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