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RIP: Gary Propper

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