4065 Glencoe Ave
Marina Del Rey, CA, 90292
Phone: (310) 578-5860
Online (Anderson Surfboards)
Ding repair…unless it’s more than a ding and they usually repair that, too.
After two prior bad repair jobs years ago…. I heard good things about the new repair crew at Aqua Tech and decided to give them a shot at putting back the fins that I ripped off of my new $900 Hynson Twinzer. I was imediately put at ease by Adam there .He assured me that it was a routine repair job, And I assured him That I would scrutinize their work on my Hynson, giving them every opportunity to back out of doing the job. when I came to pick up the board, I immediately saw that one of the fin plugs were set too deep, and the surrounding area looked like it was sanded by a monkey with a golf ball. Adam’s Brusk response was “well Shawn will have to rip all this out and do it over” in a totally annoyed fashion. I stopped by two weeks after that to pick up the board ready or not. Upon arriving I saw that the board wasn’t even looked at since my last visit so I decided I was gonna just take it somewhere else. That’s when it got ugly….. I was told I couldn’t take it with out paying. So then I asked to see Shawn (the boss). Shawn came out and told the me same. when I argued the fact that I had demanded a flawless repair, he said things “it’ll ride fine”and “the angles of the fins are right”. That’s when I knew I was talking to someone who didn’t understand quality or performance nor service. So I figured the hassle wasn’t worth my time and aggravation so he cut me a deal for $40 ($75 original). I took the board and split. when I got home I put the fins back in, only to notice the ANGLES OF THE FINS WERE WRONG!!!!! So now after 3 1/2 weeks and $40, I now have something to get repaired that is more difficult than before…. nice………..
These guys do a great job, but they are pricey and they treat their customers like annoyances…..maybe business is so good they don’t need, want, or care about new customers….or maybe they were just born assholes. Either way, I’ve had several repairs done at Aqua Tech and you won’t find a better place to get your board fixed, as long as you can tolerate the attitudes…it’s worth the cost.
You guys repaired a epoxy al merrik, and you guys did a great job. my only complaint is the finishing touches you guys did. Thanks for the sanded rough paint job on a glossy epoxy board. half assers
Was going to take two boards here for repair until I read the above. Thanks for the heads up!
Aqua Tech did right by me and my board.
I was gone for most of the summer while friends stored my board for me in their garage. When I got back I jumped on the first day we could all go surfing together only to find an insanely injured nose with many dings and a gash on my board.
I called ZJ Boarding House from the beach and they recommended Aqua Tech.
I drove my board there immediately. The guys I dropped off with were crass old surfers, but whatever. Who else would you want repairing your surfboard?
I picked my board up 6 days later. They did an amazing, flawlessly smooth repair. Not to mention how nice Justin was with helping load my newly repaired board into a tiny Toyota by taking off my fins and placing it in my car himself.
Aqua Tech is a solid repair shop and like their sign says, “This isn’t Nordstrom!” so NO crying about harsh old surfer dudes.
They fix the board and that is what matters.
I’ll be surfing in the AM. Thank you, Aqua Tech.
[…] What the hell. I kept surfing my ‘twin fin’ for the rest of the session. Aquatech can deal with it […]
Don’t think I’ll be giving them any business either!
Don’t think I’ll be giving them any business either! Thanks for the heads up.
Brought my not so badly dinged board here for a “pro repair”. Have to say I could have done a better job repairing the ding myself. Sloppy work and not ready when they said it would be – 3 days late. There were bits of resin dripped on the deck and rails of the board. The repair was rough and uneven on the bottom of the board and the suncure stuff they had used had dried with bubbles in it. Won’t be back.
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