The party begins at 7 PM and ends when we're all raged out!
Artists include Julia Taft, Sean Curran, Rachel Garcia, Adam Keely, and Sante Bentivoglio.
Shred The Gnar Surfboards May 25 2017, 0 Comments
If you've been to our shop, you know that we're all about local shapers. We try to get tons of boards from some of LA's finest boardmakers around, which led us to the factory of E-Tech Glassing, where some revolutionary changes in making environmentally friendly boards were taking place. Along with his buddy and fellow board maker Ryan Harris, Sam Vinstein was at the forefront of making high performance surfboards with eco-friendly materials.
Shacked Mag April 08 2017, 0 Comments
Shacked Mag is a sick local e-magazine dedicated to the local surf and skate scene! Features products from local companies like Ocean Park 26 and Hecho in Venice and includes sick photo galleries and stories about the local surf spots and history.
The fellas at Shacked Mag were kind enough to write a little review on the shop - we're always stoked to have them here! Check out the story at this link - thanks for the love Kevin!
Spring Sale!! April 01 2017, 0 Comments
2 Weeks of Sales!! Up to 25% OFF thru Easter! Big discounts on surfboards, skateboards, and all accessories and apparel!!!!!
#easter #spring #sale #springbreak
LATV x Bay Street Boards Surf & Skate Lessons March 06 2017, 0 Comments
A few weeks back we had the awesome opportunity to do some lessons with the hosts of LATV's newest sports show, FanNation! The segment played on local LATV channel 57, and now you can check it all out here.
First Sante took Adrian and Ana to the Santa Monica Courthouse to get some tips on riding a skateboard...
And then Galeazzo took Ana and her girl Denise out to Bay Street for their first lessons on a surfboard...
We had a great time! Thanks to LATV, FanNation and GetItGirl!
Hit us up anytime for lessons!
VoyageLA Interview February 21 2017, 0 Comments
Much love to VoyageLA for their recent interview of us! Read it at the link or scroll down to peep the transcript!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Galeazzo and Sante Bentivoglio.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Galeazzo and Sante. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
We are two brothers who grew up in Santa Monica, surfing, and skating. As kids we would go to Islands Surf Shop, Horizons West, Rip City to get all our gear. As we got older everything started closing….going corporate.
We noticed that there was a need for a small, core shop. Focus on the important things – surfboards, skateboards. We gathered up the little bit of money we had saved up, asked the bank for a loan and opened up a really humble tiny shop.
We started with very little – just a few of the essentials. Slowly and luckily for us, a bunch of awesome people who live in the area came in and filled us up. All sorts of people came in and left surfboards, t-shirts, decks…everything…and filled is up. And since we’ve opened we’ve just kept filling up and filling up.
And now we feel like we finally are at a point where we are a REAL surf and skate shop. We got tons of surfboards – new, used…all types of boards – fishes, longboards, single fins, high-performance shortboards. We got a range of skateboards and skate accessories.
But it’s still the same as since we started. Just the two of us in here – and mostly local boards from local shapers, artists, etc…apparel from local artists and entrepreneurs…just family and friends.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Honestly, it’s been a pretty smooth ride. We both had some experience in the industry and in retail, so we knew how to keep things simple and focus on what needs to be done on a daily basis.
We both kind of do different things that we knew would always make things work out. Sante is more the artistic type – he does all the art that’s around the shop…he’s a really good handyman so he built out a lot of the fixtures and things in the op. Anything that has to do with art – whether it’s shaping out a skate deck from some recycled wood or painting a custom design on a surfboard…he’s your guy.
Gale is more on the business end…the paperwork…the accounting and computer/website stuff. So between the two of us, we kind of just have an unspoken understanding of what needs to happen, and we get it done. We know what we got to do and we just work off each other. We know that if anything comes up or there are any snags along the way that at the end of the day we are brothers and we always got each other’s back.
And as mentioned above, the community always had our back too. All the guys who brought in boards to sell helped keep our racks full. Local shapers like Chano, Sam, and Ryan @ E-Tech, Koz McRae, Wolf, Slappy…always kept us with some fresh boards!
All the guys who brought us their shirts, art…Coby, Devin James, Kevin @ OP24, Ali @ Cosmic Demise…skate guys like Boca @ Poolfiend, Mike @ Roller Horror, Jim @ Decorum…
All local guys with awesome brands that always hooked us up and helped us grow!
Bay Street Boards – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We really just focus on getting people what they need to get in the water or get on a skateboard. Surfboards – skateboards – the necessary accessories.
A lot of surf shops kind of went away from that – they started filling up on apparel and stuff like watches, glasses…so we just kinda figured it’d be good to have a more old-school surf shop that really specialized in having all sorts of boards – used and new – so that anybody who comes in can find something that works for them.
