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Now Hiring: SHACC Executive Director

Now Hiring: SHACC Executive Director

Sterling Search Inc. has been exclusively retained to recruit for the new Executive Director for Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC). History In the mid-1990s founders Dick Metz and Spencer Croul’s worlds combined. Both...

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RIP: Jim Gilloon

RIP: Jim Gilloon

After a life very well lived, Dana Point icon Jim Gilloon has gracefully kicked out. A friendly, popular character, he was a fixture in Dana Point’s lineups in the golden era before the harbor was built and so much more. For a lot of area surfers Gilloon sold them...

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The Road To Cape St. Francis

The Road To Cape St. Francis

As told by SHACC founder Dick Metz to author Ben Marcus. Read more here. John [Whitmore] said that he’d get me a ride up the coast, that he knew a couple of salesmen who had to go up there, that I should just sit tight and they’ll get me a ride eventually. So I did,...

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RIP: Greg Noll

RIP: Greg Noll

After a life very well lived, Greg Noll, big-wave pioneer, filmmaker, industry leader and inspiration to many, has passed away. "It is with a heavy heart the Noll family announces the death of our patriarch, Greg Noll. Greg died of natural causes on Monday June 28th,...

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RIP: Joe Quigg

RIP: Joe Quigg

We bid a deep aloha and farewell to our dear friend and lifelong inspiration Joe Quigg.  Born in Los Angeles in 1925, his contributions to the sport and culture of wave-riding over his near century in the water are vast forever altered the course of surfing. Highly...

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Cedar Sliders And The Aloha Lumber Company

Cedar Sliders And The Aloha Lumber Company

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....

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How Three Girls From New Jersey Changed The Game

How Three Girls From New Jersey Changed The Game

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...

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SHACC’s Dick Metz Featured On The Longboardarian Podcast

SHACC’s Dick Metz Featured On The Longboardarian Podcast

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.

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RIP: Wayne Penn Schafer

RIP: Wayne Penn Schafer

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.

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