"It was great fun to watch all
ages in the audience; the sheer joy on the little girl's face (and
also her parents') when the single foam red rubber ball in both
of her hands turned out to be two little balls in each hand was
great fun to see. The card tricks during dinner were absolutely
delightful; I particularly liked the one where you dropped the cards
on the table and the one that we had selected pops out face up."
Alden H. Harken, MD,
"It was a pleasure working with
you. Everyone enjoyed your wonderful magic tricks. Thank you for
going above and beyond!"
Karen & John Hibble
"Doug the Surfing Magician
has been performing at Severino's Grill for over 3 years. When we
are packed to overflowing with customers, Doug entertains our patrons
with his witty banter and magical charm. Thanks to Doug, many a
guest has actually enjoyed waiting for their table to be ready!
Our guests really enjoy the diversion of Doug's amazing magical
abilities, especially our weekly corporate guests. Doug's professional
yet friendly demeanor has meshed well with our entire organization,
guests and employees alike. We highly recommend Doug the Surfing
Magician for birthday parties, corporate and promotional events,
and really any time you want to be amazed!"
Debbie Parsons, Severino's
Doug Hofkins, a.k.a. the "Surfing
Magician" has been performing comedy magic shows all over the Monterey
Bay Area for more than 15 years. He consistently amazes and amuses
crowds of all ages with his unique tricks, traits, and interesting
storylines. Doug performs for audiences of all ages, and is as equally
skilled at performing interactive close-up magic to a crowd of a
select few as he is performing a full stage show for hundreds in
a theater. Doug's show is an ever-evolving experience that is guaranteed
entertainment for all involved.
Doug particularly enjoys performing shows that entertain and inspire
children of all ages. He has performed his magic show at school
assemblies, daycares, school carnivals, classroom parties, summer
camps, libraries, sporting events, birthday parties, and more. Doug
has received commendations from school principals for his ability
to talk to children about character-building and the importance
of doing well in school. Motivational themes are: respect, responsibilities,
self-esteem, and setting high goals.
Doug's thrilling one-hour magic show engages the crowd with illusions
and slight-of-hand that incorporate floating objects, coins, card
tricks, live animals, spectacular visuals, and lots of interactive
audience participation. When performing for a child's birthday party,
Doug will create a magic rabbit from thin air, and after the grand
finale, the kids are welcome to see and pet the rabbit, which creates
great photo opportunities and unforgettable memories that last for
For corporate events, business mixers, or even wedding receptions,
Doug is available in a strolling format that consists of him performing
interactive, up-close magic for tables, small groups, and key people.
This type of "mingle-magic" is a great icebreaker for all types
"Hofkins is a professional magician who spends his days performing
aquatic trickery on a surfboard and his nights astounding and amazing
the citizens of Santa Cruz with his hocus-pocus sleight of hand."
Gretchen Wegrich, Santa