2009 HAWAII 3x REPEAT CHAMPIONS: TOWN & COUNTRY
Shop Name: Town and Country Surfboards
Location: Wahiawa, Hawaii
Other Locations: Ala Moana Center, Ward Warehouse, Pearlridge Mall, Kahala Mall, Windward Mall, International Market Place
Surf Shop Challenge Team Members: Dustin Cuizon, Geoff Wong, Gareth Sugihara, Travis Hashimoto
A FEW WORDS FROM THE SHOP EMPLOYEES:
What makes your shop unique?
What makes us unique is that when you buy a surfboard from us we make you a part of our family here at Town and Country. Our island here is so small that we try and take care and cater to our customers and try and give them the best customer service possible.
Why is your Surf Shop Challenge team the best in the region?
I wouldn't say that we are the best. But we all have surfed in contests before and we all know what it takes to compete and surf in an event, so it's not like it's new to us. But a lot of us work and we try and find time to surf, but with other obligations, those times is sometimes limited.
By the Numbers:
200: Number of T & C employees
300: Surfboards in stock
38: Years in business
0: Number of surfboard factories on the island that have been around longer than them
THE TEAM WEIGHS IN:
Best part about the shop: The show room
Summertime in the shop: Busy, fun, and exciting
Off-season at T & C: What's that?
Strangest customer to come in: A Bula'ia look-alike
Weirdest request from a customer: These two friends wanted airbrush on their boards "Handsome Rob" and "Black Knight." And they loved it—classic!
Best Small-Wave Surfer on the Team: Dustin Cuizon
Best Big-Wave Surfer on the Team: Gareth Sugihara
Most unique member of the team: Geoff Wong, because he's so innocent!
2009 SHOP TEAMS:
–Blue Hawaii, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
–HIC, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
–Local Motion, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
-North Shore Boardriders, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI
–Pacific Vibrations, Kona, HI
–Pipe Dreams, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
–Surf n Sea, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI
–T&C, Honolulu, Oahu, HI