In the years leading up to the 1966 debut of The Endless Summer, Robert August accompanied his surfing co-star, Mike Hynson on a then-unimaginable surf trip around the world in search of the perfect wave.
Over 40 years later, following his launch into surf stardom, a successful surfboard building company and a variety of Endless Summer-inspired projects (clothing, wine label and a restaurant), August is facing foreclosure on a home in Huntington Beach, which is scheduled for auction, the Orange County Register reports.
August is said to owe $337,337.97 on the loan. The auction will take place on Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Orange County courthouse in Santa Ana.
Despite their starring roles in The Endless Summer, which reportedly has grossed $30 million, August and Hynson didn't receive much. Though they talked with a lawyer and tried to get director Bruce Brown to give them a fair cut of the profits, August ended up with only $5,000, a new car and "help getting set up in business," as OC Weekly discovered ("Mike Hynson, Co-Star of 'The Endless Summer,' Resurfaces With Tales of the Brotherhood" by Nick Schou, July 9, 2009).
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