Credit: Charlotte Lea Photography

The Brothers Behind Hermosa Surf Shop Share a Slice of the La Jolla Lifestyle

7 Items We Love From This Local Surf Shop

Names: Attila Betyar and Benny Walter
Job Titles: Co-founders and Owners of Hermosa Surf La Jolla

Credit: Charlotte Lea Photography

Nestled in the seaside neighborhood of Bird Rock, Hermosa Surf captures the laid-back lifestyle of San Diego. Prior to the shop’s conception, owners (and brothers) Attila Betyar and Benny Walter dreamed of a space where surfing, art, design and food could effortlessly intersect. After eight years of dreaming the dream, the duo finally brought their vision to life with the help of Betyar’s “long-time better half,” Katie Gebhardt of Solstice Interiors. Today, their new surf and smoothie sanctuary sits just blocks from the beach on La Jolla Blvd. Here’s what you’ll find within the walls of this swell little space.

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Hermosa Bowl


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“This açaí bowl is delicious! The handmade granola is next level; we use San Diego-harvested honey, and all bowls are made with love.”


Have a Swell Day Hoodie


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“Each design is screen-printed in-house on quality hoodies with art all drawn up by Attila. These pieces reflect us both and the brand of Hermosa Surf.”



Mystiq Huru Sunnies


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“These shades feature a curvy, oversized silhouette—a true throwback style. Throw these sunnies on for the ultimate confidence booster!”

Local Insight: “Since 2013, the concept for Hermosa Surf has continuously evolved. We’ve both been following our own career paths while also building up this concept simultaneously. Hermosa Surf is a blend of all of our passions and creative endeavors built into one space: handshapes, smoothies, art and limited-release merch,” says Betyar and Walter.



6’1 Side Cut Long Fish


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“The outline of this board has a side-cut design, glass-on twin fins and is hand-shaped locally here in San Diego.”

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Hermosa Glass Water Bottle


“Being sustainable is our style; we love staying hydrated and drinking out of glass, and the cream and green color combo on this bottle compliments our palette seen throughout the shop.”


Best Iced Matcha


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“Nothing beats an après-surf matcha. Great taste, clean energy, no crash and dairy-free!”

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Have a Swell Day Print 8×10


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For a little slice of Hermosa Surf in your own space, snag this framed cartoon print! It encourages positive thoughts and is the perfect neutral design.”

Local Insight: “We love working for ourselves and working towards something that we’re both personally invested in long-term. It’s also nice to have the freedom and flexibility to do what we want and carry items that personally resonate with us and our lifestyle,” says Betyar and Walter.


Hermosa Surf
5636 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037

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