Famed Surfer Drops In on Laguna

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By Lindsey Paige | Special to the Independent

Laird Hamilton
Laird Hamilton

Waterman Laird Hamilton will make a special appearance at the Rivera Hotel in Laguna Beach this Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a stand-up paddleboard demonstration, said Steve Owen, owner of stand-up paddleboard outfitter SUP to You and sponsor of the event.

The professional surfer’s website credits Hamilton as a primary influence behind surfing innovations such as tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and hydrofoil boarding.

Surfer Magazine labeled Hamilton as “the sport’s most complete surfer.” Hamilton is married to Gabrielle Reece, a professional volleyball player and television personality. They live in Maui and Malibu.

The shop is “beyond stoked to have this epic opportunity to have Laird come to Laguna Beach to do this special event with us! Laird is coming foremost to help build up the Laird Stand Up brand and to help drive sales for SUP to You,” said Owen.

For more info: suptoyou.com.

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  1. I’m not sure but I think it is suppose to be the Laguna Riviera Hotel?
    Just to be sure maybe an address should be posted?


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