World Class Surfers Attend 2009 Luau

Posted by on Aug 25, 2009 in Events, Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

Hey You Surfing Historians, Dudes, Gidgets, Goofies, Grommets, Groms, Kooks, Regulars, Shubies, Wannabies and other Surfing Interested Individuals… Don’t Miss Your Chance to Meet Truly World class Surfers! Really Check these Guys Out! Come with Questions…they know it all…almost! See Steve Pezman’s YouTube Invitation to You here or High-Definition here They come direct to you, courtesy of the Surfing Heritage...

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Tandem Surfing

Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

Tandem Surfing presented by Steve & Barrie Boehne Tandem surfing is one man and one woman on one surfboard on one wave.1 It was practiced by many surfers in the 1950’s and 1960’s, including world-class greats Walter Hoffman and Joan Jones, Barrie Boehne with Steve Boehne and Pete Peterson2,3, and Hobie Alter with Laurie Hoover, all well known in Dana Point. “One couple became synonymous with the sport within a sport —...

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Tom Morey

Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

Tom Morey and the Boogie Board “Creator of the original Boogie Board, Tom Morey, (now 68) has been surfing since he was a kid. He started the body board wave that came crashing down on Southern California’s beaches.”1 In 1973, he trademarked the name Morey Boogie for $10 and scrounged together enough money to place a quarter-page ad in Surfing magazine. Demand for Morey’s boards was practically zero at first, followed by an...

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Beach Road Surfing Brotherhood

Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

The Beach Road Surfing Brotherhood Beach Road and its Capistrano Beach was the focal point of the so-called “Dana Point Mafia”*, so named (perhaps inappropriately) by the Los Angeles Times, and others associated with developing the surfing industry. Brief descriptions of these men in alphabetical order follow: Alter, Hobie: surfer, tandem surfer, skier, motorcyclist, swimmer and all-around waterman in his youth; became synonymous with the...

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The Outrigger Canoe

Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Sailing Heritage, Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

Lorrin “Whitey” Harrison and the Outrigger Canoe “Lorrin ‘Whitey’ Harrison lived life totally for the moment. All of those moments were steeped in tradition. They ranged from his wife Cecelia’s family adobe dating back to the late 1700’s, where she was raised and where they resided together from 1946 to Lorrin’s death in 1993. Another tradition was Lorrin’s early surfing along the California coast beginning...

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Home of the Catamaran

Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Sailing Heritage, Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

Dana Point/Capistrano Beach: Home of Catamaran and Sailing Champions Alter, Hobie: Designer/Manufacturer of the Hobie Cat; Catamaran Sailor Magazine’s National Hall of Fame Schafer, Wayne: two Hobie 14 National Championships, two Hobie 16 Southern California Divisionals, retired the Ancient Mariner Series trophy at Newport Beach after winning it three times, and won the McCullock Trophy for best all-around sailor in a Hobie 16 at Lake Havasu...

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