A twenty-three-year-old Kodiak man
wants to put Kodiak surfing on the map, while also offering surfing supplies
and services. Mary Donaldson has more.
Newer business owner Ryan Murdock
has opened up a one of a kind surf shop in Kodiak. His business, Murdock
Service Company is rightfully named, as he also provides appliance and HVAC
services that are subcontracted through his father’s business, Alpha Appliance
Repair. What’s new in the last two weeks is he is now offering surf board
rentals and lessons. He says he is an avid surfer himself, and that’s what
inclined him to offer these services. But he says he’s also interested in the
networking aspect that the business can bring for surfers.
(Murdock 1 :28s “…crisis that we’re in.”)
economical isn’t such a bad idea with gas prices currently at nearly 5 dollars
per gallon, and the good surfing beaches some 40 odd miles out on Kodiak’s road
system. The laid back businessman says it’s more about sharing with enthusiasts
like him, than about profits.
(Murdock 2 :24s “…barter system.”)
business so far has been interesting, as it hasn’t gone in the direction he
thought it would when he opened a few weeks ago.
(Murdock 3 :26s “…I’m here for.”)
painted his own business sign and says he also likes to dabble in art and
music. He says he is open to the idea of producing t-shirts one day since his
customers have shown interest in it. He also says he would like to put Kodiak
surfing on the map by putting together a surfing video, to showcase what draws
people to the island’s waves.
(Murdock 4 :20s “…in the world”)
says anybody can stop by his shop located at 3272 Mill Bay Road for surf board
rentals, lessons or to just collaborate with him on anything. He says renting a
surfboard is just 20 dollars a day, while lessons run around 75 dollars a day.