Posted on 22 Sep
Nearly a century of surf history, culture and legend are wrapped into one Orange County address. The Shoreline at 35811 Beach Road is a private paradise encompassing the home of the late waterman and surf legend Wayne Schafer, as well as two vacant oceanfront parcels and 127 feet of beachfront in Dana Point’s iconic, guard-gated Beach Road enclave.
Nestled along the famous Poche surf break at Capistrano Beach, The Shoreline compound was the hangout of the infamous “crew” of Beach Road watermen, which included Schafer and his pals—world champion surfer Joyce Hoffman; big wave surfer, beachwear pioneer and president of Hoffman California Fabrics, Walt Hoffman; Bruce Brown, producer of Endless Summer; and Hobie Alter, who combined foam and fiberglass to found Hobie Surfboards and Hobie Cats.
Though Beach Road’s history dates back to the 1920s, Schafer moved to Capistrano beach in the ‘50s as a waterman and businessman, developing Dana Point real estate and selling homes along Beach Road to his surfing buddies. The tight-knit crew gathered here to spend their days surfing, sailing and crafting ideas that would change the water world forever. Among them, the first-ever Hobie Cat regatta in 1968, when five 14-foot boats launched from Schafer’s property, soon bringing the sport of sailing to the masses.
Now, this famous stretch of shoreline is available for sale, represented by The Agency Orange County’s Rita Whitney, Michael Caruso and Phillip Caruso. The three-parcel property includes the three-bedroom Craftsman residence, designed for making the most of its incredible beachfront location.
The main level features a great room, with walls of glass framing the ocean views and a stone fireplace, a dry bar with a serving area, light-filled kitchen, office and bathroom accessible from indoors and out. Upstairs, find an oceanfront master suite with a deck, a second oceanfront bedroom with a deck and a bunkhouse bedroom suite that comfortably sleeps four. The vacant lots are adorned with Polynesian memorabilia collected by Schafer on his world travels, a rustic hut, palapa, kayak and surfboard racks, an outdoor kitchen and sitting area. A detached garage features an interior surfer’s shower, bathroom and workshop, while the property accommodates parking for 12 cars.
A true surfer’s paradise, the property is perfectly positioned for enjoying the famous surf breaks and generous sandy beach. The Shoreline is situated at the south end of the Beach Road community, which to this day, offers idyllic natural beauty, exceptional waterfront living and an authentic neighborhood camaraderie built by those who pioneered the lifestyle and long called these shores home.