In 2005, Mollusk opened its doors just a few blocks away from the wild and unruly surf of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach to sell clothing and hand-shaped surfboards and to serve as a creative space for the woodworkers, visual artists, musicians, and craftspeople who lurk amidst the Outer Sunset’s thick fog. Shortly thereafter Mollusk opened a 2nd shop in sun-soaked Venice Beach, whose community of vibrant surfboard riders and musicians helped cultivate the Mollusk spirit.
Over the years Mollusk has developed into a cultural institution that integrates surfing, art, craft, music, film, and visual media. Mollusk's strong connection with surfing is reflected in its collection of graphic tees, shorts, tanks, swimwear and hoodies. Each piece is designed with an underlying theme of life in and around the ocean