Welcome to Second Skin Surf Shop in BrauntonSecond skin is owned by Andy Schollick who caught his first wave on a wooden body board in St Ives, at the age of 10, in 1959. He took up surfing seriously in 1968, and upon leaving school, moved from his home in Liverpool to live in a VW van in Croyde, N.Devon. He started making surfing wetsuits in the early seventies and established Second Skin in 1975, designing the first mixed thickness wetsuit with a thicker body and legs for warmth, and a thinner material on the shoulders and sleeves for freedom. Andy pioneered the minimum panel concept to reduce the number of seams, making the suit from only five panels. In 1981 Andy developed the C-Seal, a waterproof panel inside the zip to reduce flushing. All these concepts are now industry standards.
Thirty thousand hand made suits later, Andy has now retired from manufacturing to run the surf shop.
Second skin surfshop is based in Braunton. North Devon. We are situated within a few miles of Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe. These beaches offer a wide range of waves catering for the novice to advanced surfer. Our extensive experience in the wetsuit market has made us a serious choice if you are looking for a new wetsuit. We are proud to be agents for C-Skins wetsuits, the No 1 UK company and Xcel wetsuits, widely regarded as the world leaders. We stock new and pre-owned surfboards and over 500 wetsuits. We are also agents for Surftech surfboards, Beach Beat surfboards, Escape surfboards, and NSP surfboards. These include shortboards, minimals and longboards.
We pride ourselves on choice, customer service and sound advice. Please contact us for details of current stock and availability