Fundraiser Organized for legendary shaper as he begins the battle of his life for a second time

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