On Friday, our family had the absolute pleasure of meeting one of the surf communities true legends, Robert August.
When he was 18, Robert August and his friend Mike Hynson were documented in the filmThe Endless Summer produced by Bruce Brown, as they circled the globe following summer and finding surf that had never been ridden before.
Meeting him was a pleasure, as he is just such a nice person. He is a vacation local here, and spent the late morning talking with us,
and Mia enjoyed playing with his daughter.
He signed Cory’s cap, and a shirt for me. We were going surfing after the visit and had our boards in the truck so I was all “You HAVE to ask him to sign your board, Bill! How cool would that be??”, but Bill kept waving me off. I finally bullied him into allowing Robert to sign his board. Bill now has a Robert August surfboard, signed by Robert August himself. Too cool.
Thank you Robert for your hospitality and kindness. We might just take you up on Costa Rica this summer.