Not Quite The End Of An Era - SHQ Boardsports Rosebud Has Closed

SHQ Rosebud is closed.  Thanks very much to all of the customers and staff who have been part of our store since 2010.  We look forward to continuing to teach kiteboarding lessons at our Go Kite Rosebud location.

SHQ owners, Steph & Trent gave kiteboarding in the local area a fantastic boost when they started Peninsula Kiteboarding back in 2010.  With their seemingly endless passion for the sport and for the Mornington Peninsula, Trent & Steph went from doing kiteboarding lessons part-time, to opening the first shop just a couple years later.  Stand Up Paddleboarding became a big part of the shop and also part of the Moon Tours holiday adventures around the world.

Eight years later, we are all a bit disappointed but also realistic to be closing the Rosebud store that Trent & Steph worked so hard to get off the ground.  That’s life, always changing, and it waits for no one.  Instead we will be focusing on our flagship stores, SHQ Boardsports in Sandringham, which is less than an hour away, and Sunshine Coast Boardsports in Caloundra.  Core Boardsports will continue to give great service our customers in Torquay and the Surf Coast.

Steph and Trent would like to thank everyone for their support, friendship and fun times over the years on the Mornington Peninsula.  "We are where we are today thanks to that and we couldn’t be more grateful.  Nor could Crumpet 🐶 "

"Bring on more surf trips, kite expeditions, travel and adventure by getting involved in the sports we love so much. You never know where it could take you."

The rest of the SHQ team is stoked that Trent and Steph will stay part of the SHQ and Sunshine Coast Boardsports team.  Our appreciation for their great enthusiasm and hard work is second to none.  Making a go of a business like this in Melbourne is hard enough.  Doing it on the Mornington Peninsula takes sheer grit, determination, passion and the support of great local customers.  Good on ya’ Steph & Trent.  Onwards and upwards!

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September 14, 2018

Yeah miss them good old days with the good old peeps.

Graham Roberts
Graham Roberts

February 25, 2018

Sad to see the store close but yes new opportunities arise. Best wishes for Moon Tours and I am sure this will keep you both very busy.

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