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Hawaiian Leis And King’s March On Selma

Hawaiian Leis And King’s March On Selma

In Alabama on March 21, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis and other civil rights demonstrators made their historic march from Selma to Montgomery. Photos taken of the march show King and others wearing Hawaiian leis. But why leis at a civil rights march in the...

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Looking Back: 2019 Was A Big Year At SHACC

Looking Back: 2019 Was A Big Year At SHACC

It’s been an incredible year at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center. From successful events to unique exhibits and all of the good times in between, we’ve had much to be grateful for over the last 12 months. Before we vault forward into a new decade with all kinds...

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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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