This is the spot! This is the spot it all started at or at least where the work began. Ok maybe not the Exact spot but the Patagonia Ventura store is shop is very near where the work started at the Original Pacific Iron Works. If you make your way to Ventura you Must stop into Patagonia at The Great Pacific Iron Works and of course right up the block to Point Blanks / Fletcher Chouinard shapes surf shack.Patagonia is a giant in the world of climbing and has over the last 5+ year forged a good mark on surfing. A company that has put so much care into what it’s doing and where it goes from its design and production policies to it’s actual work with environmental causes. We cannot also forget that Yvonne and Patagonia’s commitment to giving back helped start 1% for the planet. 1% For The Planet is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to the health of our environment. In addition, these businesses are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry. Anyways I am getting sidetracked. When in Ventura swing into the Patagonia Store and the surf shop up the street. It is very likely you could run into Mary Osborne, Fletcher Chouinard, Jeff Johnson, Keith Malloy or any number of Malloy’s for that matter. Just past Fletchers shop and round the corner from the Patagonia Campus you can also find the historic Ortega Adobe at 215 W. Main st. Built in 1857 the old home of adobe is of the few remaining examples of life in the area well over 150 years ago.
The Patagonia shop has everything you would want or need for your mountain or surf adventure, even some killer photos and artifacts chronicling the early days secured in several display cases throughout the historic building. You can also find Jeff Johnson photos and Thomas Campbell artwork in the surf section. For more information about the shop and the surf shop as well as causes supported by Patagonia see the following links.