Surf Shop Box Review - Monthly Surfing Apparel Subscription Box

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Surf Shop Box is a quarterly subscription box that provides subscribers with premium surf apparel and accessories. Each box contains four to five hand-curated pieces of surfing and water sports clothing. Subscribers can expect to save up to 50% off retail prices on items from well-known brands. Boxes are shipped out quarterly, within four business days of the monthly anniversary of the date you signed up for the service.

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How It Works

This premium surf apparel subscription box is designed for surfers and those that love surfing fashion.

With a hand-crafted selection of surf apparel and accessories, this subscription box is perfect for anyone that’s enthusiastic about the surfing lifestyle.

This subscription box is currently only available for men’s apparel, although the company is currently working on a women’s equivalent.

Some of the items you can expect include tee shirts, button down shirts, hoodies, boardshorts, hats, flip-flops, and more. 

The company sources this apparel from top brands including Billabong, Captain Fin, Hippy Tree, Quicksilver, and Volcom.

The items in each of your boxes are not thrown in willy-nilly. Instead, you enter your style preferences during the sign-up process to better ensure you get items you actually love.

Each quarter, the company’s expert “Curation Crew” handpicks four to five items based on your style preferences, clothing sizes, and the current season to include in that quarter’s subscription box.

To sign up, all you have to do is click the “Get Started” button.

You will then select your preferred style. Your options include: 

  • Classic
  • Bold & Bright
  • Mix of Classic and Bold & Bright

The next step is to select your clothing sizes. You must provide your shirt, pant, and shoe sizes. 

 The final step involves entering your payment information and creating a subscriber account.

What Makes Surf Shop Box Unique?

There are a lot of apparel, clothing, and fashion subscription boxes out there – but few that cater to enthusiasts of the surfing lifestyle. 

Not only are items and apparel from the top surf brands included, but so are items from new, up-and-coming brands that haven’t yet become mainstream.

Every item included in the quarterly box is hand-picked for your individual fashion preferences by a team of surf fashion experts.

In addition to two main items, one or two complimentary items, and once accent item, you get several surf accessories in each box.

These quarterly surf lifestyle boxes are created with the current season and your climate in mind. 

What We Like

  • Save up to 50% on retail
  • Apparel from top brands
  • Introduction to new, up-and-coming brands
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    Hand-curated to your climate and style
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    Free shipping on your first box

What Could Be Better

  • Currently only for men’s apparel
  • Must pay extra for shipping and handling
  • Boxes arrive quarterly, not monthly

Pricing & What’s Included

Surf Shop Box currently offers only one subscription option.

Big Kahuna Plan

  • $99 per month
  • $180 average value
  • Shipped quarterly

The Big Kahuna Plan includes three main items, one to two complimentary items, one accent item, and a handful of swag items. 

Unlike some other subscription boxes, there is currently no option available to pay for multiple boxes upfront.

The surf apparel service is also only available for men’s surfing apparel, although the team is currently hard at work creating a similar quarterly surf box for women’s surfing apparel.

Each box contains apparel and items such as tee shirts, boardshorts, hoodies, flip-flops, and hats from top brands like Billabong, Quicksilver, and Volcom as well as less-known, up-and-coming brands.

The team takes your location and the current season into consideration while curating each box to ensure you get the right type of apparel with each delivery.

For example, if you live somewhere that stays warm year-round, you won’t get a beanie or heavy sweatshirt with your winter box. 

Surf Shop Box Reviews

We took a look through the reviews provided on the company Facebook page.

Though there are a handful of negative and mixed reviews, the vast majority of customer reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

Out of 155 total customer reviews, the company has 133 5-star reviews with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Customers stated that, in addition to their intimate knowledge of surfing fashion, the company carefully reviews the sizing for each brand.

They compare the average sizing for each brand, and whether these sizes match traditional sizes, against your preferred clothing sizes to select clothing that fits well almost all of the time.

Positive reviewers also mention the quality of all of the clothing. They note that the majority of the items included in each box come from premium surf brands with long legacies.

The handful of negative reviews mainly state that some of the items didn’t meet their own personal preferences. This seems to be especially true for the complimentary and accent items rather than the main items.

Almost all online reviewers point out the great overall value for casual surf clothing that this quarterly box provides. 

Here is a recent video unboxing review from Roman Castro:

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions about Surf Shop Box.

How Does the Curation Process Work?

The company ensures you get what you want by first asking you about your preferred style. 

You’ll be asked whether you prefer more subdued, laid back clothing or bright, bold colors and patterns. There’s also an option for a mix of each.

You will also be given a detailed survey upon signing up for the service to get a better idea about your style.

Is There a Box for Women?

This surf apparel subscription box currently only contains apparel, clothing, and accessories designed for men. 

The company is in the process of creating a quarterly surf subscription service geared towards women.

When Does It Ship Every Month?

Your first quarterly subscription box ships within four business days of the date that you sign up for the service. 

Each additional quarterly box is sent within four business days of the monthly anniversary of the date you signed up for the service every three months.

For example, someone that signs up for the service on January 5th can expect their first box to ship by January 9th. They can also expect their second box to ship around April 9th.

How Can I Contact Customer Service?

You can contact the company’s customer service team at aloha@surfshopbox.com.

How Can I Cancel My Subscription?

You can cancel your subscription at any time by logging into your online account or contacting the company directly by emailing them at aloha@surfshopbox.com.  

Company History

Surf Shop Box was founded by Kevin Tighe with the assistance of professional surfer Mark Healey. 

According to the company, the service was created with “the belief that the surf lifestyle doesn’t have to be exclusive.”

Tighe goes on to state that he developed the company as a response to Loot Crate, another subscription box service. His goal was to make the surfing lifestyle equivalent.

Since it was founded, the quarterly subscription box has grown greatly, gaining customers from around the United States and Canada. Despite the growth, Tighe maintains a tight-knit team of surfers and surfing enthusiasts.

See the video below for a better idea of what comes in one of these quarterly boxes: 

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