The Surfing Heritage Foundation preserves, presents, and promotes surfing’s roots, and you can be a part of the cause by attending these exciting events coming up in the next few months. Located in San Clemente, California, near the iconic Lower Trestles, SHF hosts legendary surfers for special events inviting community participation, as they expose and share surfing’s rich heritage .
February 21: Harry Chandler and the Surfing Chandler Family
This Thursday, February 21 at 7:00p.m., Harry Chandler will be presenting slides and film clips on surfing history of the Chandler family, as well as from his book Dreamers in Dream City. The Chandler family has a deep history with the sport and Harry himself will be showing off rare footage of his parents, Otis and Marilyn, surfing Killer Dana and Dana Strands. Harry Chandler is a fifth-generation Southern Californian whose publication, Dreamers in Dream City, presents a stylized portrait of sixty of Southern California’s most inspirational individuals.
Admission to this event is $10 and will be held at the Surfing Heritage Foundation, 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA.
March 2-May 4: The First Book On Surfing
A.R. Gurrey, Jr. (1874-1927) hand-crafted a book featuring eight black and white prints and a poem titled “Childe Harold,” by Lord Byron. Only eight copies of Gurrey’s The Surf Riders of Hawaii are known to exist. For a short period, the Surfing Heritage Foundation will have Gurrey’s personal edition on display loaned by the Gurrey family. The exibition will be on view at the Surfing Heritage Foundation from March 2 to May 4, 2013.
Gurrey’s The Surf Riders of Hawaii will be included in the forthcoming California Gold: The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction presented by the Quiksilver Waterman Collection. For more information please visit the auction website by clicking here.
March 14: Disinterred: Rob Wellington Quigley and Rick Griffin
Rob Quigley, a nationally recognized architect, grew up in the Pacific Palisades of Southern California surrounded by murals painted by famous surf artsist, Rick Griffin, that have been donated to the Surfing Heritage Foundation. Quigley became a pioneer in the design of architecturally significant, yet affordable housing for the working poor. Quigley will discuss the influence that Griffin had on his architectural career.
Admission to this event is $10 at Surfing Heritage Foundation, 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA.
March 31: Stoked Annual Fund Campaign Drive Goal $50,000 by March 31
The Surfing Heritage Foundation campaign funds the basic operations of the foundation including the building, staff and programs. The Stoked Annual Fund is critical to keeping the doors open. Help reach the goal of $50,000 by March 31.