Part 1: Cameron Heard
Happy 2020, I hope everyone had a restful holiday season! I thought I would kick off the New Year on Cate’s Stoke by starting a new series called employee picks. Every month, I’ll choose an employee from one of Hobie’s four locations and have them pick out some of their must-haves from the shops. First off, is one of the lovely managers of Hobie Dana Point, Cameron!
Cameron has been working at Hobie for 10 years and loves the company because it has a great family feel. In his free time, Cam likes skateboarding, watching the Celtics play basketball, and walking his dog Gino. Here are Cameron’s top 5 picks from our shops!
- SK8 Hi Vans
All of our stores are stocked with many different types of Vans, but Cam’s favorite is this super fun, high top shoe! They have the brand-new pop cush insole, which is also removable. Because of the style (classic Sk8 Hi with a little extra padding), these shoes are incredibly comfortable and allow you to be on your feet all day.
- Uncle Buck T-Shirt
One of Cameron’s favorite Hobie shirts is the Diamond Logo, Uncle Buck Tee. This is Hobie’s best-selling board model, and the creator, Bucky Barry, works at our store in Dana Point with Cam. Not to mention, if you want the shirt signed, Bucky will totally autograph it for you! This is a super minimalist, retro design that is perfect for everyday wear.
- Classic Tiki Mugs
Cam’s third favorite item at the moment is one of the Hobie Collectable Tiki Mugs. These are super retro, fun cups that are perfect for anything from your next tiki party to a cool shelf decoration! He likes these because they are great gifts for tiki collectors or lovers of tiki drinks/bars.
- Patagonia Nano Puff
According to Cameron, “this is the most functional jacket.” It is perfect for cold mornings and nights and is lighter than the down sweater, but heavier and warmer than an average jacket. Another cool feature is it packs into itself from the inside pocket to create a small, travel-friendly package. This is a must-have jacket for everyone!
- James Chapter Knife
Cameron’s last favorite item is a pocket knife from James. He likes this because of the titanium frame lock, which makes it sturdy and easy to use. It is also a very clean knife and is super minimalist. These knives are built to last and are essential!
I hope you enjoyed getting to know more about Cameron and reading about his favorite picks. Make sure to say hi if you ever see him working in the Dana Point Store!