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
Date & Time :: Tuesday March 17, 2015 with Music and BBQ starting at 6pm.
“If I see a board that I shaped and it is sunburnt yellow, dinged up and ridden into the ground… it makes me happy. I don’t shape things to sit, they are supposed to be in the water, it is why shapers do what they do.” Gary Larson.
How do you start a board for a yet unnamed rider? “I start by looking at the destination… if it is an Uncle Buck headed for Dana Point, I start thinking it is going to be surfed at SanO. Then I think of the wave and how the average surfer in the water would ride it… when I started surfing, I just wanted to surf and get waves… when I make a stock board, I don’t think of surfers like Bucky Barry or Tyler Warren… I think about the average guy or girl in the water and make it for them.” When you think back to that first off the rack board that you loved, it was in fact designed just for you. The stock shapers already saw you riding the wave, they already knew what break you were going to surf at… they knew it was for you before you ever walked into the shop.