We get a wide range of visitors on any given day. Local groms, legends, pros, and a fair number from foreign lands.
The Bernice Ayer's surf team with SHACC Executive Director, Paul Strauch, and SHACC docents, Duncan Wilson and Dillon Joyce. Getting some surf history lessons. Photo: Linda Michael
Surfline's Dave Gilovich, doing some research in the SHACC library. Photo: Linda Michael
Dylan, Bill and Scott Thomson with SHACC Founder, Dick Metz. Photo: Linda Michael
SHACC's Cindy Rincon, John Leininger, legendary shaper, Phil Becker, Steve Mangiali and Rob Sachse. Photo: Linda Michael
Lauren Lilley and David Howard visiting from Houston, Texas. Photo: Linda Michael
Scott Bass (SHACC Board member and creator of The Boardroom) and another legendary shaper, Maurice Cole. Photo: Linda Michael
TK Brimer from the Frog House and SHACC curator, Barry Haun, posing by Ron Croci's painting of Captain Cooks arrival in Hawaii. Photo: Linda Michael
Felix Giulioni, and Christian and Max Giesser from Cinecraft, were here from Vienna, Austria, filming Paul Strauch, Dick Metz, Steve Pezman, Tom Morey, and Mickey Muñoz. Photo: Linda Michael
Rusty and Kyle Drumm and Paul Strauch. Photo: Linda Michael
Shaper Bill Shrosbee (Fresh Pineapple) and Ned McMahon. This is a board
Bill shaped for Miki Dora (hence the Cat paw). Photo: Linda Michael
The Doheny Longboard Surfing Association Surf Team held their annual Christmas Party at SHACC. Photo: Linda Michael
Paul Strauch and Jason Shugar. Jason flew out from Pennsylvania to attend the paddle out for Doc Paskowitz. Photo: Linda Michael
Paul Strauch and Moses Paskowitz. Photo: Linda Michael
Barbara and Charlie Moir from Capetown, South Africa. Photo: Linda Michael
Bob, Leigh, and Bill Faerber, and Nicole and Shaun Campbell. We have a
really cool story from Bill about a Whitey Harrison board that ended up
in our collection, that we'll be sharing soon in our "Gem of the Week".
Photo: Linda Michael
Charlie Fernandez, Paul Strauch, Linda Michael, Jimmy Buffett (yes, that Jimmy Buffett) and Steve Dunn. Photo: Barry Haun
Docent and Surf Ed Committee chair, Duncan Wilson, giving tour to Damian
and Xavier Court and their friends after a day at SanO . Photo: Linda
Barry Haun, Jerry Wallner, Steve Wible, Henry Ford and Paul Strauch, holding a vintage Jacobs. Photo: Linda Michael
Author and historian, Matt Warshaw. He penned the Encyclopedia of Surfing and The History of Surfing and is responsible for the Encyclopedia of Surfing website. Photo: Barry Haun
Longtime SHACC supporter, Kathy Pierce with John Severson at his Booksigning event at SHACC. Photo: Linda Michael
Barbara and Charlie Moir from Capetown, South Africa. photo: Linda Michael
Visitors Bill, Leigh and Bob Faerber and Nichole and Shawn Campbell. photo: Linda Michael
Visitors from Colorado High School on their annual surf/camping trip to Sano. photo: Linda Michael
Barry Haun, Filippo Calai, Paul Strauch. Filippo was interning for a few weeks while visiting from Italy. photo: Linda Michael
Kyuhyan Lee from Seoul, South Korea. Kyuhyan had just finished surfing Sano for the first time and came straight here (she still had her wetsuit on). photo: Linda Michael
Sancho Rodriguez, Steve Pezman and Angela Zozaya. photo: Linda Michael
Sonoko and Makoto from Japan. photo: Linda Michael
Gretchen and Eden Severson and the Haggars—Sean, Maureen,and Lacy-Lou. Gretchen is married to John's nephew, Benji. photo: Linda Michael
Dale Hope, author and Aloha Shirt historian, with Steve Wilkings. photo: Linda Michael
Paul Strauch with Malibu legend, Lance Carson and his dog, Bruce. photo: Linda Michael
2 legendary surf photographers, Steve WIlkings and Bernie Baker. photo: Linda Michael
A Mike Hynson sighting in our
Endless Summer display. photo: Linda Michael
Bill Vetter, one of the original founders of the San Onofre Surf Club. photo: Linda Michael
2007 Longboard Champ, Phil Rajzman, SHACC founder, Dick Metz, and Von Sol's Sean Matteson. photo: Linda Michael
Chris, Anthony, and Cory. photo: Linda Michael
Auro and Andrea were visiting from Italy. They're currently working on John Severson's next book project. photo: Linda Michael
Travis Trick brought the Nike crew by for a tour. photo: Linda Michael
Bill Winterhalter and Gil Orr (Gil is one half of the Duo Tones and a member of the Chantays). photo: Linda Michael
Johan Dryselius and Jako Ahlstedt came all the way from Sweden. photo: Linda Michael
Bing Copeland checking out the Donald Takayama exhibit and the Bing - Nuuhiwa Noserider model, designed by Donald. photo: Linda Michael
Lois Pyanowsla, J. Scott Klossner, Kira Dave, and Terri Tucker, were here from Arizona and Rockaway, NY. photo: Linda Michael
Paul Strauch, Bob Neely, and Barry Haun, with some the cool XM SurfMore products that Neely carries. We offer your choice of a short or longboard leash with our Family and above Memberships. photo: Linda Michael
Ted Whitaker and 'Ema Latu from New Zealand. photo: Linda Michael
Yusuke Hanai, Hi-dutch, Hide, J.T., visiting from Japan. photo: Linda Michael
Henry Ford, Duncan Wilson, Paul Strauch, and members of the Tiger Cub Scouts.
