Hobie Shop :: The Hobie Surf Swap & Sale is HERE!!!

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Clear Out Your Racks & Ours And Save Major

The annual Hobie Surf Swap is ON

May 27th, 28th & 29th, 2016 at Hobie Dana Point

Clear out your racks of all your well loved classic, retro, vintage, modern and over 7’6” surfboards. Shine ‘em up and bring ‘em down to the swap! Cleaned up, unwaxed boards look the best in the racks. You want your girl to stand out amongst the sea of other boards! Price them well and stoke someone out on a new ride! Then come on in and restyle your summer with loads of savings inside and outside the shop!

Spread the word, especially to your favorite board hoarder, and we will see you here!

10% of all surfboard sales are donated to The Hobie Memorial Statue building fund.

Hobie Surf ::Hobie Surfboards Welcomes Michael Arenal to the Shaping Team

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Working on the floor of any Hobie Surf Shop has built in advantages. An industry leading shop discount for the staff, access to some of the best surfboards on the planet, decades of history to immerse yourself in, events,  teams, ect. But, if you are an up and coming shaper looking to hone your craft, there is only one location to start at, Hobie Dana Point. Master surfboard shaper, Gary Larson, has his room right in the store and welcomes people to watch him shape through a large picture window 5 days a week. That is where we all met the humble and wildly likable Michael Arenal.

Growing up in Laguna Hills and surfing SanO, Churches and Middles on the regular, he is instantly recognizable in the water by his tall lanky frame riding with an easy smooth style. With natural artistic abilities, he was accepted to and attended the Laguna College of Art and Design. Shortly after enrolling, he saw an Alaia board at the beach and thought it might be something he could make for himself. The building process for that first board struck the spark for shaping that brought him to Hobie Dana Point. Working on the floor, he would take every chance he got to poke his head into the shaping room and watch as Terry Martin, Tyler Warren and Gary turned foam into fine lined surfboards.

After a year or two on the floor, and asking as many questions of the shapers he could, he started out on his own under the “ARENAL SURFCRAFT” label. Taken under the wing of one of the world’s greatest asymmetrical surfboard shapers, Donny Brink, Michael has grown astronomically as a shaper and artist of the craft over the past few years. At this point he has made everything from handplanes, longboards, fish, shortboards, semi-guns, asymms, and every imaginable custom design you could hope for. “We are excited as a company to welcome him into the shaping room” said Mark Johnson Hobie Shaper and Designer. “I personally can’t wait to see what creations he will come up with under the Hobie label.”  “It will be fun to see Michael’s outside perspective as young and upcoming surfer/shaper-I look forward to working with him.”

-Tracey Engelking

Hobie Shop :: Hobie Aloha Friday’s!! All MADE in the U.S.A.!!

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They are IN!!! Designed in Capo Beach, CA by head Hobie designer, Elise, and built in Garden Grove, CA, we proudly introduce our line of Hobie Aloha Friday shirts that are 100% MADE in the U.S.A.!! They are available at all Hobie Surf Shop locations and online and ready to ship worldwide at www.hobiesurfshop.com.

 

Hobie Surfboards to Collaborate with Shaper, Timmy Patterson, on a Limited Edition Line of Surfboards.

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San Juan Capistrano, California –  Timmy Patterson, a second generation surfboard shaper, has a bloodline that dates to the very first days of the “Surf Industry “in the 1950’s.  His boards, made in the legendary San Clemente Surf Ghetto under the T.Patterson Surfboard’s label, are found under the feet of some of the world’s surfing heavy hitters. Having started his shaping career in the early 80’s at the Hobie Surfboard’s Factory, it was only fitting when Hobie decided to do a few limited edition collaborations, that Timmy would be first on a very short list of names to consider.

His father, Ronald, and his uncles, Robert and Raymond, moved to California from their native Hawaii in the 50‘s to work in the surfboard building industry. All ended up living in Dana Point and working in the Hobie Surfboard’s factory, becoming masters of the art. Timmy grew up in and around the factory. Honing his craft from an early age at the feet of legends, he learned from and looked up to iconic craftsmen and surfers like Terry Martin, Dale Velzy, Hobie Alter, Phil Edwards, Ben Aipa, Terry Senate, Randy Sleigh, Mike Hynson, Butch Van Artsdalen, and Joey Cabell.

By 1995 Timmy Patterson, was not only a very successful shaper, he was also opening up his own in house glass shop to go along with his successful label. To this day his shop has always focused on high quality, hand finished, high performance surfboards. As the industry moves more toward computer aided design, Timmy will still be found spending the majority of his time in the shaping bay and not in front of a screen. This doesn’t make him a throwback; this makes him one of the very best surfboard builders on the planet. It’s our privilege to work with him and to collaborate on this project.

See the T.Patterson for Hobie surfboards debut at The Boardroom Show May 14th & 15th in Del Mar California.

-Tracey Engelking