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 and 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 and out of the water. This is our chance to give a little something back.
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. Mike Ness from Social Distortion will be playing too!
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 thirty 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 Midget's 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.