Well-known shaper, ASP judge & local surfing icon Midget Smith was recently diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Midget beat the disease 22 years ago & has been unable to obtain medical insurance since. With his ongoing treatments the medical bills are stacking up. Midget has touched the lives of many in & out of the water and this is our chance to give a little something back.
On October 27th there will be a benefit party at Duke’s Grill located at 204 S. El Camino Real in San Clemente. Throughout the evening there will be multiple products raffled off with the grand prize of a brand new Surfboard. Beer specials kick off at 6:00 p.m. and local band The High Life rocks the house at 10:00P.M. All proceeds will go toward Midget’s medical debt.
The OC Tavern located at 2369 El Camino, San Clemente will host the next event on November 15th staring at 7:00 p.m. There will be a cover charge at the door of $10. This party will be one you don’t want to miss. A surfboard & art auction, huge raffle and live music all night are just a few on the list of events for the evening. The entire cover charge, the money raised from the auction & raffle will be donated directly to a Medical Fund that has been set up for Midget.
For those of you who don’t know who Midget Smith is he played a major part in the San Clemente progressive surfing movement. Midget was one of the heavy hitters that frequented the Pier back in the 70’s & 80’s. He has been shaping for over 30 years and for many of today’s top pros along the way. Andy Irons, Occy, Luke Egan, Martin Potter, Dane Kealoha, Ben Bourgeois, Shane Beschen, Chris and Pat Drummy & Travis Mellem are just a few on Midgets list of pro customs. Midget has also served as head judge for the ASP North America, Bud Tour, ASP World Longboard Tour, X Games, and National Surf League. Midget’s work as a judge is respected worldwide, and in his hometown of San Clemente he has long been revered as a surfing legend and mentor to many.
We are currently looking for product to raffle off at the 2nd event November 15th. Anything is appreciated.
For Product or Private Donations please Contact:
Sean Haggar/Hobie Surfboards
32921 Calle Perfecto Suite B/San Juan Capistrano/Ca. 92675
Midget Smith center between Terry Martin (left) and Mark Johnson (right).
AnonymousOctober 16, 2007
They should do a silent auction on the board. The raffles won’t draw as much cash, as reef learned with the board build offs.
laird-soul4evrOctober 16, 2007
Big prayers coming ‘ atcha Midget.
Just a Customer, Not a BroOctober 16, 2007
On top of all the professional accolades, Midget is a really nice guy in and out of the water. A complete professional, he respects his customer’s and unlike alot of shapers, doesn’t drag his feet when its time to shape your board.
Midget also has probably the best board prices in Southern California, so if you’ve ever saved a few bucks by ordering a board from Midget, now is the time to throw a few of those dollars back his way.
J.P.October 16, 2007
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DannyOctober 16, 2007
Copied and pasted! I think I have 3 readers including my mom and wife, but every little bit helps!
AnonymousOctober 16, 2007
I’m donating some art – hope other surfing artists do the same.
BeetlejuiceOctober 17, 2007
Did he used to own “Natural Design Surfboards”?
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