INTERVIEW WITH ALEN BRILEY OF OBBC (NC) REGARDING COVID-19
COVID-19 is taking it’s toll on the surf industry and small businesses around the globe. We reached out to a few surf shops to see how they are dealing with the pandemic and if they had a positive messages for the surf community.
Our second interview is with Allen Briley of Nag Head, North Carolina’s Outer Banks Boarding CO.
BTR: How are you dealing with COVID-19 and the impact it is having on your shop?
Allen: We are asking people to shop on our online store and select curbside pickup to limit exposure to our employees and customers while still doing business.
BTR: Do you feel business will bounce back quickly when this is all over?
Allen: It will be a serious blow but we will make it through. I don’t see us getting back to “normal” until 2021 though.
BTR: Community is more important than ever right now. Do you have anything you would like to say to the surf community?
Allen: The surf community has always been like family. We need that more than ever. Stay safe and stay stoked.
BTR: We are looking for ways to spread positivity and give streignth to the surf community. Please feel free to use this section to say anything. Share a story, give some tips on how to do anything? Write a letter to the industry. Whatever you feel would be helpful. Thanks!
Allen: Seems like the perfect opportunity to go though all the old surf contest footage and watch some killer highlights!