Hobie Shop :: Drew Brophy LIVE Painting Demo & Book Signing at Hobie Laguna Beach 12/15/18

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Join us for a Live Surfboard painting and book signing with Drew Brophy on Saturday, December 15th 1-4 p.m. at Hobie Laguna Beach.

 

Drew will be painting a surfboard as he shares stories out of his book on painting surfboards, chasing waves and being a surf artist.  This event is great for any artist or a fan of surfing history.

Drew’s new book, PAINTING SURFBOARDS AND CHASING WAVES, will be available.  The book is 128 pages full of colorful art and story that captures Drew’s thirty years as a surf artist. Included are surfboard paintings, sketches and paintings created for bands, collectors and action sports products such as wakeboards, skateboards and bodyboards.

A Little From Drew ::

In 1996 I was enjoying my third year living and painting surfboards on the North Shore in Hawaii, until one day when I had a surfing accident at Pipeline. Several injuries and a cracked eye socket kept me from working for awhile so I lost my job. That summer, I got an opportunity to go to California and work painting surfboards at SurfGlas in San Juan Capistrano.  I was really excited because at the time it was probably the busiest surfboard factory in the world.

The factory made Hobie, Stewart and Harbour surfboards. I was stoked to be surrounded by expert craftsman that worked there, shapers like Phil Edwards, Terry Martin, Bill Stewart, Rich Harbour, and Ron House. There were also some of the best laminators and painters there, guys like Mike Muir and Tom Sutherland and many others.  I was taking over the job of surfboard painter Mark Johnson, who was moving on to be a shaper. I had the honor of learning from all these great craftsmen. I painted signature boards by Micky Munoz and custom boards for longboard world champ Colin McPhillips.

So many great memories were made from this time period in my career. One of the best was having Phil’s shaping bay next to my paint stall. Phil and Terry Martin liked to come in early when it was quiet. Phil would spend hours fine tuning beautiful custom longboards with fancy wood nose and tail blocks. He would listen to soft music as he putted around the blank. Then I would come in and start blasting speed metal to get my mojo running. It drove Phil crazy, he would come around the corner looking at me like I was nuts, motioning me to turn down the volume.  It was like two polar opposites colliding, the old school and new school of surfing. I would be in my paint stall spraying flames and making a giant mess.

Eventually I moved on from painting surfboards full time to creating art for other things. I feel fortunate to have had these experiences with some of the greatest craftsmen in surf.

Now, all these years later, I’ve written a book about my thirty year path as a surf artist. I’m stoked to say that Hobie played a part in my story.

On December 15th, I’ll be celebrating some of these memories by doing a live surfboard painting and book signing at Hobie Surf Shop from 1-4 in Laguna Beach, CA.  My book, PAINTING SURFBOARDS AND CHASING WAVES, will available and I’ll be there, painting a surfboard and telling some of these stories. I hope you’ll join me.

Life is good, Drew

 

All ages welcome, Open to the public, drinks & treats, Drew will be signing copies of his book and doing a Q&A! Don’t miss out!! See you here!!

 

 

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Hobie Shop :: Burn Outs & BBQ with Brixton 12/1/18 at Hobie Dana Point

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Make your Dana Point “WINTERFEST” one to remember with BRIXTON’s “Burn Out’s & BBQ” at Hobie DP!!

Our friends at Brixton are gathering their hot rod & classic car/bike friends for a ride showing at Hobie Dana Point Saturday, December 1st, from 12-4pm. Join in for some cool car looking* and BBQ eating!! It’s all for a good cause too!! Bring in either 3 cans of food, new unwrapped toys, or gently worn clothing and receive 20% OFF your Brixton purchase for the day!! All gathered goods will go to support our California fire victims.

So come on out, watch the town light up the tree, hang out with family and friends, give a little and enjoy the start of the season of giving with Brixton & Hobie!!

34174 Pacific Coast Highway // Dana Point, CA 92629 // 949-496-2366

All Ages Welcome / Free of Charge / Open to the Public

 

*Due to the nature of some of the cars set to be shown, the car/bike show portion will be subject to rain. BUT, the BBQ and fundraiser portion will be a GO, rain or shine! :)

 

 

Hobie Warehouse :: SALE!! SALE!! SALE!!!

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The Hobie Warehouse Sale Returns & Our Sister Store, Tuvalu Home is Joining in on the FUN!!!!

Come by our warehouse Thursday & Friday November 29th & 30th from 9am – 4pm, rain or shine, for ALL your favorite surf brands discounted 60% OFF, Hobie Surfboards Priced to MOVE, and, Tuvalu Home is bringing it with BEAUTIFUL furniture and home goods at 60% OFF!!!

Bikinis, boardshorts, tees, sweatshirts, dresses, Aloha Friday’s, shorts, sandals, accessories, and surf goods ALL 60% OFF!! Hobie branded products will also be featured at 60% OFF!! Did we mention it’s ALL 60% OFF!!! Don’t forget, we always have some specials up our sleeves, so expect some extra deals to be had!!! We will have brand new Hobie Surfboards discounted to special prices as well!! Perfect timing for Holiday!!  Tuvalu Home will join in on the FUN of a warehouse sale with 60% OFF too!! We want you to fill your car to the brim with great deals, that’s why it’s ALL 60% OFF!!!

Come ready to shop!!! Spread the word and see you here!

The Hobie Warehouse 32921 Calle Perfecto
San Juan Capistrano, California

Hobie Shop :: L*Space Celebrates “Puttin’ on the Glitz” with Us at The Hobie Surf Boutique

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Come by The Hobie Surf Boutique in San Clemente During “Puttin’ on the Glitz” and Celebrate the Season with Us & L*Space!!

Free L*Space Tee with Any L*Space Purchase! Free Drinks & Treats!! Saturday December 1st From 5-8pm. See You Here!

Hobie Heart :: California United

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California United

Join us for Give Back Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday too.

As Californians, we’re all devastated by the recent fires. Sadly, we can never bring back the lives tragically lost, but… we have several clothing stores, and we’d like to do our small part with your help.

Hobie will donate much needed clothing to those that have lost everything in an amount equal to 10% of our gross sales in all Hobie Stores from the 23rd – 26th.

We are all part of the fabric of California’s unique tapestry. Help us share the love with our Golden State Family.