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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
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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
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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
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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