NCS: How did Aqua Surf Shop start?
AQUA: My friend Tony Canadas opened up Aquaholics, which became the present day Aqua. I (Aleks Petrovitch) have worked in surf shops off & on my whole working life, so often I came in to help Tony run the shop when he would take off on adventures. Eventually Tony wanted to work on other projects, and grew a little tired of retail (it is not the most exciting thing in the world). I have a knack for it and love surfboards, so Tony asked me if I wanted to take over the shop. It took a little while but along with the help of my friend Devin Dargell, we did.