The owners behind HAVEN were inspired to open its doors after a surfing trip in the Basque country. “A surf shop doesn’t have to be by the ocean,” thought Filip Van Moerkercke and John Roan – manager and member of the Belgium band Arsenal in a former life. In their concept store in the hip Nationalestraat, it’s not just about surfboards. It’s about surf culture. The store is a platform for young independent fashion labels and musicians, and each month, a photographer’s or an artist’s work about surfing is put on display.