Through our partnership with 1% For The Planet, Everyday California is able to donate a portion of each purchase to organizations like Urban Surf 4 Kids, whose mission is to provide opportunities for healing and empowerment through surf therapy, mentorship, and life skills achievement programs for youth in foster and at-risk communities.
The Great Recession of 2008 was the best thing that ever happened to us. We lost all hope of finding a career out of college and ended up on the beach, unemployed. With nothing to lose, we took a leap of faith and started a small ocean adventure company.
That’s us, Chris Lynch and Michael Samer. Everyday California began as little more than a few kayaks, an old pick-up truck, and a few guys running discounted adventure tours, booking appointments in between cleaning gear and taking people out on the water.
After some success, we found a space to open up our first shop. It was just larger than 500 square feet and had a ton of, well, let’s call it “character.” But it was a start.
Since then, we’ve found a much larger space, expanded our brand into apparel and lifestyle products, and are living our original dream: to share the California lifestyle with everyone around the world.
To us, California is more than a place
From North to South, it stands for the massive forests full of towering Sequoias to rocky beaches with walking access only, from the tech giants in Silicon valley to mom-and-pop stores selling overstuffed sandwiches down the street from our shop.
We hope you’ll join us in our mission to share California with the rest of the world.