Becker Surfboards is a chain of highly successful surfboard shops that dates back to Hermosa Beach in 1974. This might be surprising to customers, because the store has a truly local feel, with a laid-back atmosphere and a friendly staff. Becker Surfboards carries a massive amount of boards, including stand-up boards, paddle boards and custom Becker surfboards. Brands include Global, Santa Cruz, Surftech and Firewire. In addition to surfboards, the store carries skateboards, clothing, footwear, wetsuits and accessories. The selection has pretty much anything an Encinitan would want.