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"Doc Porto" - new artwork by John Culqui

"DOC PORTO" the new work of JOHN CULQUI
John is currently working on a painting that will be reproduced as a limited-edition print and will be available at the Museum Store. We'll let you know once that are in stock. 
Images from his show at Surfing Heritage Museum & Gift Store
Thank You to John Culqui, John Geldbach & DDR Projects, South Coast Plaza, 
Primo Hawaiian Lager, and Hinano Tahiti for all their help and support on this project.

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Dear & Yonder Artwork and Photographs


As part of our screening of Dear & Yonder, we have a display of artwork and photographs created by some of the participants in the film as well, as some other artists whose work we felt shared this vibe. Please come check out this cool display, including a life-size tube, installed in front of our building. This will remain on display through the middle of September. Participating artists include Tiffany Campbell, Thomas Campbell, Kassia Meador, Serena Mitnik-Miller, Blakeney Sanford, and John Smart. This work will be on display at Surfing Heritage through September 15, 2009.

Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork or photos.

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Dear & Yonder Guests


On Friday, August 21, SHF hosted the final Southern California screening of Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lessler’s “Dear & Yonder.” 3 years in the making, D & Y chronicles the history of female surfers, from its inception and pioneers, right up through present day. The film explores the relationship between women and their home breaks (the Dear) as well as featuring ladies who search out waves in the far-flung corners of the Earth (the Yonder). Joining us for this screening were surf legends Linda Benson, Joyce Hoffman, and Jericho Poppler, former world champ, Sofia Mulanovich, multi-board stylist Kassia Meador, Jan Sunn-Carreira, and stopping by for his first visit, Rob Machado. Thank you to Torri Alexander, Danielle Beck, Cedar Pearsal-Carter, and the Roxy girls, to Rachel McGoye, and Zella Day for providing live music, and to our volunteers: Rita Bandaruk, Keiko Beatie, Johnathan Colbert, Stephanie Edwards, Krysla Grothe, Greg Hatleberg, Dillon Joyce, Baleigh Kasler, Michael Kelsey, Kayla Kudla, Lisa, Ron MacQuarrie, Sharon & Mike Marshall, Denny Michael, Camille Mori, Debie Pierson, Jamie & Taylor, Ron Sizemore, Erwin Spitz, Mike Vogelgesang, Laurel & Garry Warren, Duncan, Kat, & Danaan Wilson. Also, thank you to Rainbow Sandals, Roxy, Steer Crazy, Primo Beer, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Malama Composites, Sambazon, Smart Water, Vita Water, Powerade, Surf More, Truth Soul Armor, Hobie, Terry Senate Surfboards, Heather Ritz, Girl in the Curl, Swell.com, Surfermag.com, Surfline.com, and Foam Magazine for helping to make this evening possible. Check out the SC Times youtube feature covering the event:




Event Photos: Sharon Marshall

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Timmy Turner Films, 'second thoughts' · Fri · Aug 28







Timmy Turner, Director of the award winning surf film, Second Thoughts, will appear at the Surfing Heritage Museums Friday Afternoon Surf Film Series on August 28th at 3 pm. Turner, local soul surfer from Huntington Beach, has made the waters of Indo his home away from home. Second Thoughts was a Surfer Magazine Surfer Poll Awards Best Movie winner.

Alone on an uninhabited Indonesian island in the middle of nowhere, Timmy and his friends, Brett Swartz and Travis Potter, are dropped off for a month. Once there, they have "second thoughts" about their month-long island stay. While braving the elements with little food and water, what follows is some of the most amazing surf footage on the sickest reefs in Indo.

Meet Timmy at the Surfing Heritage Foundation Museum, on Friday, August 28th, and watch the matinee screening of Second Thoughts starting at 3 pm. Admission is only $3 (free for SHF members) and includes free popcorn!

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4th Annual SHF Summer Surf Film Series · Fri · Aug 21







Dear & Yonder

Presented by Rainbow Sandals

Through imagery, music, and art, Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lessler’s film documents the inner spirit of modern day surfers Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons, Coco Ho, Silvana Lima, Sofia Mulanovich, Kassia Meador, Ashley Davis, Prue Jeffries, Belinda Baggs, Ashley Lloyd, Judith Sheridan, Liz Clark and early pioneers like Linda Benson, Jericho Poppler, and Rell Sunn and the heart of their experiences. The film also features some female skateboarders shredding.

VIP Tickets $35: 5:30-7PM, private meet and greet with the stars, appetizers, 2 drinks, preferred seating. Bar closes promptly at 7. General Admission $10: doors open at 7PM, movie starts at dusk. Concessions for sale. Opportunity drawings. Please call to reserve your seats: 949.388.0313 x0

Special Guests include Director Tiffany Campbell, Kassia Meador, Sofia Mulanovich, Linda Benson, Jericho Poppler & Jan Sunn-Carreira. There will be a display of artwork created by participants of the film including Kassia Meador, Tiffany Campbell, Jeff Canham & Blakeney Sanford.

Additional support from: Roxy, Steer Crazy, Primo Beer, Barefoot Wine, Malama Composites, Sambazon, Smart Water, and Vita Water.

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The New Surfing Heritage Foundation Website



Building a community of people who share a common passion for the Spirit, Soul, and Culture of Surfing

Aloha! & Welcome to the new Surfing Heritage Foundation Website!

You will notice a few changes around here, a whole new look, and a whole new way of sharing our combined surf history, using things you may know about like blogging ( this is a blog post ) and Twitter, and Facebook, and even some new stuff like the above Photosynth.

Please feel free to comment using any Open ID, and we hope you enjoy your visit with us as we learn to use all these cool new tools!

Mahalo's!

SHF Crew

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Hanging Five 3PM Friday OC Premiere







Hanging Five will make its OC Premiere 3PM this Friday at the Surfing Heritage Foundation.

Director Chris Cutri’s film follows five artists who all happen to be surfers. The artists are: Andy Davis, Tyler Warren, Julie Goldstein, Alex Knost, and Wolfgang Bloch. Chris, Tyler, and Julie will be here for this screening and we’ll have their work and Andy’s and Wolfgang’s work on display as well. The film starts at 3 pm, with a $3 admission charge but it’s FREE for SHF members.

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Digital Watermarking of our images – Public Notice

As part of our commitment to protecting our image donors, the Surfing Heritage Foundation has begun using digital watermarking on ALL of our images, including those images seen on our website. This watermark is not visible to the eye, but is easily seen by many computer programs such at Photoshop and other image editing programs. In addition, we have also purchased a “watermark spider” that crawls the Internet specifically looking for any images that contain our SHF watermark. The Surfing Heritage Foundation is prepared to take the appropriate action should we find any illegal or unlicensed usage of images from our files.