K5 Boardsports Profile
Tell us a little bit about your shop and its history in the shred scene?
K5 Boardsports has been selling quality surf, skateboarding and snowboarding equipment since 1987. There have been many gifted athletes who have, and currently work for the brand. We have been serving the San Diego community for 25 years this August.
What makes your shop different then all the others?
We are a premier San Diego surf shop, San Diego snowboard shop, and San Diego Skateboard shop. With K5.com we are able to sell countrywide and we are one of the only stores in San Diego that sells equipment for all three lifestyles.
Do you have the “couch vibe” or is it more about the product? What is the vibe in general?
There are three different locations with three different demographics, and each of them has a warm friendly (family) style of energy and vibe to them. Each store caters to a different consumer and has its own feel to it.
Does your shop carry skate and surf or is it all snow? Briefly describe what we can find on the shelves.
The product lines we carry range from the big brands with a mix of smaller core brands so we are able to best serve our customers with a wide range of merchandise.
What are three things it takes to work in the store?
- Excellent customer service
- Welcoming friendly personality
- Knowledge of product (must participate in the sports)
If it’s a hammering snow day and some of the best pow ever, what do you do to keep employees in the store?
With our locations on and by the coast, it also means that there will be a large swell running when it’s snowing and knowing you can surf before work sure helps.
Describe your crew that works there.
Each store is like it’s own tribe with a cast of characters that will surly entertain the consumers. At the base foundation of each crew though is the glue that holds us all together which are the sports and lifestyles we live on a daily basis.
What is the most played shred flick in the history of the shop and why?
This is a great question, and it must have changed this year with the “Art Of Flight” as the cinematography is on a whole other level with the budget they must have spent to produce this film.
Who are some riders on the come-up that visit your shop... a rider people should look out for?
We do not have a few really young boys, although they are a ways away from making names for themselves.
Where is the shop local hang out? The best place to grab a drink after hours, or chill with some friends?
Oceanside: Hosie’s / Encinitas: The Saloon / Poway: Kaminski’s Park
If the Rome crew came through would you be cautious to let them in or does the reputation surpass them?
We are known for our open doors and big smiles, so when the Rome crew came to our Encinitas store last season it was nothing short of a good time!