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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
Stories

California Surf Museum: An Overview

The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center on the lifestyle sport of surfing by capturing, preserving, and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and…
CSM
March 4, 2019