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RIP: Louis Graziadio

RIP: Louis Graziadio

IN LOVING MEMORY OF LOUIS GRAZIADIO G. Louis Graziadio III, better known by friends as Luigi, or Graz, was one of the Original Founding Partners and a long-time supporter of the Surfing Heritage Culture Center (SHACC) located in San Clemente, California.  Being an...
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 surf historians and collectors met at a...
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...
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,...