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Wow and Thank You!!! $60,000 raised for Surfing Heritage Foundation!!!


photo: Sharon Marshall

A beautiful blend of Southern California Car and Surf Culture, this hand-painted 1963 220 American Rambler comes from the estate of Mike Marshall by way of the Surfing Heritage Foundation. Mike and his car were both well-known fixtures of the local surf community (Mike apprenticed with Joe Quigg and later became one of the main shapers at Harbour Surfboards, before creating his own line of Marshall boards).

Watching this all happen before my eyes, I still can't believe what went down last Sunday at the car auction! When the bidding hit $10,000, I thought, "Wow, grand slam!" I had no idea. $60,000 will go a long ways towards helping us continue in our mission to preserving surfing culture, as you all know, the economic down turn really had an effect on us and this boost comes at a very crucial time. —Barry Haun, SHF Creative Director

All proceeds from the auction of this car benefit Surfing Heritage directly, thanks to the generosity of Sharon and Jennifer Marshall and Barrett Jackson! See for yourself what took place: CLICK HERE

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George Bernard Shaw, surfer?


George Bernard Shaw surfing at the Muizenberg beach at the age of 75. Little did we know. Add him to the literary surfing ranks alongside Samuel Langhorne Clemens (AKA Mark Twain) and Jack London.

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Surfing Palos Verdes Cove

Pictured here are 3 riders at the Palos Verdes Cove back in 1940. The surfer in the middle is Fenton Scholes, 1 of only 2 surviving original PV Surf Club Members (the other is Rich Meine). Photo: Joel T. Smith Collection


The most recent member to pass away was legendary surf photographer, LeRoy Grannis, whose tribute and memorial paddle out are talking place on Saturday, June 25, 2011 on the south side of the Hermosa Pier at 11:00 AM. Bo Bridges Studios on Hermosa Avenue will feature a gallery showing of Grannis photos and there will be a slide show of Granny's work at Sangria Restaurant on Pier Plaza. The Hermosa Beach Surf Museum will have a large collection of LeRoy's photos and memorabilia. Surfing Heritage's main facility in San Clemente will be closed that day in order for us to attend the ceremony honoring this giant chronicler of surfing culture. We hope you can make it.

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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.