BEST SKATE SHOP (1998)
Cal Surf has been a staple of the Uptown/Lakes scene for better than a decade now, providing the extreme-sports cult with toys that roll, float, and slide. In addition to skateboards from the likes of Zooyork and World Industry, Cal Surf has soft-boot and traditional inline skates in both recreational and aggressive styles. They carry snowboards to take the loll out of thin-ice winter months, and wakeboards to put some surf into Minnesota lakes. And if everyone who works in the store seems a lot younger than you, remember that they--including resident pro John Muldoon--have also been skating a lot longer than you.