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Surfing Heritage Foundation

As some of you may know, LEGENDARY SURFERS has strong connections with Dick Metz and the SURFING HERITAGE FOUNDATION. In fact, the LS collection will -- at some point in the future -- be folded into the archives and net-available resources at SHF.

Here's the latest news from the Surfing Heritage Foundation:



It’s true, the exterior of our new facility is done and so is the interior office space! We should be occupying the front portion of the building sometime in November, but we’re still working on how to best display our collection of 150+ surfboards and historic items.

In October, we were once again fortunate enough to involved with the Moonshine Festival, a two-day, multi-media surfing “Woodstock” of sorts (last year under 400 people were able to attend, this year over 3000 showed up on Saturday alone). Thanks to the Malloys, Jack Johnson, Donovan Frankenreiter, The Moonshine Conspiracy, etc., etc., and Will Pennartz of The Surf Gallery.

A week later we participated in Corona del Mar’s Centennial Celebration, displaying six boards, historical photos, and information relevant to the heritage of surfing in that local.

We loaned the Reyn Spooner clothing company six surfboards from our collection for their recent display at the Magic clothing show in Las Vegas.

Randy Hild and the Roxy/Quiksilver crew threw a party during the U.S. Open of Surfing at the Women Who Surf Exhibit. About a dozen of their team riders (including current ratings leader Sofia Mulanovich) made it down to hang out and sign posters.

“Riding Giants” premiered at the Lido Theater in Newport on July 8th. On display were boards from our collection, including the very last tow-in board that Gerry Lopez shaped for Laird Hamilton.

We’re collaborating with Drew Kampion for an upcoming Surfer’s Path article focusing on the George Greenough retrospective currently on view at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. The article also contains material not seen in the exhibit as well as some photos sent by George from “Dolphin Glide”.

We’ve teamed with Chuck Menzel of Wetsand.com to produce George Greenough, beyond surfing… and Women Who Surf exhibits on the web. We’ll let you know when they launch.

Gerry Lopez is now one of our Advisory Directors and we’ve “hired” our own staff photographer, Sharon Marshall.

4 new boards have been added to our collection. A vintage Jeff Hakman owned Plastic Fantastic board, the first foam board shaped by Dale Velzy; a solid balsawood gun; and a beautiful hollow wooden, Gordon Woods model from Australia.

We’ve added a new section to our website entitled THANK YOUS with a link at the bottom of the EVENTS SECTION. Here’s a quick list: Jamie Brisick and Harper Collins, Ed Clapp, Tim Coffman, Michael Dweck, James Flagella, Andrea Gabbard, Tony Garcia, Kelsyus, Sandra Kimberley, Will Lucas, Tim McCullough and Reyn Spooner, Jim Oneil, Fred Reiss, Thomas and Carrie Rolfes, Jeff Sangster and Specialized Properties, Michael Scully, Gary G. Stellern, Herb Torrens, and Cary Weiss. Log onto our website for complete descriptions.

We are getting ready to launch our Founding Partners Campaign — details soon!

The next Winter Update will be from our new location. Stay tuned…



Barry K Haun



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