Hobie Surf :: The Surf Swap and Sale is Back!!

GAME ON!!!!!

GAME ON!!!!!

It’s Back!! Our annual Surf Swap & Sale at our Dana Point Hobie Surf Shop (only, in Dana Point!!) is set to go off this Memorial Day Weekend! We LOVE this sale!! It’s our chance to not only help you clean out those used surfboards in your garage, making room for a whole new rack of boards… but it’s our chance to buy those used boards off of you and have a brand new, though slightly pre-loved, quiver of our own!

You set the price for your boards, with a little help from us, and when it sells, 10% of the selling price will be donated to Surfers Healing (see video below to learn more about this incredible organization)! Be wise in your selection of boards to bring down, surfboards 7’6″ and over sell the fastest and usually for the best price. SUP’s also do well at the swap, but as far as shortboards go, it’s hit and miss on how they fare. We also have had a strong turnout of folks looking for classics and vintage boards, too! Remember, cleaned up, unwaxed boards look the best in the racks. You want your girl to stand out amongst the sea of other boards, so shine her up nice and pretty!

Tell your friends, and especially tell that board hoarder you know, to bring their boards on down to our Dana Point Shop (again the sale is only at the Dana Point Shop) bright and early on May the 22nd. We will start taking in boards as early as 8:45am. When you fill out your forms, make sure to give us an easy phone number to reach you at, just in case we have an offer on the table that you want to hear. We have seen people come up cash in hand, looking to get a bit off the marked price only to leave when we can’t get in contact with the seller. Price your boards fair and be willing to STOKE someone out on a new ride! It’s crazy fun to watch people find the new log of their dreams at a price they can afford!

Stop in through out the weekend and see how your boards are selling, and make sure you shop the SALE! We go BaNaNaS marking items down!! Our outside parking lot will be full of great deals, and we’ll have special markdowns inside too! Seriously, you will Not be disappointed with this sale and swap! Make sure you are ready with phone in hand on Sunday May 24th around 3:30ish, just in case we didn’t sell your boards. You will have to pick them up again that night by 5pm. But, trust us, we do our best to sell them all!!

Ok, if you have any other questions, call our Dana Point Shop at 949-496-2366, otherwise, We’ll See You at The Swap!!!

Hobie Shop :: Patagonia & Hobie Present “The Fisherman’s Son” Film and Book Tour Stop. UPDATE with Pics of the Night!!!

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The Fisherman’s Son

Punta de Lobos, one of the world’s best left points, is home to Patagonia surf ambassador Ramón Navarro. Local community members, with leadership from Ramón and support from Save The Waves, have been working tirelessly to protect the point’s waves, heritage and environment from unchecked and unsustainable development. Preserving the way of life of multi-generational fishing families like the Navarros goes hand-in-hand with safeguarding the rich marine and terrestrial biodiversity of Chile’s coast.

Join us at Hobie Surf Shop in Dana Point for a stop on the Patagonia Film & Book Tour “The Fisherman’s Son” on April 10th at 6:30. Ramón Navarro will be at the shop sharing the movie, his personal story, and answering your questions on how you can be part of protecting this fragile environment.

We support Ramón, local citizens, and Save The Waves in their vision to protect Punta de Lobos forever—Por Siempre! See below for  Ramón’s personal story and event details.

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Born and raised at Punta de Lobos, Ramón Navarro found his passion riding the biggest waves on the planet. But his accomplishments in giant surf are just one part of a bigger vision to protect the culture and environment of the Chilean coast.

MY VISION FOR PUNTA DE LOBOS

by Ramón Navarro

When I was growing up I wanted to help my dad, and be exactly like him: a fisherman. Then a couple of guys blew into town with surfboards and wetsuits and I said, “Wow, this is amazing,” and then I wanted to learn to surf more than anything in the world.

So I learned to surf and started to travel the world, but I figured out pretty fast that the best place to surf was right at home. We have big waves, small waves and the traditional fishing culture I love. Nothing could be better.

While traveling, I saw many similar coasts around the world that had been polluted or were scarred forever by out-of-control developers. I saw places that were pristine before, but had already been ruined. I realized the coast that I loved so much was also under threat—from pulp mills, sewage pipelines, dams and senseless development.

Chile is an amazing country. I couldn’t be more proud to come from Chile and from Punta de Lobos, to be the son of my dad, a fisherman and diver. I know I have a responsibility to honor the generations before me by protecting the coast. I have to. It’s up to us to make sure there are traditional fishermen (and fish) in the future. It’s our responsibility to ensure our children and their children can see beautiful landscapes and biodiversity.

I was born on Punta de Lobos and I love Punta de Lobos. I’ll fight to protect it, and all of Chile’s coast—but it has nothing to do with what I want. It is for the future.

I know I can’t accomplish much on my own. I think everyone sees the right thing to do: Stand up to save some of these special places before they are gone.

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Punta de Lobos Por Siempre : Protect the Point Forever

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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. UPDATE with Pics from the Night!!!!

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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.

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