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Kelly May Have 11 World Titles...


13,000 and counting
By Drew Kampion
DailySounds like an ad:
Winds: 39 mph
Water temp: 49
Swells: 18 foot
13,000 days in a row surfing (as of April 6, 2011)
Dale Webster (aka “Daily Wavester”) has been surfing a minimum of three waves a day since September 3, 1975. To get at the root cause of Dale’s life-defining quest would require a misreading of the concept of the “lunar cycle” and an appreciation of the rarity of fifth Sundays in February. Suffice to say that it took enormous dedication, a modicum of madness, heaps of help from friends, and a huge pile of O’Neill rubber to get him from then to now. Surely, Dale’s quest will go down as one of the most incredible feats in the history of surfing.

And a quote from the LATimes :The Ironman and the Sea
Bill Plaschke
"This is, after all, a man whose consecutive games streak is more than those of Cal Ripken Jr., Lou Gehrig, Everett Scott, Steve Garvey, Billy Williams and Stan Musial ... combined."

Now consider both of these pieces were written nearly a decade or more ago! And Dale has continued to surf every day since then (and they said Captain Ahab was a man possessed), 35 years and counting.... 

Dale's board that he rode when he broke the 13,000 day mark is currently on loan and displayed here at Surfing Heritage. 

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Vintage Bodyglove Wetsuit

This wetsuit was only worn once by Tom Brockmiller, who decided surfing wasn't his cup of tea. His son Brandon had the same suit but wore his to pieces, and decided Surfing Heritage was a proper final resting place for his dad's suit. Both father and son are due to come by on Feb 25 to visit the wetsuit in its new home.
A recent reproduction of the original late 1960s Bodyglove ad with Mike Purpus, Robert August, Rich Chew, and Rick Irons, all wearing this same wetsuit. The new ad was featured in "Drop Zone" magazine.

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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.