While still living in Florida for the winter of 2001/2002, Kellie and Christian decided that things were going too smoothly. They needed more chaos in their lives. They decided to have a baby. Nine months later, the future world champ of surfing, skating and any other board sport was born. Kai Logan Wood came into the world on August 7, 2002. There were good waves that day.
Two months later, Christian had to choose between working a real job or opening a second, year round, shop. With some pushing from Kellie, the Rio Grande location was opened on Halloween 2002. The response from thier customers was overwhelming. People were thankful that a surf and skate shop was open full time year round. No more driving to the mall.
The first five years was a hectic, stressful, tearful, agonizing, sleepless, hair lossing experience, and Kellie and Christian loved every minute of it. They are looking forward to next 20 years. After that Kai is in charge!