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!!
Chano Surfboards - Santa Monica's Shapers May 04 2016, 0 Comments
It's all about local shapers. With big corporate companies dominating the industry for such a long time, the days of going to your guy to figure out the right board for you are seemingly in our rearview. Ol' Sherm down the street got replaced by Al Merrick and his partners in China.Fortunately, things move in cycles, and the surf world is starting to take notice that Chinese pop outs just aint working the same as boards of the past. Retro shapes, custom shapes - all these things are making a comeback. Local shapers are back, and in Santa Monica few go back like Chano Alvarez.
A true Westside local, Chano was one of the most talented surfers and skaters in town growing up. Between surfing and skating, he got into the shops of the areas greatest craftsmen, learning from names such as Bruce Grant and Scott Anderson.
Learning from the long tradition of LA shapers, Chano's boards are made specifically for Los Angeles surf, and Los Angeles surfers. His boards usually pack a bit more volume than usual. His shortboards are nice and wide. His funboards are like mini-longboards. Everything is made with the intention of actually catching waves and having fun. Every board is made with a specific surfer in mind, optimized for LA surf.
This focus and attention to detail doesn't stop at just the shaping bay. His talent with a planer is second only to his talent as an artist. Chano glasses every board all by himself, making sure they are durable and long-lasting, how surfboards are supposed to be. Function and beauty, the LA way.
We always got some Chano surfboards in the shop, so stop by if you are interested in some of his boards. Support the locals who make this happen and keep true surf culture alive.
Bay Street Surfing via Drone April 24 2016, 0 Comments
Here's some sweet footage of our Pops surfing on an April Day at Bay Street! Enjoy!
Costa Rica Surf Adventure!! March 08 2016, 0 Comments
Skate Throwaways - The Bay Street skate squad murking LA! February 23 2016, 0 Comments
We've been working on delivering a sick full-length skate film. In the meantime, here are some throwaway clips to keep you juiced!
Featuring the HOMIES - FernDog, Evan, Cesic, Carlinho, KevON, Alleyboy, Santeez, and the legendary FLO FILMS ON THE CAMERA
#baystreetskate #murkcity #flofilms #stonerlocs
Yelp Film Festival - Bay Street Boards February 17 2016, 0 Comments
Check out this rad short film about the shop made by our good friend Rachael Garcia! We were stoked to have it featured in Yelp's Reel Local Film Festival, and even managed to win the top prize for Los Angeles!
Thanks everybody for the support to make things like this happen.
More El Nino Surf at Bay Street! February 06 2016, 0 Comments
Last month offered up some epic days at Bay Street...here's a pic of some nice rides we saw!
All photos by Carlos Soriano @_neverlikehome
El Niño Surf January 17 2016, 0 Comments
El Niño is in full effect, with some big waves all over. Here's some of our guys doing their thing all over SoCal, and of couse at Bay Street!
New Years // New Boards January 02 2016, 0 Comments
Happy New Years! Hope you all enjoyed your holidays with friends and fam, and brought in 2016 the right way with good vibes and some waves!
Some sick boards have made their way in the shop these last few weeks....it's not too late to get a good Holiday deal on a surfboard.
We're open every day, so swing by anytime and check some of these babies out. Hit is up for more details on these or any other boards in the shop.
Check out more of our surfboard collection here.
Holiday Sales - NEW Rusty and Anderson Surfboards UNDER $500!! December 15 2015, 0 Comments
Some huge deals are on deck for the Holidays! Had to start it off right with two big times sales on some surfboards.
Both of these beauties are shaped by legendary Rusty Preisendorfer and are a huge steal at this price. Typically almost $700, these two shredders were shaped with SoCal surf specifically in mind.
At left we got a 5'9" WTF model - a hybrid between a fish and a shortboard - that's the perfect blend of high performance and user-friendly paddle power. At right is a 5'10" Yard Dog - this is a scrappy high performance shortboard that's built to rip waves of all sizes.
You can't find a much better price than $400 for a brand new, hand shaped board by a local legend. Scott Anderson has been making boards for Los Angeles surf for over 20 years over at his Aquatech shop, and these two didn't disappoint us at all when we went to Venice to pick em up!
Measuring up at 6'2" and 6'4", these two twins are both his go-to high performance shortboard model, the SBT. Shaped with the steep, fast waves of Venice beach in mind. Lots of rocker, thin and super responsive, one of these is exactly what you need for the big winter El Nino days!
More sales to come!
