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July 21 – Vicky Durand and Heather Hudson celebrate legendary surfing women in print and film

Author Vicky Durand and filmmaker Heather Hudson share stories of two amazing and legendary women.

Author Vicky Durand shares Wave Woman, a biography about her mother, Hawaii wahine surfing pioneer Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt, in a presentation and book signing.

A charming and intimate biography, a love letter from a daughter to her progressive mother, who broke glass ceilings with simple curiosity and desire.

Books available at CSM! $29.95.

Only books purchased at CSM will be signed. All Museum Store sales help support CSM.

Filmmaker Heather Hudson will be screening and discussing 93 Letters From Marge.

Surfing Pioneer and icon, Marge Calhoun shares memories and reflects on her long life, in handwritten letters to a friend. The film chronicles stories from her adventurous life that began in a little Hollywood cottage to her last days while sitting in her home next to a “picture window” with views to the sea and Morro Bay, CA. Though age had taken a toll on her body, Marge’s mind was sharp and could take her anywhere she wanted to go! This sweet and personal film shines a light on the life of the 1958 Makaha International Surfing Champion, an inspiring woman who lived life to the fullest. She loved the ocean, surfing and especially BIG waves! Her glass was half full, not empty. She offers words of encouragement and expresses a joy of life and the fact that one is never too old to enjoy the ocean and as Marge says, “the gifts from the powers that be.”

Doors open at 6 pm. Wednesday, July 21

General admission $5.

CSM members free.

Seating is limited • RSVP (760) 721-6876

Important notice re COVID-19: Please note any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed while in attendance at this event. We encourage you to follow the California Surf Museum’s safety policies, as well as local laws and restrictions.