The OC Register - Remember The Endless Summer? Statue of filmmaker Bruce Brown joins other surf icons in Dana Point

 Jeanne Trimm poses with a mosaic of the Endless Summer movie poster at Waterman Plaza in Dana Point, CA, on Thursday, Sep 19, 2019. The city unveiled the mosaic, along with a statue to honor the film’s creator, Bruce Brown. The plaza also has memorials to Hobie Alter and Phil Edwards on Pacific Coast Highway. The statues mark Dana Point’s continued effort to tap into its rich surf history and culture. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

They were dubbed ‘the Dana Point Mafia.”

Hobie Alter shaped his iconic surfboards, ridden by style master and friend Phil Edwards. John Severson created Surfer Magazine, running ads and features on surf world happenings. Bruce Brown documented and shared with the world surf adventures that transported people to the waves.

“That’s why Dana Point is the most historic surf town in California, by far,” said Dick Metz, a friend who was also part of the tight-knit group that transformed the surf scene in the ’60s. “We really did kind of control the industry, in a small way. That’s why we had the name Dana Point Mafia.”

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