It was lit at the art show! December 11 2015, 0 Comments
Last Saturday we threw a little party with some art from the local homies. Needless to say, it was popping! The art was sick and there was good vibes all night with some drinks, music, and a classic game of skate on the flat bar outside. Thanks to everybody for rolling through and supporting us and the homies!
Thanks Eric for the pics!
New shop funboards just came in! December 01 2015, 0 Comments
Nothing like some funboards!! We've recently been stockpilin on these beautiful midlengths ...look at these three that just came in!
The shop is full of these versatile sticks right now, and the beauty is really in the details. Our collection of funboards currently features shapes from proven Los Angeles surf legends like Tim Phares and local upstarts like Koz McRae. Every single board is shaped and glassed locally - 100% California products!
Here's a bunch of sick brand spanking new boards between 7' and 8' to catch a ton of waves and dominate the lineup! Starting at $500, there's not a better Holiday deal around for perfect LA boards!
above: 7'6" Tim Phares Epic Scorpion // below: 7'6" Bay Street Blue Tiger
above: 7'10" Wide-Tailed Midlength by Koz McRae // below: 7'4" Bay Street Stoned Pelican Funboard
below: 8'0" Bay Street Hybrid
We're open every day, so come through to check out these babies. Hit is up for more details on these or any other boards in the shop.
Check out more of our surfboard collection here.
Bay Street Skate Compilation Video November 16 2015, 0 Comments
Yooooo new skate compilation video out on YouTube!! Check out footage from all the shop homies!!
Featuring Carlos Avalos, Kevin Hairston, Adam Keely, Robert "Alley Boy" Williams, Evan Edwards, Sante Bentivoglio, Francesco Bentivoglio, Henry Ladik, Randy Randalson, Nick Landi, Smurf, Kif Perkins and Bobs.
Enjoy!#baystreetskate #skate #stonerlocs
Bay Street Skate Squad November 09 2015, 0 Comments
The boys have been stacking clips daily - here are a few recent clips of team riders Sante, Kevin, Carlos, and Alleyboy!
Keep an eye out on for our full video soon! All clips filmed by Florin Mezza (@flofilms)
Kontiki SALE! November 06 2015, 0 Comments
Big discounts on Kontiki SUPs through November! Come get yours before the Holiday rush at an all time low price. Great all-around SUP, click here for more details on this beauty.
TP 4 JP October 30 2015, 0 Comments
Our main guy JP really wanted a custom board made from the legend Tim Phares. TP brought it back to the 80s with the stickers, but this shape has no place in time. A perfect Bonzer, custom shaped like only he can.
Custom Bonzer - 7'2" x 23" x 3"
Skate rider Carlos Avalos dreaming he can skate those ramps!
Hit us up if you want a custom before the Holidays!
Demo Day this Saturday!! October 21 2015, 0 Comments
This Saturday we'll be down at Bay Street (Lifeguard Tower 20) for a surf demo with our boys from E-Tech Glassing!! Local shapers Ryan Harris and Sam Vinstein are blending high-performance shapes and unique artwork with sustainable, eco-friendly production! You'll definitely get to try something unlike anything you've ever ridden before!
Where: Bay Street - Tower 20
When: Saturday 10/24 @ 8AM
Here are some E-Tech boards we currently have in the shop:
Gotta have a CON in the shop! October 05 2015, 0 Comments
Uncle Sherm always tells us we gotta have a CON in the shop, so we looked around and found a sick one!
9'0" x 22 7/8" x 2 7/8" - shaped by Bruce Grant!
This board is a true classic!! Aloha from BG and BSB!
Peep the board HERE!
Labor Day Surfboards September 02 2015, 0 Comments
Labor Day Sale is here and El Nino seems to be coming strong, so check out some of our fresh new sticks!!!
The Brotherhood of the Neighborhood August 18 2015, 0 Comments
Today the Santa Monica Daily Press ran a front page article about us! Thanks so much to Jennifer Haas and our friends at the SMDP!
You can read the rest of the article HERE!!
Summer Surfboards, Pt 2 August 05 2015, 0 Comments
Here's a look at some sick surfboards we have in stock right now! New and used, we got a bit of everything in shop....
Ocean Park Surf Contest Pics! July 21 2015, 0 Comments
The Ocean Park Surf Contest was a blast this weekend!! Despite some early rain and lightning, we had a great time watching some sick surfers rip it up, meeting new folks, and just vibin on the beach! Here are some pics we took of the contest, enjoy!
Ocean Park Surf Contest July 13 2015, 0 Comments
1 Year June 29 2015, 0 Comments
Thanks to all the Bay Street friends and family for supporting us and helping us along this ride...we just turned a year old and we couldn't have done it without you!
