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Dick Metz Presentation at the Mingei, TOMORROW, Fri Sept 26 at noon

SHACC's founder, Dick Metz, gave another of his memorable presentations at the Mingei on September 26. If you haven't checked out this exhibit yet, you really need to!
"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.

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



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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.