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Podcast – Artistry In Wood

In our first of what we hope to be many podcasts, premiere shapers Gary Linden and Carl Ekstrom talk about surfboard design with Surf Museum President Jim Kempton - and discuss the…
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November 24, 2020
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“The O” – Oceanside Anthem by Shane Hall

Award-winning Oceanside musician Shane Hall presents the new Oceanside Anthem: "The O" - celebrating Oceanside and its designation as an official California Cultural District! The video premiered at the inaugural Oceanside Culture…
CSM
November 10, 2020
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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…
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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