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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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A Word With Afghanistan’s Biggest Surf Star

A Word With Afghanistan’s Biggest Surf Star

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.

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Our Friend Sharon Marshall

Our Friend Sharon Marshall

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.

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Opposites Attract: Mike Parson On Brad Gerlach

Opposites Attract: Mike Parson On Brad Gerlach

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.

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The Stylist, the Savage, the Iceman and the Raging Bull

The Stylist, the Savage, the Iceman and the Raging Bull

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...

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The Reincarnation Of The Fish

The Reincarnation Of The Fish

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.

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Important COVID-19 Upate From SHACC

Important COVID-19 Upate From SHACC

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.

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The Struggles Of Being A Surf Photographer Today

The Struggles Of Being A Surf Photographer Today

By Jake Howard / Originally published by StabMag.com When surf magazines died the high art of surf photography almost did too. But try as it might, even the super saturation of subpar imagery on social media couldn’t kill the stubborn drive of those intrepid lensmen...

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Top 10 Most Expensive Surf Movies Of All Time

Top 10 Most Expensive Surf Movies Of All Time

How much does it take to make a really good surf movie? These days it takes more than a few nickels. Based on information that was available and some inside sources, the following are the ten most expensive surf movies of all time. Hollywood studio productions like...

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RIP: Bob Cooper

RIP: Bob Cooper

Bob Cooper once famously said, “If 1968 were to end tomorrow it would still be the most productive e year in surfing’s history.” Cooper’s surf life began at Malibu in 1952. Inspired by the stylistic performances of Phil Edwards and Miki Dora, he surfed hard and...

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