The beginning of the journey...
The adventure of Relic Surf Shop started in 2002 when Mike and Nicole Bray opened their Surf’ Inn in the coastal town of Ucluelet. A couple of year later Tula made its debut.Mike and Nicole introduced in 2006, through their Inn, surf rentals and surf lessons, available year-round to fulfill the appetite of visitors!
Relic Surf Shop is born !
In 2008, the Brays decided it was time to combine their efforts and businesses into one, forming Relic Surf Shop. They formed a partnership with Derek Hale to operate the shop in its current location.
It is during May Long weekend of 2009 that Relic opened its door. It was the start of an exciting journey in the world of surf.
The year 2010 brought another change to Relic. The back shipping container was insulated allowing customers to enjoy the space regardless of the season.
Indoor Skate Nights!
Fast forward into 2018, Relic Surf Shop was actively involved in giving back to the community. Collaborating with Howlers Restaurant, they matched donations to inmate the construction of the skate features in the Seaplane Base Community Hall. Indoor skate nights began in the fall, providing a recreational opportunity for the community.
The commitment continued into 2019, as Relic, with assistance from Windsor Plywood, funded the construction of a full-size skate “mini ramp” at the Seaplane Base. Indoor skate nights thrived as the indoor features expanded.
JX Surf Shop Opening
In 2019, a new chapter began. Relic was invited to open a satellite shop. The JX Surf Shop was born! Herold Engineering played a key role in the shop’s transformation.
The following year brought unforeseen challenges: COVID-19. It has forced Relic to temporarily close. However, the shop adapted and served its customers through phone and email orders.
This year, Mike and Nicole purchase the remaining shares of the business from Derek.
JX Campground reborn
Finally, in 2022, an opportunity arose. Relic seized this chance, taking over the Junction location lease and expanding its business to include the leasing of food truck operators and the reopening of the campground under the name of JX Campground.
Adventures to be continued…
Our mission at Relic is a little different than many other surf shops and it is apparent from the second you walk through the door. As two ‘families’ of owners/operators, we pride ourselves on a family friendly, fun and knowledgeable environment. We believe creating a workplace that our staff love to be in is the key to our success and your loyalty to our shop and brand. We believe in a higher level of service and commitment to our customers in order to achieve a long term relationship where you can return time and time again and receive trusted service and help. We aim to sell you products that will work best for you at the best pricing we can. Who doesn’t love a deal?
Relic Surf Shop is dedicated to supporting the community through volunteer work, donations, running events, and raising monies for various community projects. This is what makes Relic the "Community’s Surf Shop"