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HOPE YOU WEREN’T LEFT OUT

Thoughts on our recent run of epic winter surf Well mid-December through late January 2021 was a magical time to be a surfer.....with historic runs of NW swells and tasty conditions for…
CSM
March 6, 2021
Stories

L.J. Richards: Gentleman Surfer

John “Little John” Richards was born in 1939 and raised in Oceanside, and has been one of San Diego County’s most enduring and respected surf figures. In a career spanning six decades…
CSM
February 17, 2021
Stories

A Ride Through O’side Surf History

Surfing culture is vibrant and alive in O’side! The history surrounding the sport’s lifestyle and uniqueness is spotlighted at none other than Oceanside’s California Surf Museum (CSM)! Since 1986, CSM has worked to preserve…
CSM
February 16, 2021
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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…
CSM
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
Stories

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
Stories

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