Hobie Shop :: Hobie Warehouse SALE!!!! March 26th & 27th

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Thursday & Friday the Hobie Warehouse sale is ON!! Amazing deals on clothing, shoes, accessories, skate, and SUP’s. We want it all gone! Call in sick if you have to, but be here!

Details ::

March 26th & 27th 9am-5pm

The Hobie Warehouse

32921-A Calle Perfecto San Juan Capistrano CA 92675

Hobie Shop :: A Talk with Tom Carroll at Hobie Dana Point

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Hobie Surf Shop and Quiksilver proudly present ‘A Talk with Tommy’. 

Come hear first hand stories from Australian legend and world champion surfer, Tom Carroll. Tom will be present at our Dana Point location on 3/17/2015 sharing video and thoughts from his past accomplishments, like ‘the snap heard round the world’, what it takes to be a world champion, and what it is like reigniting his career by chasing big waves around the globe.

The talk will be moderated by none other then Quiksilver Co-Founder, Bob McKnight. McKnight is a legend in his own right as well. He was the guiding force behind the global surf brands rise to dominance, which remains – after decades of ups and downs – the largest surfwear company in the world. He was the driver of the legendary Quiksilver VW bus that drove boardshorts directly to surf shops up and down the coast back in the 70’s. McKnight retired as CEO of the company in late 2014.

Aside from ‘The Talk’, we will have some of Quiksilvers ‘Modern Original’ boardshorts from eras past on display, live music, live surfboard shaping with Hobie master shaper Gary Larson, barbecue , raffles, and giveaways. This event is free and the entire surfing community is invited to attend!

Event Details :: ‘A Talk with Tommy’ 

Come hear stories from the legend, Tom Carroll, himself and check out some of Quiksilver’s original boardshorts. The talk will be moderated by Quiksilver Co-founder, Bob McKnight.

Location :: Hobie Surf Shop in Dana Point

34174 Pacific Coast HWY

Dana Point, CA 92629

949-496-2366

Date & Time :: Tuesday March 17, 2015 with Music and BBQ starting at 6pm.

Hobie Surf :: Motivation Monday : Phil Edwards, ‘Surfing Hollow Days’

Motivation Monday // Phil Edwards clips from Bruce Brown’s classic 1961 movie ‘Surfing Hollow Days’! //

Join us this Wednesday, March 4th,  at Hobie Surf Shop in Dana Point!! We are showing the whole movie as part of our ‘Waterlogged Wednesdays’ movie nights!! This film is a true classic. Bruce travels to Mexico, California, Florida, along with a trip to Australia and Hawaii with Phil Edwards. Hobie Alter is featured surfing his backyard break, Brooks Street in Laguna Beach.

 

Don’t miss out. Bring your friends and family!! It’s a community event! Movie starts at 6:30pm and it’s FREE. Bring your beach chairs, blankets, snacks, drinks, ect.. We will have popcorn and treats too.

 

 

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Spread the word!!! We can’t wait to see you!!!

Location :: Hobie Dana Point. 34174 Pacific Coast HWY. 92629.
For More Info call :: 949-496-2366

Hobie Surf :: Big Trees in the Surf by Josh Martin

From Josh Martin at martinshapes.com ENJOY!!!! 

Big Trees in the Surf January 08 2015

Wood is orthotropic – the strength is predominantly along one axis. Parallel to the grain, tensile is very high and compression strength is good. Perfect for a core material in surfboard construction. Particularly surfboards designed for big surf. Wood provides for superior control, a smooth ride and durability. The “cadillac” of surfboard materials.

Far West Forest products provided me with some very special surfboard wood… Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia) greatest of the redwoods, the earth’s largest tree and largest living thing by volume.

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This wood came from private property in the Sierra Nevada. Three Sequoia giants had fallen in a windstorm. These trees were estimated to have been between 2,000 and 3,400 years old when they finally succumbed to the forces of nature. Far West secured the rights to harvest the wood from these trees.

 

California Redwood is rooted in early surfboard construction. Redwood logs washed down rivers out into the Pacific Ocean. Occasionally a log would find its way to the shores of Hawaii. The islanders prized this wood for its relatively light weight, resistance to decay, workability and beauty. Far West Forest Products just so happens to be a dealer for Wood-Mizer sawmills. They made short work of a “log” slicing a portion of it into manageable size pieces for me.

 

  

I cut the lengths of wood putting proper rocker (surfboard curve) into them.

The wood is assembled in order and numbered. Index lines are drawn for maintaining proper placement. The priceless nature of this wood calls for the utmost in careful planning. One misplaced piece, and a wrong cut would be costly.

Not all surfboards work well when built from wood in the traditional fashion. “Gun” type surfboards used in large powerful surf, however, are perfect candidates for redwood construction. The weight and lack of flex provide for smooth and desirable control when attempting to successfully ride big waves. Several boards I own inspired the template used in this board I built for Far West. All built by my father Terry Martin.

It was fitting that this particular board be branded as a Hobie. My father shaped Hobie surfboards for 50 years; I shape for Hobie and the boards inspiring this one are of Hobie design. I’d like to add that much of this design was influenced by Gerry Lopez and his Lightning Bolt Model. Many of his boards were shaped by my father and built at Hobie’s Capistrano Beach factory during the 70’s. I own and have surfed a redwood lighting bolt style single fin my father made. It has incredible wave catching ability and is exceptionally smooth riding.

Each piece of wood is partially hollowed out to reduce excessive weight. These “chambers” are staggered from one piece to the next for structural integrity. Premium wood glue is rolled out onto each side in preparation for clamping.

  

The board is then assembled, clamped, allowed to cure, and outlined for cutting.

Far West Forest Products specializes in supplying California native woods. They asked if I could incorporate some especially beautiful native White Oak into this board. I milled three pieces to serve as “stringers” and built a fin for this board out of the oak.

 

Hand shaping a surfboard is where it’s at for me. Vintage tools utilized in a craft passed from father to son.

 

The shaped board was delivered to The Waterman’s Guild for glassing where Greg Martz and his crew did a beautiful job. Many steps go into the process of glassing a wood board. Great care is taken at each step resulting in a durable, mirror-like and waterproof finish. Fine extras like a traditional “glassed on” fin and glass leash loop are a wonderful form and function.

  

Hobie Alter founded his brand with the wood surfboard.

The finished product is incredibly satisfying to me. It’s so much more than just a surfing board. It’s about the majestic tree it came from. The family craft I get to live. The extended family of craftsmen I work with. The blessing of talent from the Creator of all things. There’s pure joy in this board. And it’s ready to ride, lasting for generations to come.

So thankful… -Joshua Martin

Hobie Heart :: Happy New Year!!!!!

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‘People are the heart and spirit of all that counts.’ -Max DePree

For 60 years, You have made us who we are. You are present in every detail. From all us at Hobie Surf Shop, we wish you -our customers, our team, our friends, our family- a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2015.