Category Archives: Orange County

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Surfboard shape-off goes to Hind – #art #design #surf

VIA – THE COAST NEWS   By staff May 28, 2014 • 171 views • 0 comments DEL MAR — Longtime surfboard craftsman Roger Hinds won the Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters shaping competition May 18, honoring Ben Aipa. Six shapers were tasked with replicating a classic Aipa Sting. The board was made … Continue reading Surfboard shape-off goes to Hind – #art #design #surf

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Hundreds take to water in tribute to surfing icon Hobie Alter – #aloha #surf #oc

VIA – OC REGISTER t about 5 p.m. Friday, hundreds of surfers and rowers gathered around a Hobie Cat catamaran off the shore of Doheny State Beach to celebrate the life of surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer Hobie Alter. BRUCE CHAMBERS, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER BY LAYLAN CONNELLY / STAFF WRITER Published: April 18, 2014 Updated: … Continue reading Hundreds take to water in tribute to surfing icon Hobie Alter – #aloha #surf #oc

Hobie Alter

Surfing Pioneer & Legend Hobie Alter Passes Away At 80 Years Old…#Surf #Aloha #California #History

RIP to a man I personally admired so very much… Surfboard, sailboat innovator ‘Hobie’ Alter dies AP 12:24 a.m. EDT March 31, 2014 PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who helped popularize surfing and sailing with the development of the foam surfboard and the “Hobie Cat” sailboat, has died. He was 80. Alter … Continue reading Surfing Pioneer & Legend Hobie Alter Passes Away At 80 Years Old…#Surf #Aloha #California #History

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Rules for surfers are unchanged – #Surf #OC

    VIA – DAILY PILOT A bodyboarder catches a wave at The Wedge in Newport Beach in March. (KEVIN CHANG / Daily Pilot / March 31, 2012) Decision by Newport’s beaches commission comes after much emotional public comment and ongoing tensions between board users and other wave chasers. By Emily FoxhallFebruary 4, 2014 | … Continue reading Rules for surfers are unchanged – #Surf #OC

Bruce Jones Photo by John Kuramoto

Legendary Surfboard shaper Bruce Jones passes away – #OC #Aloha #Surf

VIA – OC REG: Bruce Jones enjoyed many water sports outside of surfing, including sailing. Photo taken in 2006. PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVEN JONES The surf community is mourning the death of surfboard shaper Bruce Jones, who died Monday afternoon from a heart attack.   Jones was 68.   Jones first started surfboard shaping in … Continue reading Legendary Surfboard shaper Bruce Jones passes away – #OC #Aloha #Surf

Jon Wegener with his surfboard at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, Calif.

Surfboard Design, Catching a Wave From Old #Hawaii

VIA – NY TIMES   Jon Wegener with his surfboard at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, Calif. By CLAIRE MARTIN Published: December 21, 2013 In 2008, Dan Malloy, a professional surfer, received a package in the mail from Australia. In it was a thin, rectangular slab of wood with one rounded edge. It was a board … Continue reading Surfboard Design, Catching a Wave From Old #Hawaii