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CLICK HERE to purchase tickets
“The Summer may be Endless,
but this honor happens only once”
SHACC is hosting 3 monumental events: The SHACC National Luau, a Tribute to Surfing & The Endless Summer, on Friday August, 21, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington DC to honor Bruce Brown, legendary filmmaker and the 50th anniversary of his documentary, The Endless Summer.  Among the Luau’s iconic attendees are filmmaker Bruce Brown, the stars of The Endless Summer, Robert August and Mike Hynson, and other legendary surfers featured in the film, Greg Noll, