Laguna Beach surf shop gets 20 calls a day for Stephen

Around 20 people call the Laguna Surf And Sport shop every day, looking for Laguna Beach star Stephen. While Surfing Magazine was at the shop for an hour, five people called for him–and the volume of calls now is less than it has been.

The problem is that Stephen hasn’t worked there for well over a year. By the time the first season aired, “Stephen had long since graduated and moved on. But the calls never stopped,” Surfing Magazine reports.

Employees are not happy with the constant stream of inquries they get from misguided fans who can’t quite grasp the concept of a taped series. “It’s bullshit. This store has nothing to do with that,” they told the magazine.

Laguna Beach Reality Show Causes Headaches For Local Surf Shop Laguna Surf And Sport [Surfing Magazine]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.