With roots that date back to the 1960s, the surf and skate shop Surfhouse is back up and running in the Houston Heights.

Officials with Surfhouse call the store the "oldest traditional surf and skateboard shop in Texas," in a November news release announcing its reopening under new ownership. The shop, founded by Lloyd and Carol Sandel, most recently operated in the Oak Forest area before it closed earlier this year after Carol Sandel retired.

New co-owner Brian Menn, who runs the shop with Brian Fish, said he frequented the original Surfhouse as a child.

“We are amped to reopen Surfhouse to the Houston community and carry on the ‘hang loose’ vibe fostered by Lloyd and Carol Sandel,” Brian Fish said in a statement. “As our guests refamiliarize themselves with the store, we hope they see how we have preserved its rich history while introducing changes to satisfy all their surfing and skateboarding needs, complete with a smile and good conversation—a tradition Carol hopes will live on.”

At 2,000 square feet in size, the new store is also larger than its previous location, according to the release. The site decor includes memorabilia from the original location, including the cash stand, the door, surfboards and the sign. The shop's wares include a range of surfing and skating gear and apparel as well as exclusive Surfhouse-branded hats and T-shirts, and an expanded women's section.

The new owners plan to host a grand opening celebration Dec. 9 that will double as a tribute to Surfhouse and a "thank you" to the Houston community, according to the release.