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John Severson Book Signing and Art Exhibit, Thursday, September 25, 6-9pm

An odyssey through painting, photography, film and publishing
Artist, photographer, filmmaker and creator of SURFER magazine, John Severson, will be signing copies of his new book at SHACC on Thursday, September 25, from 6-9pm. 
Surf recalls the birth of surf culture and serves as a testament to our ocean—with a foreword by Gerry Lopez, afterword by Drew Kampion—the book is 212 pages with over 300 illustrations.
We'll also be displaying some of John's artwork—paintings, photo blow-ups and surf posters—which will be available for purchase.
FREE for SHACC Members, $5 for non-members.

Custom Handplane raffle

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110 Calle Iglesia · San Clemente · 92672


Dick Metz Presentation at the Mingei, Sept 26

SHACC's founder, Dick Metz, will be giving a presentation at the Mingei on September 26, from noon to 1pm. If you haven't checked out this exhibit yet, this is the perfect time to do so, and Metz is one of the most entertaining speakers in the world of surfing!
"SURF CRAFT - Design and the Culture of Board Riding" opened on the first day of summer, June 21. SURF CRAFT is a unique surfboard exhibition exploring board design from a previously unexamined perspective: in the context of Soetsu Yanagi's mingei philosophy of the importance of craft. Through this lens, the exhibition captures the influences behind American design in board riding, from the alaia boards of ancient Hawaii, to obscure surf bathing boards of England, Japan and Africa, to post-war hydrodynamic planing hulls of Southern California. Innovative board-shapers and surfers of the past and present are highlighted, including legendary surfer Bob Simmons, who died at Windansea in La Jolla in 1954, and renowned San Diegan Carl Ekstrom.

SHACC has loaned 12 boards for this exhibit, including a Simmon's balsa twin fin, an MR twinnie, an Aipa Sting, and an early Simon Anderson Thruster-all gems and worthy of inclusion in this important exhibit.
CLICK HERE for event info

Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5pm (619) 239-0003


COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! Exclusive SoCal Premiere Screening of "Hollywood Don't Surf"

You're invited to an exclusive screening of Hollywood Don't Surf, the yet-to-be released documentary film from director Sam George and executive producer Greg MacGillivray. Chronicling 50 years of Hollywood's attempts to make surf movies, Hollywood Don't Surf premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and features an all-star cast, including John Milius, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Frankie Avalon, Nia Peeples, Gary Busey, William Katt and Jan Michael Vincent. This screening is a SHACC exclusive: with the exception of the Cannes festival Hollywood Don't Surf has never been screened for the public. Don't miss this opportunity!

A number of the film's stars plan to attend and director Sam George will personally host the screening and what is bound to be a lively Q&A afterward. To date we have confirmations from Sam George, Denny Aaberg, Stacy Peralta, Rick Dano, Nia Peeples and William Katt.
Saturday, September 13, 7-10pm

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110 Calle Iglesia · San Clemente · 92672

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.