Why locals love it
This is a proper old school skate shop. Not as concerned with longboards and the like, though they do stock a selection, Free is more for the street and ramp tricksters. They also have a great selection of street fashion.
Why you should visit it
If you need pretty much anything for your skateboard, Free will have it. In the back, there's a work bench for the DIY inclined. Or you can just pay your way and have the guys at the shop do it for you.
If you just want something for the vacation, they have cheap beginners boards.