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Please Note, SHACC will be Closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day

An Evening with Felipe Pomar
Surfing to 100!
"Proven ways to Surf Longer, Live Stronger, and enjoy uncrowded waves for the rest of your life." An evening with 1965 World Surfing Champion, Felipe Pomar on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 6-9 PM.
Come listen to 1965 Surfing World Champ, Felipe Pomar recount stories from his past and learn how he plans to surf until he's 100 (and how you can too). More details coming soon!


Thank you to Bill Finnegan and everyone who turned out for last Saturday's event!

CLICK HERE to purchase a signed copy of the book!
An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winner, William Finnegan,  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."
CLICK HERE to view some photos from our event.


Now on Display Through July 30, 2016

This Historic Surfboard exhibit features 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 are 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 Pat Curren foam gun, a Quigg balsa gun shaped for Buzzy Trent and more!
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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.