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Have you seen these QR Codes?

QR Codes
QR CodesQR Codes are becoming mainstream and if you are still unaware of how these funny looking barcodes function then keep reading. If you’ve ever taken a psychology class you might be familiar with the Rorschach inkblot test. In this psychological test subjects perceive images of ambiguous ink blots and make associations of what it looks like. This one looks like a lion face. New QR code technology actually has nothing to do with inkblot testing although the barcodes do sometime look similar. Fortunately smartphones take the guesswork out of figuring out what the mirage of black and white pattern really means. Simply put, QR codes are unique patterns that you can take a picture with your smartphone and be linked to a web page or URL.

QR Codes Real Estate SignEvery industry has its own application for the technology. A great example of the implementation of QR Codes is for the real estate industry. A QR Code on a real estate sign allows house or building shoppers to instantly get more information on the property by linking to the web listing. Say goodbye to those always empty ‘please take one’ flyer boxes and say hello to a new paper saving alternative solution.
The surf industry has also began to see the positives in using the new technology of QR Codes. If you read magazines at all then you have seen the codes being published in the past months. A new way to call readers to action the codes allow printed ads or articles to easily link mobile users to more information or even video of the printed content. This Vans ad displays exactly what we are seeing more and more of in the magazines.

VANS uses QR codes

Vans QR Codes
As more and more people aquire smartphones with QR Code readers we will see more and more of these black and white patterns everywhere. South Coast is in the process of implementing the technology into bridging our online and retail stores. We realize that many people are still green to the idea of these codes showing up everywhere which is the reason for this article to familiarize the public. Many retail shops are already using the technology and you can expect almost every retailer to be implementing them in the next year or so. Best Buy has already started as you can see in this photo. If a store associate isn’t available a customer can simply scan the code and be linked to the online product page containing reviews and information on the camera in this case.

Best Buy QR Codes
Hopefully this article has familiarized you more with this exciting new technology that we at South Coast will be putting to use in the future. Free QR Code reader applications are available for almost all smartphones search google for your phones app. If you are fortunate enough to have an iphone here is a free QR code scanner app at itunes.

QR codes are the future.

Patagonia Wetsuits

by Raleigh on March 22, 2010

Patagonia Wetsuits

Patagonia Wetsuits

Patagonia Wetsuits


Since 1997, Patagonia has designed, manufactured, and distributed surfboards shaped by Yvon Chouinard’s son, Fletcher. Fletcher’s vision has driven Patagonia’s current efforts to address the needs of the ocean athlete, providing only what’s needed: board shorts, wetsuits [along with booties, gloves, and hoods], and sweaters and baselayers for warming up out of the water. We also have some shirts, pants (trousers and legwear), and shorts for those whose minds are on the ocean.

South Coast Surf Shops your San Diego connection for Patagonia Wetsuits. People have been catching the eco-friendly wave making patagonia a more prominent name here in California when shopping for wetsuits. You are encouraged to go and scope the Patagonia Wetsuit Page to find out all the details on what makes these suits stand out or shop online at southcoast.com. These wetsuits are not sold direct from Patagonia but South Coast has all your needs covered when it comes to providing surf gear that speaks environmentalism.  Patagonia Wetsuits: Warmer, More Environmentally Conscious.

Patagonia Wetsuits

Save Big at South Coast Closeouts

by Jason on December 15, 2009


It’s getting down to those last few days of holiday shopping. If your like me, you’ve waited until the last possible moment to get those perfect gifts. Unfortunatley, I check my wallet and see only Washingtons. Reach into my pocket and pull out only lint. Times are tough and money is tight. Come on in to South Coast’s Closeout store where you’ll always find the best deal. Almost all of our merchandise is 50% off the original price. Tee’s, hoodies, jeans, dresses and much more can be found at amazing prices. When your looking to finish up that holiday shopping, stop in at South Coast Closeouts and turn that lint into the ideal present.

Ho Ho Ho Holidaze!!!

by Jason on December 3, 2009

Can you believe it, but the holiday season is upon us already? Not everyone is ready to drop $500 on a brand new surf board. South Coast has made it easier on the wallet as well as you when it comes to finding quality holiday gifts. Our sales table is a thrifty shoppers dream. It features items under $10 and $20. Many of these gifts make incredible stocking stuffer ideas or stand alone as a fantastic gift. All the major brands are represented and you can find gifts for both sexes. Some of the perfect gift ideas featured are wallets, purses, tees, dvds, and many more just to name a few. So stop bye South Coast and make your holiday shopping just a bit easier. No time to shop, jump online at South Coast’s web store.

It’s really time to think about picking up a new surfboard don’t you think? That old beast you’ve been riding with 8 thousand dings, and Solarez repairs all over has had it. You’ve heard of the South Coast Closeout’s store(or sales store), and all their great deals on clothing and boards. The problem is that your not a psychic and have no idea what we have in stock. Here is your chance to check out a visual representation of the boards we have currently in stock at the sales store. A little music makes it not totally repetitive, so give it a view and see if we have the board that fits your surfing style. These boards may be available at our other South Coast locations, but not at the “closeout” prices the sale store can offer. Take a peek, you might just find your next weapon of mass destruction.