theAtlanticOcean

Chapman at Sea surf bags, beach bags & seaworthy goods

Florida, United States · 840 Sales

theAtlanticOcean

Chapman at Sea surf bags, beach bags & seaworthy goods

Florida, United States 840 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Natasha

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Announcement   Quality handcrafted goods for the ocean - loving life ▲ created by a couple of salty folks by the sea ▲ Thanks for the feature Etsy: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-the-atlantic-ocean/

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Last updated on May 16, 2016

Quality handcrafted goods for the ocean - loving life ▲ created by a couple of salty folks by the sea ▲ Thanks for the feature Etsy: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-the-atlantic-ocean/

Natasha

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Natasha

Pink and Green Tropical Hibiscus Clutch Bag
US$68.00
Rope Dog Leash - Blush Leather - Pet Lead
US$58.00
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5 out of 5 stars
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beckyhannah

beckyhannah on Aug 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This bag is beautiful!!!!!!! Thank you for the quick delivery and for such a perfect product. Well made.

Laura Moyer

Laura Moyer on Aug 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I really love it. It is exactly as pictured and described and is really the perfect summer beach bag. Very well constructed and seems like I will be able to use it for years to come!

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What do you do when you want a canvas tote we made a long time ago, with pockets styled after another bag, only made from the fabric of a 3rd bag? Just ask! We love custom orders, like this palm print canvas tote we made up this week by special request.

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The crafting of our rope leashes starts with Joe. He splices sturdy cotton rope to create the handles and attach the clasp. Then Tasha carefully stitches clean leather bands over top and adds a decorative tassel to finish it off.

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Rope Dog Leash - Blush Leather - Pet Lead
US$58.00
Behind the scenes: Anna Magazine stopped by our shop last week for a interview and tour. It was such a pleasure to meet them, shoot some photos and compare what surfing is like in Florida and Japan!

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About

handcrafted by the sea, using traditional methods, for an ocean-loving life

Welcome to the Atlantic Ocean, a shop centered around the sea & the life that goes with it.

Our story began with a duffle bag...
Specifically an old WWII-era army duffle bag that belonged to my grandfather. There's something about the construction of this bag from years ago that's far better than any modern bag I've ever had. It's ancient, but it never wears out, even though it goes by my side for all my dive and surf adventures. Somehow it seems to look better the more abuse it gets. When I needed some surfboard bags for myself, I knew I wanted them to have the same high quality, utilitarian style as the army bag. I worked with my husband Joe, who has a knack for always knowing how to improve the quality a thing, to create something with the same classic good looks & durability.

Board bags were just the beginning. Joe & I are always looking around at our own lives, thinking about the kinds of things we'd like to have, seeing what can be done to make them by hand, make them better, make them special.

Everything here is made entirely by hand, full of warmth, texture & a little bit of saltiness. We use traditional methods of construction, to create personal, unique items that stand above the mass produced kind. There's something about working with heavy materials like canvas and leather that is really satisfying. It's the straight, crisp seams... the leather that ages so well and shows where it's been... the idea that what I'm creating will be around for a long time - it all makes me feel really happy! My hope is that the things we're making today will go out into the world and travel all over it, staying as durable and dependable as my old army bag has and becoming old friends to their owners.

Read our Etsy feature: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-the-atlantic-ocean/

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  • Tasha

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I'm an artist & surfer living by the sea in south Florida. My grandmother taught me to sew and to appreciate simple, well made things. The items I make are the items I'd want for my own life. Surf, sew & skate, every day.

  • Joe

    Nautical Guide, Assistant

    I'm a commercial diver with 10+ years experience so I know what works in the marine industry. Tasha makes things look good but they have to function well to get past me. I tie the nautical knots and craft the wooden decks & hand planes.

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

The canvas can be gently spot cleaned with a little soap & water. The canvas and nautical rope cleans up beautifully, so there's no need to worry about the light colors getting dirty.
Please don't put any of these bags in the washing machine! The leather and jute parts should not be saturated, so while washing it's best to keep them away from the water. If they get splashed a little bit that's ok.

Custom and personalized orders

We love these. Send us a message, tell us your ideas. We can't wait to hear from you!

Gift wrapping and packaging

All orders come nicely wrapped in brown paper with a bow. If it's a gift and you'd like to include a little message just mention that in the notes section at checkout.

Surfboard bags : sizing

Don't know what size board bag to order? Here's how the sizing works...

The size of the bag describes the size of the board that will fit in it, not the length of the bag itself. So a 9'0" bag will hold a 9'0" board. Easy. The actual bag will measure more like 9'3", to make sure the board will fit well. If your board isn't exactly one of the offered sizes, why not go custom? Or just go up a size. These bags aren't meant to fit super tight. The extra room gives you a spot for your wetsuit or towel and also looks kinda cool when it drapes over the board.

Surfboard bags : leather care

How does the leather hold up to water? Pretty well. It's water resistant, so it can handle getting splashed and if your wet board comes in contact with it, that's fine. Don't throw the bag into the ocean though. It'll still look alright, but the leather won't be as soft anymore