Pay Homage to Surf Culture at Hobie Surf Shop
294 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
Pay Homage to Surf Culture at Hobie Surf ShopAbsolutely no visit to Laguna Beach would be complete without a stop in a surf shop. Though there are plenty of surf shops around, none may be as important to the community as the Hobie Surf Shop. Way back in 1950, Hobie Alter began shaping surfboards with his friends in his family’s Laguna Beach summer house. Just four years later, Hobie opened up his first shop (which also happened to be the first surf shop in all of Southern California) along the Pacific Coast Highway just south of Laguna in Dana Point. Now, some 70 years on, Hobie’s work continues to inspire surfers all over the globe. You can pay respects to this sporting icon by visiting his Laguna shop just off the beach on Forest Ave. Truly, walking into the store will make you feel just a little bit more rad, and make you feel just a touch closer to the Laguna community.