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Archive Exhibits

Billabong Salute to Pipeline

Three factors inspired the concept of this exhibit: the legendary reputation of the wave at Pipeline, the epic history of the Pipeline Masters contest, and the virtuoso skills and equipment of the…
CSM
April 8, 2019
Stories

Mike “Tiki Mike” Doyle…RIP

There are very few surfers nowadays that know anything about what kind of man Mike Doyle was....or rather, what was his connection, actually, to the ocean? When we think of Mike, we…
CSM
May 24, 2019
Stories

The Evolution of the Fin

The evolution of the fin from Tom Blake’s first prototype was a slow process, sometimes taking two steps forward and one step back. The keel fin that Blake first created was modified…
CSM
April 9, 2019
Current Exhibits

Body Surfing and Handplanes

In the 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci experimented with various devices to improve the human physical condition: wings, vehicles and swim fins. At the same time, Hawaiians were leaving petroglyphic records of…
CSM
April 9, 2019
Current Exhibits

Doc Ball’s Camera

“I took a lot of photos with it, and when I went off to the war, Bill McKusick took it to repair a leak. When I returned four years later in ’54…
CSM
April 9, 2019
Archive Exhibits

Surfing and Pop Culture

A display of just a few of the commercial products (from Monopoly to Barbie to comic books) that have used surfing to sell more product. After the unexpected success of the film…
CSM
April 9, 2019
Stories

Who Invented the Foam Surfboard

"Grubby" Clark. Clark Foam 1970's - Surfer Mag photo. A key turning point in surfing history was the invention and commercial introduction of the foam/fiberglass surfboard, replacing the earlier boards, which were…
CSM
April 6, 2019
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Reflections of Tom Keck

Tom Keck started shooting surfing in California in the 1950s – and he’s still at it! To quote Tom: “Not daily now, but some surfing and events, and interesting people. I always…
CSM
December 5, 2018