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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...