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RIP: Robert “Bob” Burnside

RIP: Robert “Bob” Burnside

It is with heavy hearts that we say good bye to Robert “Bob” Burnside. A legend in the Los Angeles lifeguarding community, Burnside passed away on December 11, 2019, at home in Utah. He was 87. Burnside was hired as an L.A. County Lifeguard in 1951. He was named Chief...

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The First Surf Contest?

The First Surf Contest?

Liloa, the king of Hawaii, had traveled to Kokohalile to consecrate a temple, and after the ceremony he found the time to take a bath in a nearby stream. By the stream he met a beautiful local woman named Akahiakulana, with whom he was instantly infatuated. He seduced...

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Teahupoo Set To Be Site Of 2024 Olympics

Teahupoo Set To Be Site Of 2024 Olympics

Why go to Hossegor when you can go to Teahupoo? That’s what Paris 2024, the organizing group behind the 2024 Olympic Games, we’re thinking. So break out the poisson cru and Hinanos because Tahiti will be the home of Olympic surfing in four years…pretty much. The Paris...

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What’s In A Name

What’s In A Name

As told by Jean Michael Cousteau ; The name opens doors. I know that it facilitates communication. People pay more attention. I know that, and I respect the people that are trying to make a difference and don’t have the privilege that I have. I grew up in a time when...

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Nick Green Wins 2019 Follow The Light Award

Nick Green Wins 2019 Follow The Light Award

On a beautiful evening in Dana Point, the Follow The Light Awards made a triumphant return. After a brief hiatus, the surf photography grant in the memory of the late Surfing magazine photo editor Larry “Flame” Moore was resurrected this year, and after an...

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RIP: Glen Kennedy

RIP: Glen Kennedy

Glen Kennedy shaped his first surfboard in 1968 and never put the planer down until he gracefully kicked out earlier this month. In Malibu this weekend hundreds of family, friends, fans and local surfers gathered at First Point to give their local legend a proper...

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Temples of Stoke

Temples of Stoke

By Shaun Tomson Fifty years ago, my father took me into the only surf shop in my hometown of Durban – it was called Surf Center – how about that for a name – the center of surf. I’d been in the ocean since I could walk, and graduated from body surfing, to riding a...

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RIP: Bill Blackburn

RIP: Bill Blackburn

It’s always hard to say good-bye, especially when it’s a dear friend that’s played such a huge role in our lives here at SHACC. Sadly, Bill Blackburn, a founding partner and our first president, has slipped from this world. Blackburn, President Emeritus and Founding...

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Relik Longboard World Tour Coming To Malibu

Relik Longboard World Tour Coming To Malibu

On Saturday, June 22, Malibu will again be home to a world-class display of longboard surfing as 48 of the world’s best gather on the sands of Surfrider Beach for the first stop on the 2019 Relik Longboard World Tour. With its innovative format, $100,000 total prize...

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Phil Edwards’ First Day In Hawaii

Phil Edwards’ First Day In Hawaii

As Told By Phil Edwards The first time I went to Hawaii I was 15 years old, it was Christmas vacation. My mom said, “If you’re not home in three weeks I’m coming to get you.” Hobie wrote me a letter of introduction, but I don’t think I ever got to use it. When I got...

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RIP: John Creed

RIP: John Creed

After a long, fruitful, well-lived ride, John Creed has gracefully kicked out. A longtime friend and supporter of the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, Creed’s warmth, good nature and passion for living will be greatly missed. A life-long surfer, Creed came of age...

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