In 1902, experienced lumberman and mill operator George Emerson began construction of a new sawmill south of the Quinault Indian reservation, which is just south of the vast Olympic National Park and National Forest, on the west coast of the state of Washington....
Back in the late ‘60s and throughout most of the ’70s, three young women helped shape the future of women’s pro surfing, and all three grew up within eight miles of each other in southern New Jersey. It began with phenom Barbie Belyea in Ocean City. Her contest...
Last November SHACC co-founder and all around legendary human Dick Metz sat down for a chat on The Longboardarian Podcast to talk story and share the immense history he’s been fortunate enough to be part of throughout his 90-plus years on this blue planet. So, if you’re interested in the way it was, spend an hour listening to the man that lived it all.
Thanks to the graciousness of our dear friends Steve and Debbee Pezman, Surfer Magazine founder John Severson’s desk will have a permanent home at SHACC.
Sunsets in Capo Beach will never be the same as Wayne Penn Schafer has slipped from this world. The dearest of friends to so many in his 91 years with us, he passed peacefully in his sleep at his home in front of Poche Reef on June 2, 2020.
Afri Amu is the first surfer from Afghanistan to ever pull on a jersey in a major international surfing competition. In May of 2017, he represented his homeland at the ISA World Surfing Championship. Spending his formative years as a political refugee living in Germany, after finishing school, he hit the road on a hitch-hiking trip around Europe. A chance encounter in France gave him his first taste of surfing.
Sharon Marshall was a beautiful, gentle soul that embraced the people she knew and did her best to keep everything simple, but more than anything, she continued to be the best of friends to all us that knew and loved her. There was only one Sharon Marshall. She will be missed.
Mike Parsons on Brad Gerlach: I was the guy that he made fun of for going to bed at night and trying to win heats, and he was the guy wearing leather jackets and riding motorcycles all over Europe, the Life’s a Beach guy.
A conversation about early days on tour with Tom Curren, Martin Potter, Damien Hardman and Mark Occhilupo: Pottz: The trials were quite prestigious. The Bells trials were gnarly, you had the top 16 guys, but then you had so many good surfers that were traveling the...
In 1994 Matt Biolos went around San Clemente checking vintage ’70s twin-fins hanging on the walls of surf shops. He got some inspiration, went to his shaping room and came up with what would be the first RoundNoseFish.
Golfing with Richard Nixon: “We played the next three holes with him stoned out of our minds, and never once talked politics, just golf.”
In order to stay in line with CDC and California Department of Public Health guidelines, Surfing Heritage and Culture Center will temporarily close to the public. We have also canceled all special events scheduled at Surfing Heritage, including our Ukulele Nights with Uncle Lincoln.