While most of us have been layering on the winter woollies and fighting the sniffles, some of the SurfStitch crew have been enjoying the lovely French summer while setting up our new European headquarters in Hossegor, on the south-west coast of France. Oui, oui, you heard right – Australia’s #1 surf and fashion retailer is headed north!
As you can see, there’s plenty of work to be done to take our new office and warehouse space from, well, pretty much empty, to packed full with fab new products and staff. Helped by long hours of sunlight, sometimes until 11pm, we still managed to get out and about to explore this amazing region. Surrounded by famous Atlantic Ocean surf breaks and beaches and bordered by thick pine forests to the east, vineyards of Bordeaux to the north, and Basque country, the Pyrenees and northern Spain a mere hour’s drive south, you couldn’t ask for a more perfect location to work and play! Not to mention the fact we’re in good company – Billabong, Element, Nixon, Quiksilver, Rusty and Rip Curl all have their Euro HQ’s close by.
Our photographer snapped away and put together this video to give you a little taste of our French summer adventure. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to launch!
Au revoir for now…