Wahoo based in Ipswich, Suffolk retail surf & skate clothing (since 1987). We stock surf, street and skate brands, ie Santa Cruz, Thrasher, Element, Hoax, Penny, Creature, Globe, Quiksilver, Oakley, Weird Fish, Fox, Hurley, DC’s, Saltrock, Reef, Enuff, Bones, Spitfire, Slamm, Mindless, Independent, Thunder, Blind, Cliche, Anti Hero, Darkstar, Real, Dirty Dog, Sacrifice, Osprey, Mindless Longboards, Blazer Pro etc
The WAHOO Shopping Site is your number 1 stop for all the latest gear.
Steve Taplin started a small company hand making shorts to sell to windsurfers from the back of his van at events and competitions. These were made from scratch by hand painting the material with wild designs and then stitching them into the final Wahoo garment. A full clothing range followed and the first Wahoo shop opened in Ipswich during 1989. Steves brother Ric joined the company in 1992 and in 1995 the shop was moved to Dogs Head Street where it has gone from strength to strength. This enabled us to stock not just our own label, but a huge range of surf, street and skate board clothing and accessories. The shop was expanded in 1998 (again!!). A fantastic store is now even more fantastic!! With room to swing the proverbial surf board.
2002 brought more improvements to the shop, starting with the demolition of our 3rd wall in February, and subsequent move of the counter etc. It just keeps getting better.
2003 brought a new improved online shopping site being more secure and even easier to use.
In 2004 we went all techy and introduced a stock control system which is now integrated with our website. This means we now have a much broader range available to buy online with daily stock updates. So if you can see it we’ve got it!!
2010 saw the launch of our upgraded site.
In April 2012 we moved premises again (only just up the road!) to our current location. This gave us a much more room , providing a more enjoyable shopping experience.
By Now our website was looking rather dated! So we have spent the past year working on our new site – which now includes loyalty points which can be earned and redeemed online, (not instore yet!)
8-10 Dogs Head Street,
Tel: 01473 215237