Two things that we believe set us apart. The first is something that is super important to us – customer service. There’s no reason not to be chill with somebody…there’s no reason not to get along with everybody! We try to keep a super warm and open environment where anybody can feel comfortable to just chill at the shop. A lot of people come just to kick it, talk boards, drink a beer…a bit of that old school vibe where a shop is not just a place to buy stuff but more so a spot to hang out…just kick it with a bunch of cool people from different walks of life who just happen to be in there at that moment.
The second thing is more just a perception that people have of us… but I guess at this point we are kind of unique in how small and “local’ we are. We both grew up in Santa Monica…surfing and skating all over ….Sante is pretty deep in the skate scene and really knows all the spots and secrets. Both of us have surfed the local breaks our whole life so we know what all the spots are, what boards work. So I think at this point people kind of trust us to help them pick the right board depending on their skill level or where they are surfing.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
We just really love this stuff. We love surfing and skating. There’s nothing better than getting with a group of friends and going for a skate. Meeting up with all the fam at Bay Street to get some an early surf session. We’ve really been doing this since we were kids – just cruising around LA looking for spots to skate and surfing when there’s waves.
- We carry new surfboards, mostly local shapers from $300+
- Tons of used surfboards, mostly from $200-350 but as low as $75-100
- We also do surf lessons and ding repair!
Address: 3216 Santa Monica Blvd
- Website: www.baystreetboards.com
- Phone: 3103102485
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: baystreetboards
- Facebook: baystreetboards
- Twitter: baystreetboards
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/bay-street-boards-santa-monica
Bay Street Skate Video is HERE! January 05 2017, 0 Comments
THIS IS IT!!!
Super huge thanks to everybody who came out to celebrate with us on Friday for the release of this video. We put years of blood sweat and tears to get this out there to the world, so thanks to everybody who supported us and helped us through.
Featuring parts from shop riders Carlos Avalos, Kevin Hairston, Evan Edwards, Adam Keely, Fernando Avalos, Francesco Bentivoglio and Sante Bentivoglio. Filmed entirely by Florin Mezza. Edited by Sante Bentivoglio and Florin Mezza.
Bay Street Skate Video Premiere Party! January 05 2017, 0 Comments
It's finally here... it's been a long time making, but our shop skate video is finally coming out!! Join us Friday the 13th for the premiere - there will be drinks, music and more!
Friday will also feature a product release by our good friends @ghettofish, who will be showing us some sick new apparel and skate decks! There will also be a small art gallery, so be ready for a great time!!!
Come support the local skate and art scene!!
The E-Tech Holiday Collection December 16 2016, 0 Comments
Few glass shops were busier this year than our guys over at E-Tech Glassing in Gardena! Ryan and Sam are two of the most talented craftsmen in town, both shaping and glassing all the boards. They are both known for semi-experimental shapes that work in the local surf and awesome glass jobs that make you want to just hang them on a wall.
Working along some of the biggest names in the industry this year, Sam and Ryan pumped out a bunch of sick boards. They did some incredible resin jobs for Al Merrick,...Lost, Firewire, and Maurice Cole. These fellas grind though, and they didn't stop without knocking out their own lines of custom shredders too!
All their boards are made with the environment in mind. E-Tech is the gold standard in eco-friendly glassing - they only use recyclable foams and a very special bio-epoxy resin made from wood called Entropy SuperSAP. These boards are super durable, clean and recyclable.
Sam, Ryan and their partner Mitch dropped a bunch of boards to us for the Holidays. Come through and get a great deal on some really unique and thoughtful boards made by hand by local shapers!
Check out more E-Tech boards and the rest of our collection HERE
Holiday Sales! November 30 2016, 0 Comments
The Holidays are here and so are big time sales!! Come get your gifts at the shop!
We're more loaded than ever with all the surf and skate goodies you need!
When All Else Fails... November 16 2016, 0 Comments
....there's always surf...and skate....and waves...and babes!
Come through to the shop anytime for your surf and skate needs! We are more stocked than ever -- got a fresh batch of Body Glove wetsuits, fully stocked up on skate cruisers, and loaded with TONS of new and used surfboards!!
3216 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Back 2 School Sale!! August 17 2016, 0 Comments
School is back, and so are the SALES BABY!!
New Roads Skate Art June 11 2016, 0 Comments
Nothing like some skate art! Students from the nearby New Roads High School just brought us some awesome art pieces that they did as part of a project for the Visual Arts 1 class! All the art was done using skate decks as a canvas, and they all look sick!!!
The pieces will be on display at the shop all month! Come check out some amazing art from the local kids!
Memorial Day Sale! May 25 2016, 0 Comments
Big Sale this weekend!!! HUGE DISCOUNTS ON EVERYTHING!! Come through this weekend!!
Check out our updated collections!!
Art Show this Saturday 5/21! May 19 2016, 0 Comments
Come thru this Saturday night!! We'll be having tons of sick art from all sorts of local artists, some free drinks and good vibes!!
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