The Grand Bend Strip 2010 swimsuit edition included contributions from the following vendors:
Cover (Gina Phouttharath):
29 Main Street, Grand Bend
Summer hours: M-Th 11AM-9PM, F-Su 10AM-9PM
From the owner: Carries a variety of surfboards, stand up paddle boards, wakeboards, skim boards, long board skateboards and kite boards. Also accessories for these sports, such as wet suits, surf wax, stomp pads, leashes, ding repair kits, kites and kite harnesses, surfboard roof rack straps, tow ropes, skate wheels and bearings, life jackets, impact vests, board bags for surf boards and rash guards.
High end sun glasses (Smith/Anon/Dragon/IS eyewear) and one mid range called Suncloud that are fully polarized.
Girls’ and guys’ swimwear and clothing. Large selection of Endless Surf clothing from sweaters to shirts to hats. Endless Surf hand made hemp necklaces and bracelets. Footwear includes skate shoes, flip flops, designer sandals and moccasins
Accessories including sunscreen, lip screen, zinc, beach towels, back packs and beach hats.
Wakeboard Lessons: Andy Oke is the instructor/driver of the boat, cost is $180/hr or $480 for three hours; up to 11 passengers per session. The lessons are meant for both beginners and advanced riders looking to improve or just get out on the water and ride. Boards and life jackets will be supplied but people can bring their own. Any kids younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Paddle Board Lessons: $65/hr with a max of 2 people per session. Fully certified waterfront lifeguard/instructor, JP White.
Pages 2-3 (Karl and Shelly Weselan):
Archies Surf Shop
From the owner: A fixture in Grand Bend since 1989, carrying the latest in West Coast fashions. From board shorts to bikinis, from flip flops to fedoras and from T-shirts to towels, Archies has been outfitting the young and young at heart for over 20 years.
Page 4 (Carlyn Rose Murray and Caroline Eineke):
74 Main Street, Grand Bend
From the owner: Home to some of the greatest fashions, brand names and quality. With the experienced staff as well as many years in the industry they are able to find not only a bathing suit that will fit your needs, body, and budget, but will make you shine in the summer sun. In addition, Splash is not limited to bathing suits, but has a large selction of unique jewelery, as well as clothing for men, women, and children that are exclsuive to them in the area, as well as to their sister store – Grand Bend Clothing Co. located on 45 Main Street. At Splash you will find a large and always up to date selection of women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing by Bench, Foxy, Adidas, Powder Room, Point Zero, Ripzone, and more.
Page 7 (Fred and Shelley Van Osch):
383 Main Street, Exeter
Focuses on clothing by brands including Billabong, Element, Roxy, Quiksilver, O’Neill, Zoo York, FOX, Ripzone, Columbia, Powder Room, RBK, Nike, and major league uniforms. RSD Authentics focuses on custom apparel and embroidery.
Pages 10-13 (Stephanie Churchill):
Main Street, Grand Bend
48 Main Street, Grand Bend (new location)
Specializes in mix-and-match bathing suits.
Local, one of a kind jewelry by Caroline Bruce of Parkhill, Ontario
Pages 14-15 (Ashley Murphy):
Pages 18-19 (Gina Phouttharath):
Pages 20-23 (James Eddington and Alynn Marie Kowalczyk):