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Dick Graham booksigning of “The Ride” at SHACC, This Thur., Sept, 1, 6-9pm

SHACC is stoked to host an evening with author, and Surfing Magazine founder, Dick Graham on Thursday, September 1st from 6-9 PM. Dick will be signing copies of his new book, “The Ride,” and taking part in a Q&A session with attendees.

“The Ride”: 1960s & 1970s: A Photo Essay is an 8.5”x11” hard cover coffee table book that captures —in words and photographs —the art of wave riding during this evolutionary time in surfing’s history.  Copies of the book will be on sale for $50.00 (includes tax). If you can’t attend the book signing, you may order a signed copy by calling SHACC at (949) 388-0313 ext. 0.

After he sold Surfing Magazine, Graham went on to establish Sports Market Promotions, a pioneering media firm that produced and promoted extreme sports events for television programming, sponsorships and product licensing opportunities.

Make plans now drop into SHACC for this special evening and meet another of surfing’s early influencers.  Doors open at 6pm. Admission is free for all.  SHACC’s no-host bar will feature beer from Left Coast Brewing Co., wine from Longboard Vineyards, Hawaiian Springs water, and Kona Red natural energy drinks.

110 Calle Iglesia · San Clemente · CA · 92672


"From Plastic To Fantastic" now on display through November 2016

Left photo: Zak Noyle/A-Frame Photo, Right photo: Warren Bolster
The exhibition "From Plastic to Fantastic" will illustrate how plastic bottles and other materials are being recycled and transformed into sustainable products by some of today’s leading surf industry brands. On display are examples of innovative, environmentally-friendly products made from recycled materials that would otherwise be stacking up in our landfills. Visitors will also take home tips on what they can be doing every day to help remedy our plastic pollution issues. Some of the participants include: A-Frame Photo, Betty Belts, Billabong, Bloom, ecoFins, Enjoy Handplanes, Firewire, Grain Surfboards, Hurley, Indosole Footwear, Michiaki lshida, Mafia Bags, Marko Foam, Rodney Rodrigo Mccoubrey, Jim Olarte, Outerknown, Patagonia, David Puu, Quiksilver, ReCork/Surf Traction Pads, the Recover Upcycled Textile System, Repreve, Resin and Grain, Ruby Moon, Slater Designs, Suga Yoga Mats, Surfline Great Breaks, Surfrider, Sustainable Surf, Thread, and VISSLA.

Two CUSD High School Seniors Pen Winning Essays in SHACC Scholarship Contest 
Adding an educational component to “From Plastic to Fantastic,” SHACC invited high school seniors in the Capistrano Unified School District to participate in an essay contest on the topic: “Problems and Solutions to Plastic Pollution.”  SHACC is pleased to announce that Ila Jane Foskett and Joseph Bell, both students of San Clemente High School, have each been selected to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship.

We've teamed up with Sustainable Surf and their Waste to Waves program and are inviting all SHACC visitors to help ACTIVATE  the "From Plastic to Fantastic" exhibit , by bringing in their own "trash" (otherwise known as a resource...) to be upcycled or recycled into your next rad piece of surf gear–become part of the solution to plastic pollution–everyone who brings in a "resource" to be upcycled or recycled gets entered into a drawing for some of the same rad products on display at the exhibit.

Resources (clean) to be collected at SHACC from August 27 through the end of November: styrofoam packaging, wine corks, wetsuits and kiteboard sails. 

The exhibition runs through Saturday, November 26.
Thank you to our Sponsors
110 Calle Iglesia · San Clemente · CA · 92672


The next lesson is Tuesday, Septmeber 20, 2016!

Monthly Lessons Every Third Tuesday of the Month
The next lesson is Tuesday, September 20, 2016!
The Ukulele is a fun, traditional Hawaiian instrument that sings in the key of aloha. SHACC is pleased to announce that we are now offering our members monthly group ukulele lessons for just $8 per session.
Non-members can join SHACC online at: to be eligible to participate, or may sign up for membership onsite prior to class.
Lessons will take place on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Classes will be instructed by Lincoln Kaio. Lincoln was born and raised in Laie, Oahu and is the brother of accomplished Hawaiian surfer, Kealoha Kaio. A colorful, talented and fun-loving man, Lincoln enjoys sharing Hawai'i's traditional music through his ukulele classes. His ukulele group, ULU, has been entertaining at events and parties throughout Southern California for years.
Lincoln is also the hula musician for Halau O Lilinoe/Na Pua Me Ke Aloha, a halau (Hawaiian hula dance studio) started by his wife, Sissy Kaio, in 1980. Their hula group performs annually at the prestigious Merrie Monarch Festival on the island of Hawai'i, where they have garnered numerous awards. 
Dust off your ukulele... or go out and buy one, and start learning to play this popular stringed instrument. Invite your friends...and together you can look forward to a fun and entertaining musical experience each month at SHACC. For more information, call 949-388-0313.  


Digital Watermarking of our images – Public Notice

As part of our commitment to protecting our image donors, the Surfing Heritage Foundation has begun using digital watermarking on ALL of our images, including those images seen on our website. This watermark is not visible to the eye, but is easily seen by many computer programs such at Photoshop and other image editing programs. In addition, we have also purchased a “watermark spider” that crawls the Internet specifically looking for any images that contain our SHF watermark. The Surfing Heritage Foundation is prepared to take the appropriate action should we find any illegal or unlicensed usage of images from our files.