Most popular and widely seen surf film in the world: “The Endless Summer”: Bruce Brown1

First & most influential surfing publication in the world: Surfer Magazine, John Severson)2

First commercially successful polyurethane foam surfboard: Hobie Alter3

Most produced catamaran in the world, the Hobie Cat: Hobie Alter4

Best surfer in the world in the early 1960s: Phil Edwards5,6

First winner of a professional surf contest: Mickey Munoz7

First retail inventory surf board shop: Hobie Alter8,9

First internationally recognized female surfer”: Joyce Hoffman10

First couple synonymous with tandem surfing: Barrie and Steve Boehne11

First surfer to use airborne style: Christian Fletcher12

Home of numerous surfing, Hobie Cat, and other water sports champions

Largest collections of rare, antique surfboards in the world: Hobie Sports, Dick Metz (Surfing Heritage Foundation), Flippy Hoffman and others

Oldest known surfer (presently deceased) in the world: Proctor, Ed “Pop13

Dana Point is the “AOL” (surf magazines), “MGM” (surf movies), and “Ford” (surfboards) of the surfing world.14

[1] http://www.surfhistory.com/html/profiles/brown.html

[2] http://www.surfline.com/surfaz/surfermag.cfm

[3] http://www.legendarysurfers.com/surf/legends/lsc201.shtml

[4] http://www.hobie33.com/history/history.html

[5] http://www.surfline.com/surfaz/edwards_phil.cfm

[6] http://starbulletin.com/97/04/15/features/story2.html

[7] http://ci.san-clemente.ca.us/Org/CityNews/Press/download/996%20%20%20Local%20Surf%20Legends.pdf

[8] http://www.nahca.org/hobies/hobiehistory.htm

[9] Dick Metz

[10] http://www.withitgirl.com/wig_archive/water/wigarc_wa_h2.html

[11] http://www.surfline.com/surfaz/tandem.cfm

[12] http://espn.go.com/magazine/vol5no21fletcher.html

[13] Doris Walker, “Homeport for Romance”, 1981, 1987, 1995, p.148

[14] Dick Metz