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Opening Tonight, Saturday, April 30, 6-9 pm

This Historic Surfboard exhibit will feature surfboards from the personal collection of John Mazza, surfing aficionado and local Malibu resident. The boards represent the evolution of surfing and surfboard technology in the twentieth century with examples ranging from the 1910s to the 1980s. Mazza's collection reveals the art and ingenuity of surfboard shapers and contextualizes the boards as cultural objects with an important place in popular culture and local history. Many of Mazza's surfboards are a part of Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives' Malibu Historical Collection.
Here's a "Sneak Peek" of some of the boards: 
Among the gems are a Kivlin Malibu Chip, Downing balsa gun, Marge Calhoun's Makaha board and trophy, a Diffenderfer balsa gun, a Froiseth gun, a Hynson Down-Railer and Morey Tri-sect.
 And a Brewer LSD model, a Diff/Channin gun, a Lopez Bolt Auga, Jock Sutherland's SURFER mag cover gun, Woody Brown's balsa. a John Kelly Hydro, an early Simmons spoon, a Jeff Ho Zephyr, a Pat Curren foam gun, a Quigg balsa gun shaped for Buzzy Trent and more!
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An Evening With Pulitzer Prize Winner, William Finnegan, Sat., May 21, 6-9 PM

“Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard.” —Sports Illustrated

Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.

A staff writer at "The New Yorker" since 1987, author, William Finnegan just received the Pulitzer Prize for his autobiography, "Barbarian Days." Finnegan will be at SHACC on Saturday, May 21 from 6-9 PM to give a talk and to sign copies of his book. Free for SHACC members, $5 for non-members.  

Call us if you'd like to pre-order a copy of the book and have it signed by Finnegan. 949.388.0313 x0.


The next lesson is Tuesday, May 17, 2016!

Monthly Lessons Every Third Tuesday of the Month
The next lesson is Tuesday, May 17, 2016!
The Ukulele is a fun, traditional Hawaiian instrument that sings in the key of aloha. SHACC is pleased to announce that we are now offering our members monthly group ukulele lessons for just $8 per session.
Non-members can join SHACC online at: to be eligible to participate, or may sign up for membership onsite prior to class.
Lessons will take place on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Classes will be instructed by Lincoln Kaio. Lincoln was born and raised in Laie, Oahu and is the brother of accomplished Hawaiian surfer, Kealoha Kaio. A colorful, talented and fun-loving man, Lincoln enjoys sharing Hawai'i's traditional music through his ukulele classes. His ukulele group, ULU, has been entertaining at events and parties throughout Southern California for years.
Lincoln is also the hula musician for Halau O Lilinoe/Na Pua Me Ke Aloha, a halau (Hawaiian hula dance studio) started by his wife, Sissy Kaio, in 1980. Their hula group performs annually at the prestigious Merrie Monarch Festival on the island of Hawai'i, where they have garnered numerous awards. 
Dust off your ukulele... or go out and buy one, and start learning to play this popular stringed instrument. Invite your friends...and together you can look forward to a fun and entertaining musical experience each month at SHACC. For more information, call 949-388-0313.  


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.