Paul Strauch with Mike McIntyre and fellow Members of the Haggerty's Surf Club.
Lonnie Argabright, Kara Schrage, Jason Joseph Lusk, and Paul Strauch.
Rusty Miller and Tricia Shantz check out the Griffin Walls. photo: Linda Michael
"Tiger" Cubscouts with Henry Ford, Dick Metz, and Paul Strauch. Dick is
holding his original Boy Scout uniform and Paul is holding a photo of
Metz, back when he was a scout. photo:Lori Stephani
Our favorite NorCal longboarder dropped by for a visit with Alysa and Paul Stafford. photo: Linda Michael
Carl Ekstrom and Richard Kenvin are flanked by Paul Strauch and Barry Haun.
and her husband, Joel Knutson came by today. Lisa is legendary
waterman, Pete Peterson's daughter and she's holding the rail of one of
Pete's hollow boards. A similar one sold at our auction for $32K! Both
Pete and Whitey shaped boards at the Pacific System Homes factory in LA.
"Whitey" Harrison's granddaughter, Shelly Coe, and her son Wyatt
dropped by. They're standing by one of Whitey's hollow models.
Larkin, Legendary Australian Shaper, and his daughters, Marni and
Kelly and Carl Tanner visited Surfing Heritage last month. Joe was
inducted into the International Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame at the
Longboard Collectors Club's annual meeting at DoHo.
Creative Director, Barry Haun with Astrodeck's Herbie Fletcher. This
hot curl was shaped by Herbie's father-in-law, Walter Hoffman and then
reshaped by Renny Yater. Some solid lineage.
Rob Sachse and his daughter Belle. Belle's favorite board was this gun that belonged to the late Mark Foo.
Jack McCoy stopped by in July to screen "A Deeper Shade of Blue" and do a Q&A at the SHACC.
Lindsay and Matt Hopgood were over from Kent in the UK.
Denny Aaberg, Pau lStrauch, and Mike and Catherine Shellman.
Dennis Shields, Bruce Meade, Paul-Strauch and Mike Salter.
Melody DeCarlo and Dan Mahoney were visiting from Cocoa Beach Surf Museum in Florida.
Visitors, Rusty Wyly, Monica McCabe and Brett Staska.
Michael Stewart and Kevin Whilden from Sustainable Surf. We're collaborating on an exhibit that will open here in November 2013.
Jim Wade, and Allen and John Faas (of Allen Surfboards).
Harry Bold, Paul Naude and Dick Metz.
Dick Metz and Robert Hendrikson.
Joseph Alphabet,Carl Tanner, Harry Bold, Mike Brown, Darryl Homan, Dick Metz and Bruce Little.
Manuel Arroyo, Paula Armengod, Yago de la Mora from
Asaki, Nemoto, Yamaguchi, Hanzawa, Nishitani, and Miyamoto from
Ivo Kemper and Tamar Moorman from Holland.
Hans Tegebo brought by Dale Webster's board that Dale broke the "13,000 consecutive days surfed" mark with. Dale's now at 36 years of surfing everyday, catching at least 4 waves each session. Who says surfers are obsessed. We'll be displaying the board here while it's on loan.
Jon and Rosa Wegener came by for a first-time visit, to see the Grain board building class in progress. They were naturally drawn to this hollow Gordon Woods board.
The February 2013 graduation Grain board building class. As you can see, a wide variety of shapes were worked on. (That's 2 time world longboard champ, Jen Smith, seated with her brand new paipo)
Jackson and Mark Christy flank Dick Metz at our "Evening with Dick Metz". We'll be putting out a DVD as soon as we're done with editing.
Tom Morey showing Leo Hetzel something of interest, we're sure.
Vincent Kemp helped out during the Grain board building class and when it was over, he donated his paipo that he had previously built from a Grain kit that he had sent away for.
