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Joe Quigg: Father of the Modern Surfboard

In ’47, Quigg crafted an experimental balsa-redwood hybrid for Darrylin Zanuck, daughter of Hollywood mogul Darryl Zanuck. Thinner and lighter than any other boards of the era, the 25-pound “Darrylin” model became the precursor to the Malibu chip. It’s during this...

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Hitting Rewind On The Momentum Generation

Ross Williams recounts how the winter of 1989/90 and the emergence of the Momentum Generation altered the course of modern surfing: Some of my closest friends growing up were Matty Liu, Jason Magallenes and Shane Dorian. We were head over heals in love with surfing....

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Lost LA: SHACC Featured On KCET

In the making of this episode, I was — to borrow a word from surf slang — “stoked” to chat with Dick Metz, who shares his encyclopedic knowledge of the evolution of surfing and the surfboard. Dick lived the history he narrates in the episode, witnessing dramatic...

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2018 Women Making Waves Ohana Gala: Honoree Joyce Hoffman

By Tracey Engelking Born and raised almost exclusively at the beach, Joyce Hoffman started surfing around the age of 12 when her family moved to Beach Road in Capo Beach into the now iconic Hoffman house. Her father, king of the aloha print fabric, Walter Hoffman, was...

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Gerry Lopez on Rell Sunn’s Lifetime Achievement Award

When it came time for someone to accept the SHACC Lifetime Achievement for the late Rell Sunn at the 2018 Women Making Waves Ohana Gala, lifelong friend Gerry Lopez humbly obliged. "Her beauty was far beyond the skin, it was as deep as any ocean," he said in his...

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