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New Exhibition' "From Plastic to Fantastic" Opening Party THIS Saurday August 27, 2016, 6-9 pm

Left photo: Zak Noyle/A-Frame Photo, Right photo: Warren Bolster
The exhibition "From Plastic to Fantastic" will illustrate how plastic bottles and other materials are being recycled and transformed into sustainable products by some of today’s leading surf industry brands. On display will be examples of innovative, environmentally-friendly products made from recycled materials that would otherwise be stacking up in our landfills. Visitors will also take home tips on what they can be doing every day to help remedy our plastic pollution issues. Some of the participants include: A-Frame Photo, Betty Belts, Bloom, ecoFins, Enjoy Handplanes, Firewire, Hurley, Indosole Footwear, Michiaki lshida, Mafia Bags, Marko Foam, Rodney Rodrigo Mccoubrey, Jim Olarte, Outerknown, Patagonia, David Puu, Quiksilver, ReCork/Surf Traction Pads, the Recover Upcycled Textile System, Repreve, Resin and Grain, Ruby Moon, Slater Designs, Suga Yoga Mats, Surfline Great Breaks, Surfrider, Sustainable Surf, Thread, VISSLA, and more to be announced!

Two CUSD High School Seniors Pen Winning Essays in SHACC Scholarship Contest 
Adding an educational component to our upcoming exhibition, “From Plastic to Fantastic,” SHACC invited high school seniors in the Capistrano Unified School District to participate in an essay contest on the topic: “Problems and Solutions to Plastic Pollution.”  SHACC is pleased to announce that Ila Jane Foskett and Joseph Bell, both students of San Clemente High School, have each been selected to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship. Excerpts from the student essays will be integrated into the exhibition.

We've also teamed up with Sustainable Surf and their Waste to Waves program. We are inviting all SHACC visitors to help ACTIVATE  the "From Plastic to Fantastic" exhibit , by bringing in their own "trash" (otherwise known as a resource...) to be upcycled or recycled into your next rad piece of surf gear–become part of the solution to plastic pollution–everyone who brings in a "resource" to be upcycled or recycled gets entered into a drawing for some of the same rad products on display at the exhibit.

Resources (clean) to be collected at SHACC from August 27 through the end of November: styrofoam packaging, wine corks, wetsuits and kiteboard sails.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, August 27, from 6-9 pm and runs through November. The first 100 attendees on opening night will receive a SHACC limited edition stainless steel reusable water bottle (limit 1 per attendee). Free for SHACC members, $5 for non-members.
food for the opening event provided by
beverages for the opening event provided by
110 Calle Iglesia · San Clemente · CA · 92672


Tickets to the 2-Day Ohana Music Festival

A Great Concert Package!
Winning Tickets to be held at Will-Call

Surfing Heritage and Culture Center is stoked to offer 2 VIP tickets for the 2-day Ohana music festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 & 28 at the Doheny State Park in Dana Point.
Details for the 2-day Ohana Music Festival:
You get 2 VIP Passes for both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday's line up: Eddie Vedder, Elvis Costello, Band of Horses, X, Mudhoney, White Reaper, Jack Irons, and Lily Meola

Sunday's line up: Lana Del Rey, City and Colour, Cat Power, Corrine Bailey Rae, Ryan Bingham, Jonny Two Bags, and Wilderado

Your 2-day VIP pass includes:
•Expedited Entry into OHANA Dana Point Festival
•2 Exclusive VIP Laminates
•OHANA Partnership Swag Bags
And Access to OHANA DANA POINT VIP LOUNGE (21 and over), which includes:
•Hosted Cocktail Bar & Complimentary Hor'dourves 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
•Complimentary Bai and Bai Bubbles beverages
•Live Stream of Music Stage
•Comfortable Lounge Seating with shaded areas
•Cabanas to hang out and relax in
•Private Restrooms
•Exclusive OHANA photo booth with keepsake photos

VIP tickets includes 2-day festival entry, Ohana VIP Lounge, inclusive of a hosted cocktail bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Attendees must be 21+ to get into the VIP Lounge. Craft beer, wine, and signature cocktails, as well as artisan food options from local restaurants and food trucks will also be available all day long.
To bid on 2 tickets for the 2-Day Ohana Festival VIP package (value $1996.00)
click HERE.


The next lesson is Tuesday, July 19, 2016!

Monthly Lessons Every Third Tuesday of the Month
The next lesson is Tuesday, July 19, 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.