(credit: Surfside Sports)

(credit: Surfside Sports)


Shopping for sporting goods can be a worthwhile experience if you know where to look. In Orange County there are a variety of sporting goods stores to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. From indoor sports to outdoor sports and sports gear to sports memorabilia, here are the top sporting goods stores in the OC.
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(credit: Discovering the World)


Discovering the World
6455 Roland St.
Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 522-2202
www.dtworld.com

Discovering the World is a great spot to shop for discs, frisbees and other outdoor equipment. Located in Buena Park, you can’t miss the scores of discs covering the walls in every color there is. In addition to disc golf, dog discs, mini discs and a bulk of frisbees, Discovering the World also offers sports apparel, instructional videos and books and rare collectors’ items.

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(credit: Surfside Sports)


Surfside Sports
233 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-4624
www.surfsidesports.com

It’s no secret that Orange County has built a solid reputation as a surfer’s paradise. You can spot any number of surfers riding the waves of glory at OC’s beautiful beaches, and chances are they’ve scored their surfing gear at Surfside Sports. Located in Costa Mesa, Surfside Sports offers a variety of surfing gear from surf shorts, tops and accessories to actual surfboards. Surfside Sports also retails a vast number of snowboarding and skating gear. For snowboard lovers, you can take to the mountains with a selection that includes outerwear, snowboarding apparel and protective wear. There are sections dedicated to men and women, and the sales staff is always available to assists customers.

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(credit: Schel H./Yelp)


OC Sports Xchange
1016 N. Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 633-1976
www.ocsportsxchange.com

Whether it’s a scrimmage in your backyard or a professional level sports game in an open field, OC Sports Xchange is there to provide the sports equipment you need to enjoy the game. OC Sports Xchange is practically the only store of its kind in Orange County that specializes in selling and buying sports equipment. For equipment and accessories for just about any kind of sport from tennis to watersports, soccer to football and hockey to lacrosse, OC Sports Xchange provides a complete selection at discounted prices.

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My Sport
696 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 731-7766

For soccer lovers who are still transfixed from the frenzy of the World Cup and want to score sporting goods from the world’s most beloved sport, My Sport has all of your soccer needs in one place. Located in Tustin, My Sport is a soccer lover’s dream, selling everything from authenticated soccer jerseys to cleats, to soccer balls and accessories. My Sport is one of the few Adidas authorized sellers in Orange County and among the few shops that specialize in soccer equipment.

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(credit: Isaac T./Yelp)


Big 5 Sporting Goods
3831 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 833-0840
www.big5sportinggoods.com

When getting down to the very basics for any sporting activity, visiting any Big 5 Sporting Goods store is a must. From athletic apparel, sneakers, basketballs, hockey pucks and sticks to fishing and hunting gear, bikes, surf boards, kayaks and everything in between, this store offers anything you need. Open seven days a week, Big 5 Sporting Goods shells out sporting goods for the athlete at heart.

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