Paul Strauch and Jonathan Jenkins at our evening with Metz. Jonathan has helped us video most of the events and many interviews over the last few years.
Peter Mel is part of our California Gold Auction Committee. Pete recently won the Mav's contest!
Dick Metz and some of his classmates from Redlands College, class of 1954.
Dick Metz giving a tour to his Redlands Classmates.
Legendary surfer, skier, and Chart House restaurant founder, Joey Cabell with Dick Metz.
Local surfer, artist, hot rodder, etc., Brian Bent stopped by to check out our planks and paddleboards. Brian is hard core old school—no wetsuit, wool sweaters and wooden hollow paddleboards.
The annual Coalition of Surf Club Team Captains meeting was held here recently, just prior to their contest at Church. They were blessed with some of the best wave conditions ever.
Legendary surfer, Bill Fury was here as a guest for the Coalition of Surf Club Team Captains meeting.
L-R: Carl Tanner, Marni Larkin, Joe Larkin and Kelly Larkin.
Asier Antoma, Alex Aristegieta, Patxi Usubiaga, Ignacio Liria, and Cedric were visiting from the Basque Country, Spain. They all picked up these vintage Aloha print shirts we have for sale here at SHF.
Lisa Newin, Julie Daumes, Cesar Moreira, and Albert and Mindy Elliott.
We turned the tables on "Curious" Gabe Sullivan and asked him which was his favorite board from our collection. The AH-Wooooo!
Founding Partners, Mark and Cindy Fragale were here on a visit from Oahu. Mark runs the Honolulu Surfing Museum.
Miles, Blake, Dean, Noah, and Sean. Nuff said.
Nasrin Rahinieh, George Lang, John and Karen Young, and Angie Alford.
Steve West, Kurt Feeter, Kirby Fosgatt came down from Santa Cruz.
Jeff and Azure Wolfe, and Karen and Greg Chisolm were here to see our Weber exhibit.
Bill Zielinski, and Rena and Tim Passar were here on Oct 18.
Early Hobie employee, Dennis Olsen came by with family members for a visit.
Gene Cooper makes some of the most beautiful wave-riding toys around-this one is headed to Japan.
Tim Bessell donated a cherry Bodyglove wetsuit from the early 1970s. He also had one of his "Warhol" surfboards with him.
Jack and Mary Jo Lincke stopped by for a visit and liked this redwood and balsa mini gun Greg Noll made for Dick Metz.
This photo is from last year when Derek Jardine was visiting from South Africa and Doc Paskowitz and he came in for an interview.
SHF Founding Partners, Teresa and Sam Gornto were visiting from Florida.
& Sustaining Partners, Joe and Ellie Dunn brought the extended
family by for a visit. Dick Metz was here to give them the grand tour.
Gracelyn Rezmer was visiting from Wisconsin and looking for material on Tom Blake (also from Wisconsin), for a school project. We highly approve of her choice of subject matter!
Photographer, Tim Hogan is producing a book on the history of surfboard fins and has been shooting many boards and fins from our collection. It's an amazingly elaborate set-up that he utilizes, each fin takes about an hour to photograph.
Floyd Smith, Dick Metz, and George Bensen.
Troy McElveen is assisting Tim on the surfboard fin project. Here he is operating another piece of the equipment they use.
Floyd Smith and George Bensen standing in front of one of George's restored Woodies.
South Coast Distributor, Rick Arons, and Mike Perch.
San Clemente Mayor, Jim Evert, and San Onofre Foundation and California Surf Museum President, Jim Kempton, posing here in front of Greg Long's Eddie board.
Dick Metz and Steve Wilking's friend, surfer Malcolm McCassy.
Craig Le Seuer, the winner of our Found It In the
Archives contest dropped by.
Rick Thompson, our next-door neighbor at ReShape Medical came by to do some shopping.
SHF Photo Archivist, Steve Wilkings and Roger Yates (Forgotten Island of Santosha) pose in front of the Velzy Shaping Shack.
Curator, Barry Haun is pictured here with surfing historian, Bruce
Gabrielson, and HB legend, Chuck Linnen. Bruce donated a couple of Dale
Velzy's shaping lights and one of Dale's gun templates.
Patterson and Kevin Julien were visiting from Nova Scotia. Harlan
glassed the Todd Chesser, Rusty surfboard back when he owned Pacific Surf Glass. photo: Linda Michael
Colin Foulker and Chris Bugge were visiting from the UK.
Dan, Nora, and Tom McCarthy were here from Long Beach, New York.
George Stremple in red is holding one of the
boards he donated a few years back and Frank Van Wickle is holding one
of 4 boards donated by the Quinard family.
Glen Thompson is over from South Africa and using our library to do research for his thesis.
Legendary Shaper, Rich Harbour and Steve Wilkings check out one of Phil Edwards' shapes.