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Finding Quigg

Tony Geria had never really considered collecting surfboards until one day 30 years ago when a beautiful Joe Quigg-shaped board randomly "landed in his lap." Geria had been riding shortboards exclusively up to that point, but during a long flat spell one summer he...

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2018 Ohana Gala Highlights

Highlights from a very fine night. A huge thank you to everyone that made the 2018 Ohana Gala such a tremendous success. And for the Women Making Waves honorees, Stephanie Gilmore, Lisa Andersen, Rell Sunn and Joyce Hoffman, a very heartfelt congratulations and thank...

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WSL Announces Equal Pay For Women

The World Surf League has announced that it is making the move to bring equal pay to professional surfing. “This is a huge step forward in our long-planned strategy to elevate women’s surfing and we are thrilled to make this commitment as we reveal our new 2019...

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Local Legend, George Strempel Passes Away

Longtime SHACC supporter, George Strempel passed away on Wednesday, September 5, he was 91 and is survived by his wife Jere. Here's an article that Corky Carroll wrote about George last February: Corky Carroll: Surfing’s ‘Gorgeous’ George Strempel rocks 90 ORANGE...

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SHACC Correspondent, Jake Howard

I was just going to teach English and coach water polo. That was my plan after college. Growing up north of San Francisco, my surf life was well removed from the Orange County surf scene, but around 1998, I’d chased a lady friend to Seal Beach and ended up living...

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2018 Women Making Waves Ohana Gala: Honoree Lisa Andersen

Lisa Andersen’s rise to the highest echelon of the sport is a story of overcoming adversity, challenging the status quo and chasing the surfing dream to the fullest. Born in Long Island, New York, in 1969, her family moved to Ormond Beach, Florida, when he was 13...

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2018 Women Making Waves Ohana Gala: Honoree Joyce Hoffman

By Tracey Engelking Born and raised almost exclusively at the beach, Joyce Hoffman started surfing around the age of 12 when her family moved to Beach Road in Capo Beach into the now iconic Hoffman house. Her father, king of the aloha print fabric, Walter Hoffman, was...

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Gerry Lopez on Rell Sunn’s Lifetime Achievement Award

When it came time for someone to accept the SHACC Lifetime Achievement for the late Rell Sunn at the 2018 Women Making Waves Ohana Gala, lifelong friend Gerry Lopez humbly obliged. "Her beauty was far beyond the skin, it was as deep as any ocean," he said in his...

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In The Edit Bay With Dan Foote

“It’s hard to describe that feeling when you look at something and you know you’re the first person to see it in 30 or 40 years,” explained Dan Foote when we caught up with him for a quick chat. “It’s just an absolute joy.” By day, Dan works in the TV business and...

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Women Making Waves Ohana Gala Makes Splash In Laguna Beach

SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA — On a beautiful summer evening in Laguna Beach, the Surfing Heritage Foundation and Culture Center celebrated decades of “Women Making Waves” and honored four of surfing’s most influential ladies. Celebrating the lives and accomplishments of...

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Interview With Ohana Gala Artist: Phil Roberts

For the better part of 40 years Phil Roberts’ artwork has been capturing the spirit and the stoke of surfing. Starting with his famous Surfer magazine cover in 1982, he’s painted and illustrated his way into the sport’s artistic consciousness. Abundantly creative and...

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