Our Story

West Shore Surf Shoppe resides within a beautiful, timeless building built in the 1880's. Owners Ashley Adams and Tonya Schmalz, renovated and refurbished the interior back to its original triple brick walls, hardwood floors, high ceilings and massive timber beams, bringing the timeless character of the historic building back to life.

From the moment you enter our doors and take a stroll through the shop, you'll be amazed by the natural beauty of this building. Stop by and enjoy your shopping experience of a fully independently owned, mom and pop styled brick and mortar shop, that puts it's customer's experience above everything else.


Building History:

Most of the downtown stores were architected in an 1880's Renaissance Revival style, replacing the wooden buildings of the town's first merchants. There are also many Second Empire Style structures, a favourite style of A.J. Evans, a local architect.

Although most storefronts have been altered, the upper floors still exhibit the architectural details of 1870-1900, despite some lost cornices. The beautiful stonework is original ballast from sailing ships and wooden parapets, unlike those of metal on the rest of the street.