We love you!
Stoner Park BBQ Series June 17 2015, 0 Comments
Yooo Stonerlocs!!! Tomorrow 6/18 we are starting our Stoner Park BBQ Series!! Every other Thursday this summer we will be grillin up and partying at Stoner Park! The turn up will be real, and there will be plenty of guest surprises, contests, raffles, product giveaways, and more!
Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming BBQs!!
Kontiki SUPs are back! June 16 2015, 0 Comments
Some awesome SUPs have finally made their way back to the shop! Come check out the latest model from Kontiki SUP, a 9'0" beauty that's a great all-around stand up. Perfect for both the serious surfer who wants to rip some waves and the leisurely SUPer who wants to go for a paddle around the bay, come get yours before they are all gone again!!
Nose width: 24"
Tail width: 20.86"
Volume (L): 157.8
Weight (lbs.): 25
Fin setup: 2 + 1 (FCS)
Demo Day! June 13 2015, 0 Comments
Come on down to the beach this Saturday, June 20, and demo out some sick boards from E-Tech Surfboards!! Featuring local shapers like Ryan Harris, Sam Vinstein, Todd Peterson and more, we'll be hangin at Bay Street trying out all sorts of fun shapes!
Here are some E-Tech surfboards that we have carried in the shop:
Follow us on Snapchat! June 11 2015, 0 Comments
Summer Boards Pt. 1 June 01 2015, 0 Comments
Summer is pretty much here, so it's definitely time to step up that quiver!! Here's some boards that have made their way into the shop the last few days....
Check out the rest of the collection HERE
Bay Street x Generation West May 29 2015, 0 Comments
We love to put on events at the shop all the time, and last week we had a sick hip hop showcase with the homies from Generation West! Featuring local westside artists like Louis King, Keys Hippie, Marc Payne, and Jaae Kash, this was a great event with good times and better music!
Here are some pics of our night!
Bay Street Skate April 18 2015, 0 Comments
For those not up on the Insta, Sante and his crew get down everyday. They are stacking clips and a sick full feature video is coming up soon!
Featured skaters: Sante Bentivoglio, Antonio Evans, Carlos Avalos, Fernando Avalos, Smurf, Francesco Bentivoglio
Film Work: Florin Mezza
Bay St x Pure Drift April 06 2015, 0 Comments
Thanks to all the beautiful folks who came out on Saturday!! The art show we put on with our brothers at Pure Drift was amazing - great art, food, drinks and vibes - but most importantly we were able to raise awareness for a great cause and raise some money to buy water filters for communities in need of clean, safe water!
Here are some pics of the event! Thanks again to everybody for the support. hope ya'll had as much fun as we did!
Art Show! April 01 2015, 0 Comments
Hey friends! This Saturday April 4th we will be hosting a sick art show with our friends over at Pure Drift! This show will feature art and photography from many local artists, and all proceeds will go to a very special cause - helping provide safe drinking water for in-need communities in Central and South America.
Pure Drift is a not-for-profit and environmentally oriented project. The Pure Drift team, made up of two Santa Monica locals, will drive from Southern California to Ecuador, passing through coastal communities in North, Central and South America. Along the way, the team will offer information, tools and water filters in an effort to help these communities reclaim natural resources and acquire clean, safe, and potable drinking water. This event is a great opportunity to help them in their journey!
Have a great time, check out some beautiful art, and support an important cause that is all too close to us surfers.
For more info on how to help, visit puredrift.org
Some new boards! March 02 2015, 1 Comment
Here's a look at some of the boards we have available at the shop right now! A few are new and some are slightly used - all of them are sick and ready to rip! Hit us up or come through if you are interested in any!
6'6" Mike Minchinton Retro Single Fin
5'1" Stretch Mr Buzz (Used)
6'0" E Tech Shortboard (Used)
7'6" Kimo Greene Hybrid (Used)
6'2" Anderson "Bronze Age" Classic Shortboard
5'11" Thread Designs Custom Shaped G6
Bay Street in Costa Rica February 03 2015, 0 Comments
The Bay Street crew has a long history in Costa Rica. Way back in the 70s, long before Costa Rica became a popular surf destination, Bay St regulars Luca Bentivoglio and Jose Ramon Moreno spent years exploring both the Pacific and Carribean coastlines of the surf paradise.
Almost 50 years later, Luca and JR still hit up Costa Rica whenever they can, always welcoming the opportunity to surf uncrowded, warm waves. Here are some pics from their latest trip this January, with Galeazzo along for the ride!
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