Meet The Craftsmen! – Submariner

We are very happy to announce that our collaboration with the lovely guys at Submariner has finally launched on our website.


The majority of brands we team up with are usually found via hours of trawling through Instagram but these guys were actually recommended to us by some of our most hardy surfing friends.


These guys have been around since 2012 and have built themselves a reputation for creating clothing and technical gear that will last and is fit for purpose. We also happen to think they just also look bloody cool!


The following is a brief history of their brand:

Submariner was founded on the North Devon coast in 2012, with the intention of creating practical clothes made ethically and entirely in the British Isles. From a  background steeped in surfing, climbing, and windsurfing, Howard Davey drew heavily on traditional maritime influences as well as the creative input from the wider community of north Devon and Cornwall based artists.

Along this Journey, long standing friend and like minded surfer Ben Thompson joined in 2014, to become partner and co founder, and  help develop Submariner to increase its offering to the wider surfing community. Today, Submariner sells through a network of local Devon and Cornwall based stockists and relies heavily on its support/feedback from the Maritime community it was setup to provide for.


We are extremely proud to have these guys as part of our community as they fit the bill to an absolute T and we hope that you will all enjoy what they are doing as much as we do.

You can check out their full range over on the GVSCo. website, so pop on over and take a look – we are sure you won’t be disappointment!

Stay Stoked





GVSCo website launch. We’re Live!

It has been a long road since 2014 and the humble beginnings of our social media campaigns. Over the two years we have developed and built an amazing following and that is down to you guys, believing, sharing and supporting us. We cannot thank you enough; all the time and work our end would have been for nothing if it wasn’t for all your constant support.

All of this love and work has brought us to this point the WEBSITE LAUNCH! We are so stoked to say that the website is now complete and live:

Please get online and check it out, and let us know what you think. Additionally please spread the word as much as you can.

GVS Co. was set up with one mission in mind – to create a place where the surfing community can access the best independent and emerging brands throughout the surfing world. Our aim was to champion the little guy, promote the true craftsmen and to keep you up to date with the next big thing and we certainly believe we’ve achieved this.

We are working with people that we like and respect and it is very important to us that everyone we take on this journey, shares our passion for ethical manufacturing and are having a positive impact on the world.

We are constantly growing and evolving, bringing new brands and products on board so take a look around, sign up to the mailing list and keep in touch, and make sure you come along for the ride!

Much love, stay stoked,


Daisy Brown – The Launch!

Daisy Brown has officially launched her line of apparel and artwork! Now you can purchase her groovy designs on a variety of mediums. These include paper prints, canvases, glass prints, and even industrial metal sheets; perfect for displaying her psychedelic pieces outside! We promise you won’t be disappointed!

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 By popular demand, most of Daisy’s trippy illustrations feature on a wide range of clothing as part of her new range ‘DAZED’. All of the tees are 100% Australian made in a fair and ethical manner (don’t worry, all products are shipped worldwide!). All materials are of top quality and each design is available on black and white apparel. The DAZED range includes tees, muscle tees, long sleeves and hoodies. You can rep her rad streetwear all year round! DAZED printing processes have been developed specifically to address quality, efficiency and cost, using the latest in printing technology to deliver cutting options and results.
Stay up to date with ongoing designs and products by following Daisy on Instagram @daisybrownart and like the FB page
Great Venture Surf Co. will soon be stocking these rad designs… Get psyched!
Here are a few pieces from the DAZED range just to get you in the mood!

How To Not Lose Your Mermaid Vibes In Your Daily Office Outfit Routine.

Sun kissed tan, beach waved hair, ripped denim shorts paired up with a lace crochet top.

Asking me for my favorite go-to outfit in the world, I’d probably always tell you something like ‘just let me be a mermaid’.

But since we all know, life unfortunately isn’t just about off-days at the beach, exploring the jungle and morning swims in the ocean I thought I’ll give you a bit of an inspiration about how not to lose your beach bum vibes when you’re stuck at the office all day!

Working in an office or any other job that involves having to dress appropriately means, that we are often unable to use our personal style to bring out your true self.

So if you’re one of the people that rather have salty hair and their toes stuck in sand all day, I hope my tips will give you a little idea on how to rock your mermaid vibes during your next busy day at work.

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To truly bring out your mermaid personality, even when wearing something a little more chic and appropriate make sure to stick to colors most related to the beach.

Think about white sands, blue oceans and skies, black rocks and green palm trees. Light clothing such as a pastel blue button-down tucked into white high-waisted trousers and some vintage leather heels to round everything up will just give you the right amount of business meets casual.


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If all else fails and you still have to stick to a certain dress code such an uniform for example don’t fall into despair, dab on some high-lighter and get your hair tousled on sea-salt spray or throw your hair into a messy dutch-braid up-do and you’re ready to go.



Accessories-wise don’t go overboard on jewelry if your outfit contains more than two different colors. Try stick to something simple such as a gold shark-tooth necklace, a diamond wave ring or some delicate shell earrings.

Going for something all black everything you’re fine to get your jewelry game strong with something a bit more bulky such as layered necklaces or a moonstone ring.




  1. 1)  When allowed to use your phone at work, download yourself a free ocean ringtone and you won’t ever be annoyed anymore if your phone rings even a hundred times a day.
  2. 2)  Get your hands on some coconut water, and you will not only stay hydrated throughout the day but also feel like your sitting right under a palm tree – if only you close your eyes!
  3. 3)  When sitting in front of the computer all day get your desktop a re-do with an animated ocean background and I am sure you will feel right at your favorite place on earth!




For more inspiration on how to bring your inner mermaid out in the office click here
for some Pinteresting style ideas.