Surf Life in Sonoma County

  • A labor of love

    A labor of love


    Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go…for screen printing? That’s right. Shoved into Gram’s garage—next to a giant 69’ Impala named The Green Hornet—is Northern Light’s very own screen printer, complete with owners Ben and Sarah that are hard at work to bring you the t-shirts, long sleeves, and hoodies that you’ve come to know and love! When Ben and Sarah decided to take on the ambitious endeavor of screen printing the infamous Northern Light logo and custom artwork on all of their gear, Gram’s house seemed like the best option: plenty of space (minus...

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  • Ed's Shed: The man behind the boards

    Ed's Shed: The man behind the boards


    If the door’s locked, better luck next time. If you hear the sander going, do not disturb. If it’s silent and unlocked, you might just be able to chat with our in-house shaper (and the ever elusive) Ed Barbera. He leaves a trail of polyurethane foam when he drops us off a new board, walking barefoot from his shed in the back through our always open shop door. In fact, he pretty much leaves a little trail of foam everywhere he goes, his white hair similarly but barely distinguishably covered in sanded down bits. Tucked behind our original Northern Light...

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