Since 1971, Sid Abbruzzi , Owner and Operator of Water Brothers Surf and Skate Company has been a recognized leader in all things surf and skate in our Newport community and around the world.
From a small standing beach side shack, Water Brothers headed into the 80's and 90's with top-shelf gear and a 10ft Skate Ramp out back. The shop became the surf/skate hub of the Northeast region bridging the chasm between die-hard surfers and purist skaters.
Throughout its early years, Water Brothers relied on purchasing surf and skate wholesale from industry peers as a major part of business growth. Yet as Water Brothers popularity increased, our brand continued to compete for more and more space on the selling floor.
Water Brothers continues to build its grassroots brand through signature designs, outreach events and activism.
Water Brothers has now grown beyond our resources. We need an infusion of capital in order to grow and meet customers demands.
Water Bros original graphics are driven by authenticity rather than a west coast copy cat style. The brand reflects its northeast storms and rugged coastline earning it a reputation of surf and skate respect. By standing apart, our brand has been sought out by people all over the world.
In 2010, Water Brothers made the shift to stocking 100% of "clothing" merchandise in store to the signature Water Brothers brand. It was a bold move for Sid, but it worked. If your coming to the shop for a hoodie, you're coming for a Water Brothers hoodie.
"Hermanos De Agua"
"WB Fist Wave"
On July 12th 2014 Water Brothers Surf Fest hosted its fourth annual festival at the historic Fort Adams State Park. It was an electrifying day filled with surf and skate legends enjoying the day with over 3000+ guest! This year on July 11th, 2015 we will host our 5th annual WB Surf Fest as it returns to Fort Adams State Park. Our events continue to solidify Water Brothers dedication in bringing a global surf and skate community together as the best way to preserve the history and culture of surf and skate.
Honored guest included 1st ASP Surf Champ Peter Townend, East Coast
Champ Mike Tabeling , epoxy pioneer Greg Loehr and original Dog Town
Z-boy Tony Alva.
Not just a T-shirt, Water Brothers continues to bring people together.
We are more than a brand. Our company has been on the forefront of the surf and skate industry for over 40 years. We now represent generations of surfers and skaters who have connected through WB.
"Water Brothers has turned to crowd funding to help preserve and expand our brand. We hope to reach, even exceed our goal knowing the potential of this company. We love this community and would love to create opportunities for others to grow with us." -Sid Abbruzzi, Owner
- -Develop a new Water Brothers online store that will create a greater web presence with a full line of signature gear.
- -Expand our inventory for the forthcoming online store to create a more complete back stock.
- -Commission our team of artist to create new Water Brothers graphics.
- -Expand the brand offerings by adding a cut and sew line of merchandise to our signature clothing line for men, women, and children.
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Let Sid and WB thank you with a tour of Newport! You and a friend are invited to sight see then join us for dinner and a night out in the city by the sea.
For our $5000 pledgers we invite you to join us behind the scenes on all the action for Newport's highly anticipated event of the year! (1) Spend a couple days hanging out with with surf and skate legends in our town and stay at the beautiful waterfront Newport Marriott. And Hey,,maybe they'll be waves. In that case paddle out with the guys or go skate someones ramp. We'll figure it out when you get here. On Surf Fest Eve join Sid and his honored guest for a pre party BBQ. (2) Wake up and get ready to take in all the action at Water Brothers Surf Fest V. We got everything covered door to door!
Risks and challenges
As with any plan there are challenges. If our campaign is successfully funded there will much to do in fulfilling our rewards in a timely manner. We will work closely with our team to make sure all orders are processed as quickly as possible. We will be sure that our generous donors will receive their rewards ASAP.
Building a dynamic online store will be a major challenge that will require a lot of work. We intend to dedicate ourselves to creating an online marketplace that is functional, easy to navigate, and represents our brand identity.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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