This is where it all began. Great Pacific Iron Works was Patagonia’s very first store. They opened their doors in 1973 in the old Hobson meat packing plant a short drive to some of California’s best surf and within shouting distance of Patagonia founder/owner Yvon Chouinard’s Tin Shed blacksmith shop. It’s a beautifully remodeled building from the ‘20s that carries a robust assortment of quality Patagonia outdoor clothing and gear for the whole family. You’ll also find a steady schedule of community events, weekly yoga classes, close proximity to FCD surf shop, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff.