Surf Country is a great place to go to whether you're an experienced surfer or someone who is just looking to get into the sport. They offer beginner packages that can save you a great deal of money. The selection isn't the largest, but you'll still probably find what you're looking for. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable and they are willing to give lots of pointers to the beginners. They carry most brands of surf and skate wear at reasonable prices.