In 2005, Mollusk opened its doors just a few blocks away from the wild and unruly surf of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach to sell clothing and hand-shaped surfboards and to serve as a creative space for the woodworkers, visual artists, musicians, and craftspeople who lurk amidst the Outer Sunset’s thick fog. Shortly thereafter we opened a shop in sun-soaked Venice Beach, whose community of vibrant surfboard riders and musicians helped cultivate the Mollusk spirit.
Over the years Mollusk has developed into a cultural institution that integrates surfing, art, craft, music, film, and visual media. We sell products handmade by friends and neighbors, host art shows in our intimate galleries, and function as a concert venue. Our storefronts in San Francisco and Venice Beach have become hangouts and homes for surfers and artists living in these urban, beachside communities.