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This Saturday, Feb 25 from 4:30-6:30!

SHACC is Open Mon-Fri, 11-4, Closed on Sat & Sun

Now on Display Through February 22, 2017

We've put together a selection of historic images from Surfing Heritage's vast collection of over 100,000 photographs, including some from Tom Blake, Warren Bolster, Tim DeLa Vega, John Elwell, Jim Gilloon, Leo Hetzel, Tom Keck, Clarence Maki, Dick Metz, Robert von Sternberg, Ron Stoner and more. These images will be available for purchase in 3 sizes, 8"x10", 11"x14" and 16"x20", with proceeds being split between SHACC and the various photographers. 

We've added some new images—you can check them out on page 3 at SHACC Prints!


Surf Club · Opening on March 11, 2017 · 6-9 PM

A history of surf clubs, starting with the Hui Nalu and the Outrigger Canoe Clubs right up through the present day and featuring members from the Coalition of Surfing Clubs. Each participating club has been given a 5' x 8' space to show their history and decorate as they see fit. Visitors to SHACC will be asked to vote on their favorite display and a winner will be announced at the end of the exhibit in June! 
Participating clubs in the order we were contacted: San Onofre Surf Club, Doheny Longboard Surfing Association, San Diego Surf Ladies, Hawaiian Surf Club of San Onofre, Poche Surf Club, Haggertys Surf Club, MSA, WindanSea, Santa Cruz Longboard Union, Huntington Beach Longboard Crew, Santa Barbara Surf Club, and the Long Beach Surf Club. 
Come out and support your club!

Beverages at the opening available for purchase and provided by: 


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.