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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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Go Faster: Gerry Lopez on the Birth of the Shortboard

Go Faster: Gerry Lopez on the Birth of the Shortboard

In the lead up to the "Go Faster" exhibit at SHACC we sat down with Gerry Lopez to talk about the start of the Shortboard Revolution and when he felt things really started to change. He pinpointed a happenstance meeting on Maui during the winter of '66/'67 between...

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RIP: Mike Doyle

RIP: Mike Doyle

Mike Doyle gracefully kicked out in his sleep at home on Gringo Hill in Mexico with his loving wife, Annie, by his side. Born in 1941, Doyle was a waterman in every sense of the word. His impact on the sport, culture and lifestyle of surfing began back in 1954 when he...

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RIP: Gary Propper

Florida icon, '66 East Coast Surfing Champion and longtime Hobie team rider Gary Propper has gracefully kicked out at the age of 72. Inspiring countless surfers up and down both the East and West Coasts with his stylistic approach, Propper's signature Hobie model was...

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RIP: Harold Walker

RIP: Harold Walker

With the passing of Harold Walker, the surf world mourns the loss of another brilliant pioneer. One of the integral players in the early advancement and acceptance of Polyurethane surfboard blanks, his contributions to the sport of surfing and craft of surfboard...

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Follow The Light Grant Program Returns

Follow The Light Grant Program Returns

The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC) is excited to announce the return of the Follow the Light (FTL) grant program for aspiring surf photographers. Shortly after legendary surf photographer and 30-year photo editor of SURFING Magazine Larry “Flame” Moore’s...

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RIP: Walter Monk

RIP: Walter Monk

Courtesy Scripps Institute of Oceanography Walter Munk, who gave the Allies a strategic edge in World War II, helped nurture a university into existence, and became a living synonym for oceanography, died February 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 101. As a...

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RIP: Randy Nauert

RIP: Randy Nauert

After a life well lived, Randy Nauert has gracefully kicked out. A surfer, a musical pioneer, a lover of animals and friend to many, Randy’s beaming smile and gregarious enthusiasm will be deeply missed. Growing up in Palos Verdes, Randy was one of Rick Griffin’s...

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Cactus Beach and Witzig’s War

Cactus Beach and Witzig’s War

By Wayne P. Murphy When I first arrived at Cactus I was a lanky teenager fresh out of school and keen for nothing but surf. My mates back in WA thought I’d be gone for a few weeks -- maybe a month at most. I began working for Paul Witzig. Emu and I did the wood runs...

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RIP: Chris Brown 1970 – 2019

RIP: Chris Brown 1970 – 2019

From about ’90 through ’96 the Bud Pro Tour was beamed into hundreds of thousands of houses throughout the U.S., and at one point, over 80 countries around the world. The list of Bud Pro Tour graduates includes Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Taylor Knox, Pat O’Connell,...

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