Our Story

Charlie Does is a bit different.


​We began as a small surf kubo in 2010. Our purpose was to provide safe employment to local surfers by giving them boards they needed to teach. We moved up and down the beach a bit and decided to finally settle in 2013.


The name Charlie Does comes from the movie Apocalypse Now which was partially shot in Baler (check out Charlie's Point whilst you are here). In the movie they say Charlie Don’t Surf. We started  saying Charlie Don’t Surf, But We Think He Should.


We still offer surf lessons but now a vegan friendly cafe, a small hostel, and make custom boards.