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Endless Summer Collection Exhibit Done For Now

THE COLLECTION IS DOWN, THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SAW THE EXHIBIT—WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHERE IT'S TRAVELING TO NEXT—ONCE WE NAIL THAT DOWN. 

With over 100 items on display, including Bruce’s cameras, tape recorder, projector, editing table, Robert’s passport, matching trunks and jacket, original photos and sketches, foreign and domestic movie posters, and much much more, it’s the definitive collection associated with surfing’s most iconic movie.

Thanks to all our sponsors, volunteers, committee members, special guests and legends who helped to make this one for the record books!
CLICK HERE for 4 albums of event photos

CLICK HERE for The Endless Summer Story, Photos and More...
For those of you that couldn't attend the May 3rd event, you can still purchase the embossed seal "50th Anniversary Commemorative Endless Summer" posters. Oversized at 27"x39", they are hand-signed by Bruce Brown, Robert August and Mike Hynson, at $200 + s&h. We also have custom framed, double matted versions available for $450 (retail value $550).
CLICK HERE for more info or to order yours!

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One-Of-A-Kind Trophy

This unique silver trophy was presented to Felipe Pomar in 1965, by the President of Peru, Fernando Belaunde Terry. We're pretty sure even Kelly Slater doesn't have one of these in his collection. 

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A Swizzle!

In honor of our upcoming exhibit, "What Box? Thinking Outside traditional Lines of Surfboard Design", featuring work by Tom Morey, Carl Ekstrom, Donald Brink and Ryan Burch, we decided to feature this recently donated Morey "Swizzle" from Don Bishop. 
Below is an article on the Swizzle that appeared in the San Diego Union Tribune, back nearly a decade ago:


A whole new wave
Tom Morey wants surfers to try the Swizzle Stick, a soft board that's designed to shred
By Rachel Laing
STAFF WRITER
April 24, 2005
OCEANSIDE – People who spent their youth in coastal Southern California since the 1970s probably had their summer memories touched by Tom Morey.
Morey, who whiled away his own youth on local beaches, invented the Boogie board, the spongy bodyboard that has become a fixture on garage-wall hooks throughout the region.
Now, nearly 35 years after the Boogie's debut, Morey is ready to launch another innovation in wave-riding: the soft-performance surfboard.
To hard-core surfers, it might seem Morey is dreaming the impossible dream."Soft" and "performance" are mutually exclusive, they'll tell you. Soft boards are for beginners and vacationers from the corn-producing states. If you want to shred, you shell out the bucks for a board with a fiberglass shell.
But Morey, who's been surfing since the days of wooden boards, sees plenty of room for improvement to today's hard surfboard. He's spent the past decade working on a board he believes does a better job of preserving the fun of surfing while removing some of the peril hard boards pose to surfers' heads and faces.
"In my view, surfing isn't about constantly being in jeopardy," he said.
Dubbed the Swizzle Stick, Morey's board is shaped of polypropylene foam, the same lightweight, shock-absorbent material that's inside modern car bumpers. The foam core is covered with a vibrantly colored skin of polyethylene, an inexpensive, waxy plastic, that is heat-seared onto the shape. The only hard surface on the board is the wooden spine, called a stringer, that runs up the middle of all surfboards to give them stability.
While it's hardly pillow-soft, the board's slight give makes the threat of being nailed in the head less menacing.
"You need to get bumped a little to get the idea," Morey said. "But you won't get maimed."
Morey has spent about a decade designing the Swizzle, trying out various materials, shapes and manufacturing processes. He was assisted by Chuck Herpick, an old surfing buddy he's known since the 1940s, with input from Jimmy Linville of J.L. Designs, a well-known local custom bodyboard maker thatshares workshop space in Oceanside with Morey's Y Surfboards.
The Swizzle Stick went through hundreds of iterations before the fine-tuning process started a few years ago. For this phase, Morey relied on a small network of serious surfers who bought early versions of the board to help work out the final kinks. Anyone who had a problem could exchange the board for a newer version, so Morey was always aware of design flaws.
One early user was Richard Ruiz, who works from his beachfront condo in Oceanside and surfs daily. Ruiz has witnessed the evolution of the Swizzle Stick through experimentation with various materials, problems with leaks and stringers that break.
Recently, he said, he wrote to Morey and Herpick to tell them they'd done it at last: They made a soft board that performed as well as a hard board while offering several advantages hard boards can't match.
Ruiz said the board is extremely buoyant without being bouncy. Its softness makes it comfortable to lie on and to kneel on for paddling. Best of all, he said, the board inspires a confidence hard boards don't.
"I take off on waves on the Swizzle that I otherwise wouldn't take off on because I'd be measuring the consequences," Ruiz said. "If I know I'm going to hit something, with fiberglass, I just pass on it."
Paul Mears, who discovered the Swizzle Stick at an Encinitas surf shop, said another advantage of the board is its resistance to "dings," nicks in the shell of hard boards that will cause them to leak.
"It's completely ding-resistant," Mears said. "It doesn't absorb water, no matter what happens to it."
That quality makes it a good traveling board, Mears said. He has taken his to Hawaii and surfed in contests with it.
The Swizzle is sold over the Internet and from Y Surfboard's production facility on South Cleveland Avenue in Oceanside, as well as a few surf shops in California and Hawaii.
Now that the board is ready for consumer sales, the company is anticipating a swell in demand and plans to license the board out to a manufacturer for an upfront fee and royalties.
With all that the Swizzle has going for it, the biggest challenge for Y Surfboards might be overcoming surfers' dismissive attitude toward soft boards.
Mears recalls a story of a fellow surfer's initial disdain upon paddling over to him in the water to check out his Swizzle Stick.
"He grabs it and says, 'Aw, a sponger,'" Mears said. "Then I took off and did really well on the wave, and the guy couldn't believe how I could surf."
The Swizzle Stick, while less expensive than hard boards, is an investment. A 9-foot board retails for about $600.

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Whitey Harrison Surfboard

Pictured above is Bill "Fubar" Faerber, with our Whitey Harrison foam board, #161, shaped in 1959 for Bill. It's on display at the Hobie Surf Shop in Dana Point as part of SHACC's "Surfing Innovators Series" exhibit, along with a lot of other great memorabilia and photos attributed to California legendary waterman, Lorrin "Whitey" Harrison. Bill and his family stopped by SHACC and told us about the Whitey board he originally owned, so we directed him to go check it out at the Hobie shop. He sent us this photo along with the story shown below (CLICK on the letter to enlarge).


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Jacobs Exhibit Items

In the past, Jacobs team riders included David Nuuhiwa, Miki Dora, Lance Carson, Mike Purpus, Mike Doyle, Dru Harrison, Robert August, Paul Strauch, Rick Irons, Johnny Fain, Henry Ford, Sparky Hudson, Kemp Aaberg, Herb Torrens, and many more. This is Herb Torrens' team shirt from back in the day, and these 2 Transition Era Jacobs boards on loan from Britt Tobia, will be on display as part of our Jacobs exhibit which runs from November 15, 2014 - January 15, 2015.

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Thanks to everyone that turned out for John Severson's Book Signing and Art Exhibit!

The event was a huge success, we completely SOLD OUT of the books! Thanks to everyone who patiently waited for John and to John who graciously signed and spoke with everyone for nearly 4 hours.
An odyssey through painting, photography, film and publishing
 

Custom Handplane raffle

appetizers provided by

beverages provided by 

SHACC 
110 Calle Iglesia · San Clemente · 92672

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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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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.