SURF MUSEUM STORIES

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Beware the Reform

One wonderful aspect of some waves is the beloved Reform phenomena. The outer break appears to lose life and yet somehow the energy is re-bundled to have a second act before expiring…
CSM
September 12, 2020
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Interview: Carl Herrman

Carl Herrman was born in 1939 in Freeport, New York, and attended Massapequa High School, where he lettered in football and wrestling. A pound-for-pound fit athlete, he was thus in great shape…
CSM
September 8, 2020
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Dueling Dukes

Hero Duke Kahanamoku Taught Heiress Doris Duke to How to Surf – and a Lot More  In the late 1930s billionaire heiress Doris Duke was the world’s richest woman. Olympian Duke Kahanamoku was…
CSM
August 24, 2020
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Donated to CSM – August, 2020

‘Pacific System Homes’ Style Redwood/Balsa Plank 10’ 7-1/2” 22-1/2” wide 17-1/2” nose 19” tail 3-1/2” thick 49 lbs. The board may have been shortened somewhat by cutting off the tail. “Dick purchased this…
CSM
August 10, 2020
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Surfboard Craftsmanship Artistry in Wood

Surfboards are meant to be surfed. Or are they? That said, several surfboard shapers have produced wooden boards that are such fine examples of craftsmanship and artistic expression that they can considered…
CSM
August 3, 2020
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Guy Motil – Huntington Beach

photo: Guy Motil. Guy Motil is also on the Surf Museum Board of Advisors. The photo was shot in January 1978 on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, California. The car belonged to…
CSM
June 30, 2020
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I CAN`T SURF ANYMORE

I CAN`T SURF ANYMORE. I DO THOUGH STILL CALL MYSELF A SURFER, ONCE YOU HAVE LIVED TO BE A TRUE SURFER YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A SURFER IN YOUR HEART. MY BODY…
CSM
May 27, 2020
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Million Dollar Mermaid

A Movie Star/Water Woman Changes Women’s Swimwear in the 40s and 50s  Esther Williams was a seminal figure in both the popularization of surfing and of women’s swimwear. She hailed herself as…
CSM
May 1, 2020