Visit or Volunteer for the Historical Society’s Tall Ships Festival Booth on Saturday or Sunday, September 7 & 8

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Please be sure to visit our Society’s booth at the Ocean Institute’s 35th Annual Tall Ships Festival Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8. Our museum will be closed that Saturday. As always, we can use more volunteers to help manage our booth which features our merchandise, historic photos, clothing and membership information. Please contact Keith Johannes if you would like to assist: 949-248-8121 or...

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Oceanic Heritage Paper & Projects of Surfing & Sailing by Bruce Beal

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in Copyright Information, Sailing Heritage, Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

Commencing in the 1930’s, Dana Point and surrounds increasingly became populated by persons, originally known as “Watermen,” defined as those who were “comfortable in a wide variety of ocean conditions and had a broad store of oceanic knowledge; more specifically applied to those who are accomplished at a particular set of surfing-related activities, including diving, swimming, sailing, bodysurfing, fishing, spearfishing, surf canoeing,...

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Celebrating the Innovation of Waterman Hobie Alter in October

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Hobie Cat Company has announced the 50th anniversary celebration of the Hobie Cat, scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 9 a.m. at Doheny State Beach, Dana Point. First developed in 1968, the celebration of the Hobie 14 will feature the “Hobie Cat Funtastico,” a 10-mile distance fun cat race that will launch from Doheny State Beach and sail past historic Hobie landmarks along the way.    Boat participation is limited due to...

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New Book to Feature History of Hobie Shops

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in About DPHS, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Lifestyle Retail, The Story of The Hobie Surf Shops is the title of author Joe Dunn’s new book. It is the story of the Hobie shops and the two principals involved, which heavily features Dick Metz who opened, owned and ran Hobie Alter Jr.’s first retail shop in Honolulu.  The book references the youths of the two men and continues through the history of the shops up to the present owners. The book is being funded by the Surfing Heritage...

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