Featured Collector | T K Brimer of the Froghouse Surf Shop
One of the most famous surf shops in the world is located at the north end of Newport Beach, CA right on Pacific Coast Highway. The Frog House is a surf shop in the purest sense of the word and has been operating at this location since 1963. A short walk across the street is the Beach and the 56th Street and River Jetties surf spots. The keeper of the keys to this retail surfing icon is an energetic man with a quick wit and a gentle soul, one, T K Brimer and has presided over the place for years. “We still have some of the old surf shop edge going on,” said Brimer from behind the big wood and glass counters. What you will find at the Frog House is real surfers selling real surf products in a way that you won’t find at many other surf shops the world over. They know their surf, treat their customers with love, respect and fun, and offer up real value on the best products on the surf market today. If you can’t get it at the Frog House you can’t get it anywhere.
Along with his passion for his surf shop, T K set his eyes on the vintage classics years ago and never looked back. T K has over a dozen prime wooden pieces that make up a collection worth sharing. We had a day to catch T K out of the office and in his home living room to talk a little bit about the museum-like pieces strewn about his ceiling.
Don’t know how I missed this place on road trips from NorCal back in the day….I’ll be sure to stop in next time.
Hi Bro would u know anyone who would be interested in scoring a Micheal Peterson Aragorn Board let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org :- Cheers
Hey TK, I’d like your input on a board I’ve owned circa 1978. It’s G&S – Surfboard Hawaii – Mike Slingerland signed beaut. If you’re still answering your blog give me a shout.
TK thanks so much for the tour of your home and collection,you and your lovely ladie made me feel so welcome and are hoping to return the favour when you visit us in OZ, cheers,Darryl Homan,Noosa,QLD!