Dedicated to the art of high-velocity surfing, SHACC’s current exhibit focuses on the talents and contributions of surfers, shapers and designers George Greenough, Bob McTavish. Dick Brewer, and the Edge Board crew. From the Shortboard Revolution, to Greenough’s Spoon, to the down-railer, up to the modern-day craft the men continue to build, their collective body of work has changed the way we all ride waves today. Also featuring insights and artifacts from test pilots of the era, including Nat Young, Gerry Lopez, Reno Abellira and others, for those that feel the need for speed when they’re in the water.
Surfing has become one of the most popular recreational and competitive watersports. For many, it is a way of life, but how was it discovered? No one knows who first rode a wave simply for the pleasure of it. It could have been Stone Age fisherman on a log raft or in a dugout canoe, and it could have happened anywhere in the world where humans engaged the ocean.
Inspired by the book “The Illustrated Atlas of Surfing History” (published by Island Heritage), written by Joel T. Smith and illustrated by Ron Croci, SHACC’s latest exhibit depicts the history of surfing from antiquity to the 18th Century European discovery of Hawaii. The exhibit contains artwork, text, models and other artifacts derived from a host of historic sources.
The exhibit will travel to the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach next, details coming soon!
Joe Quigg was instrumental in modernizing surfboard design, taking them from planks to shapes similar to those being ridden today. The exhibit showcases Quigg’s various contributions to surfboards, fins and outrigger canoe designs through storyboards and interviews with Quigg himself.
The exhibit was made possible in part through the generous support of John Mazza, Founder of the Malibu Surfing Museum at Pepperdine.
The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center is celebrating his life and accomplishments with a special remembrance exhibit. Partnering with the Brown family, it will offer a unique, in-depth look at the life and times of Bruce Brown.