Wottermen Chronicles

Part Three: Brave the Elements Tour February 05, 2015 06:00

Written by Cynthia Issel Next stop was Cannon Beach for the plunge with Cannon Beach Surf Shop. We had a lot of watchers, and not a lot of plungers, which seemed to be the theme at almost every plunge. The shop is ran by Mark who grew up in California during the beginning of the surfing…

Part Two: Brave the Elements Tour January 20, 2015 10:01

Written by Cynthia Issel “The ocean called our souls and we answered with all our hearts.” -unkonwn On the next segment of our tour, we started to feel more like storm chasers. We had braved so many storms in the now leaky trailer (we forgot to attach part of the cover into the wood… sorry El Diablo), and we…

Ottertalks Q&A with Kathy Zuk December 16, 2014 08:01

Clyde the Otter recently laid back in the ocean with owner Kathy Zuk of Central Point, Oregon’s Rogue Aquatics for a special Surf-fur Brave the Elements tour interview. Clyde the Otter: Tell us a brief history of Rogue Aquatics. Kathy Zuk: Rogue Aquatics was established in 2011 but was previously Rogue Scuba.  We still hold the Rogue Scuba name and still offer the…

Ottertalks Q&A with Jeff Powelson December 15, 2014 06:47

Clyde the Otter recently dived into the ocean with Owner Jeff Powelson of Portland, Oregon’s Aquatic Sports shop for a special Surf-fur Brave the Elements tour interview. Clyde the Otter: Tell us a brief history of Aquatic Sports. Jeff Powelson: Our store’s history starts in 1966. We are a family owned business started for the love of diving. Our core statement: To create…

Save the Ocean, Save Yourself! The Reason for the Tour Season. November 24, 2014 11:17

The Winter Season, especially the time leading up to the Holidays, is a very stressful and busy time in our family business. Seven years ago we started a family and simultaneously begun our business. It was the exact same month. Since then, we have added three boys to our family and two styles of Parka to the…