Robert August : Legendary Surfboard Shaper
Witch’s Rock Surf Camp is stoked to be working with Robert August, star of the most influential surf movie of all time; The Endless Summer. When the film debuted in 1964 it launched the modern surf and travel era and lured millions of people to ride waves around the world.
Robert is a legendary surfboard shaper (over 32,000 boards shaped by hand over five decades) with one of the longest-running surfboard factories in Huntington Beach California.
His passion for innovating and shaping custom boards is as strong today as ever. Robert helped put Costa Rica on the global surf map back in the early 90’s when he and Bruce Brown filmed Witch’s Rock, Ollie’s Point, and Tamarindo for their sequel movie, The Endless Summer II. At that time, Robert built a house in Tamarindo and has been a regular surfer in Costa Rica for twenty years.
In 2011, he moved here full time with his young daughter, and became a key member of the Witch’s Rock Family, teaching seminars on the History of Surfing, and holding surfboard shaping seminars here on the beach in our little shaping and glassing facility. Whether Robert is hanging out on the beach teaching his daughter to surf, in the camp chatting with guests, or custom shaping a surfboard for one of our guests, he’s a great ambassador to surfing in Guanacaste and Witch’s Rock Surf Camp.