Updates on building and erecting the statue, the latest updates first.
UPDATED JUNE 2018
June 27, 2018 Hobie added to catamaran
Erecting the memorial, June 2018. Getting ready to weld receiver pipes so the concrete can be filled and base completed.
Hobie has been cast and bronzed at Art Bronze in San Fernando, CA.
JUNE 2017. The memorial will be called “HOBIE RIDING THE WAVE OF SUCCESS,” and it is modeled after this photo:
“Hobie Riding the Wave of Success.” We chose to base the memorial off of this photo because it represents Hobie himself sailing the Hobie Cat 14, the iconic design that turned “Hobie” into an international name. The Hobie memorial will be a bronzed Hobie Alter sailing a full-scale, bronzed Hobie Cat 14 atop a wave and mounted on a 5-ft high, cast concrete base. There will be bronze reliefs depicting Hobie’s surfboard-building days in the 1950’s.
The sculpture is designed by California artists, Bill Limebrook and Lance Jost.
“Hobie Riding the Wave of Success” will be located on Pacific Coast Highway across from Doheny State Park in Dana Point, California. The linear concrete park will also feature bronze statues of Hobie’s closest friends who have made surfing history; Phil Edwards, Bruce Brown, Mickey Munoz, Walter and Flippy Hoffman, Lorin Harrison, among others, who were responsible for Dana Point’s heritage in water sporting.
Below are renderings for the memorial created by Summers Murphy & Partners Landscape Architectural Design Firm for Zephyr Development.
Below are models and the actual memorial in production.
Inspiration designing the memorial at Beach Road…
Lance Jost working on model.
Sculpture in production at Spartan Marine Co.
Here are photos of artist, Lance Jost, working on the wave.