Hobie Shop :: Hobie Presents The Bruce Brown Film Collection; ‘Waterlogged Wednesdays”



Hobie Presents The Bruce Brown Film Collection; ‘Waterlogged Wednesdays’ 

Dana Point, CA- Hobie Surf Shops proudly announce plans to share the entirety of The Bruce Brown Film Collection at our ‘Waterlogged Wednesdays’ movie nights. Brown’s films are extraordinary time capsules, documenting the surf, motorcycle, and beach lifestyle of the 50’s through the 70’s. The films are true treasures of the golden age of surfing. We feel privileged to be able to show them at our Dana Point Shop, free of charge, with all generations of Brown fans.

“The films just fit here. They each showcase so much Hobie history, it’s so exciting to share them.” said Amanda Dunlap, Hobie Dana Point manager. “We want everyone in the community to feel welcome to come. Bring the family, your friends, a blanket, snacks. We will be showing each film on our big screen in the parking lot, on the first Wednesday of the month, in the order they were made, starting with ‘Slippery When Wet’ on November 5th, and ending with ‘On Any Sunday’ on June 3rd. We’ll have popcorn and treats too. And, of course, we will reach out to all the stars of the films and ask them to come.”

Dates :: 

November 5th – Slippery When Wet (1958)

December 3rd – Surf Crazy (1959)

January 7th – Surfin’ Shorts (1960)

February 4th – Barefoot Adventures (1960)

March 4th – Surfing Hollow Days (1961)

April 1st – Waterlogged (1962)

May 6th – The Endless Summer (1964)

June 3rd – On Any Sunday (1971)

Time ::   All Movies Start at Sundown.

Location ::  Hobie Dana Point. 34174 Pacific Coast HWY. 92629. 949-496-2366



Hobie Surf Shops were founded in February 1954 by Hobie Alter. Dedicated to the idea of quality and innovation, the customer experience has always been our number one priority. We have 5 locations with deep roots serving the Orange County coastal communities. Come in and say ‘Hi!’ we love seeing you.


Bruce Brown Films (BBF) is a film production company created nearly 60 years ago that produced a number of lifestyle documentary films, the most notable of which being The Endless Summer (1964) and On Any Sunday(1971), which garnered an Academy award nomination for Documentary Feature. Today, BBF continues to provide its loyal fan base and general public with filmmaker BruceBrown’s classic films and associated images for current and future generations to cherish.


-Tracey Engelking

Hobie Surf :: Monday Motivation : The Hot Curl Session



The Hot Curl Session; You don’t surf the board, you just enjoy the ride!! 

Inspired by Jeff Quam’s soulful surfing style, 6 of us from Hobie Surf Shop asked to meet him at Doheny to try his mythical finless ‘Hot Curl’ surfboards. The boards are a trip!! Hand Crafted with loving attention by Josh Martin, they can only be ridden by trying not to ride them at all. There was a LOT of falling and a LOT of laughing as we all gave them our best go…. again, the boards worked the best when you stopped trying to ride them, and instead, let the board take you where it wanted to go. Thank you to Terry Martin, Josh Martin, Jeff Quam, Andy Cowell, and the lovely waters of Doheny for making this a session to remember. Enjoy!!



-Tracey Engelking

Hobie Shop :: Monday Motivation from Ethan Mudge

Ethan Mudge

Ethan Mudge

“I’m an eight grader at Shorecliffs Middle School in San Clemente, so my “day job” is being a student. Pretty nice job, though, since I get to surf for Senor Hennings who is coach of the best middle school surf team in California.” Ethan Mudge

An easy 2 and a half minute look at Hobie Shop Surf Team member, Ethan, ripping it up at Lowers this summer. Video by Cody Ferner. Enjoy!! To read Ethan’s team profile, CLICK HERE.

-Tracey Engelking

Hobie Surf :: Monday Motivation : Emmy Lombard ‘Single Fin Magic’


‘All types of surfing is fun for me. No matter what the board shape or the fin set up, surfing is an art form. Just stoked to be out there.’ Emmy Lombard 

Sit back and relax, and enjoy a little cross stepping set to slack key guitar from our Hobie Surf Shop Ambassador, Emmy Lombard…. timeless good times!

Learn more about Emmy on her team profile. Click Here.


-Tracey Engelking


Hobie Shop :: Hobie and SHACC Team Up to Pay Tribute to Surfing’s Innovators




Hobie Surf Shops and the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC) today announced a collaborative project called the “Surfing Innovators Series.” The first installment of the series will be an exhibit inside Hobie’s Dana Point surf shop that showcases Lorrin “Whitey” Harrison and the profound impact he had on the nascent California surfing scene.

“Whitey Harrison was among California’s first real watermen,” said Paul Strauch, SHACC’s Executive Director. “As a teenager in the late 1920s and early 1930s, Whitey surfed the beaches of Corona del Mar and Laguna, initially on a solid pine surfboard left behind by the legendary Duke Kahanamoku on one of his trips to the mainland. There were very few surfers in California at that time. Not only was Harrison a skilled surfer and body surfer, but he also helped popularize free-diving for abalone and lobster off Orange County’s beaches.”

According to SHACC’s Curator and Creative Director, Barry Haun, Harrison also helped popularize surfing on the beaches of San Onofre. “In about 1935, the construction of jetty extensions in Corona del Mar drove Harrison to seek new places to surf,” Haun said. “That search led him and a few of his buddies to San Onofre, where they quickly learned that the waves were consistently good and ideal for surfing.”

As early as age five, Harrison began crafting his own wave-riding body boards out of wood. He would later emerge as one of the most innovative builders of redwood surfboards and paddleboards, as well as outrigger canoes to which he had been introduced during his first trip to Hawaii in the early 1930s.

“Harrison was of the mindset: why buy something if you can make it yourself,” Haun added. “So in addition to building surfboards, paddleboards and boats, he fabricated many of his own tools, fishing gear and lobster traps.”

The Whitey Harrison exhibit inside the Hobie Dana Point store includes some of Harrison’s early shaping tools, historic photographs, his signature hand-woven palm-frond hats, and other memorabilia that undoubtedly laid the groundwork for the California surfing lifestyle. Many Hobie staff members worked with SHACC to organize and install the Harrison exhibit. The shop is located at 34174 Pacific Coast Highway.

“Hobie and SHACC share a long and rich history in the surfing community,” said Jake Schwaner, Hobie’s General Manager and part owner. “SHACC co-founder Dick Metz and Hobie Alter had been close friends from the late ’50s until Hobie’s passing this year. Metz helped Hobie open a series of successful surf shops in the early 1960s – in California, Hawaii and the East Coast.”


-By Paul Strauch, Executive Director, SHACC