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COVID-19 Closure

Unfortunately, due to health concerns and safety regulations, at this time SHACC’s doors are currently closed and there are no new exhibits planned through the remained of 2020. Look for SHACC to reopen in 2021 with exciting new exhibits, events and educational...
2019 Follow The Light Exhibit

2019 Follow The Light Exhibit

2019 Follow The Light Exhibit The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC) is excited to be opening the walls of the Croul Family Gallery to the finalists of the 2019 Follow the Light (FTL) grant program for aspiring surf photographers. Founded in 2006, FTL was...
“Temples of Stoke” – The Expanded California Edition

“Temples of Stoke” – The Expanded California Edition

Starting up north in San Francisco, come join us as we take a trip down the coast and visit California’s iconic surf shops, most still in operation and some “in memoriam.” It’s an ongoing project — over time we’ll continue to add shops as...
60 Years of Bing: A Reflection

60 Years of Bing: A Reflection

DATES:  July 13-28: 60 Years of Bing: A Reflection EXHIBIT DETAILS:  The 60 Years of Bing exhibit opens July 13 and runs through July 28 at the Surfing Heritage & Culture Center in San Clemente, CA, home of the world’s most important and authoritative archive of...
Temples of Stoke: A Celebration of Surf Shops

Temples of Stoke: A Celebration of Surf Shops

SHACC Presents
TEMPLES OF STOKE
A Celebration of Surf Shop Culture

For well over half a century surf shops have served as the de facto gathering place for surfers. Not only a place to buy a new board or pick up some surf wax, almost immediately they became cultural hubs where the latest news from up and down the coast was readily available. Stories could be swapped, hijinks could be perpetrated, and the bonds of a tight-knit community were further strengthened. Today, with the proliferation of online shopping and the decline of the “brick and mortar” retail experience, it’s not surprising that the significance of surf shops has been somewhat diminished, but they’re vital pillars in the surf culture and their impact and significance continue to burn bright. In celebration of all that is great about our beloved surf shops, this exhibit will allow some of the most renowned and established shops from up and down the West Coast to showcase their own individual histories and the impacts they had in their respective communities.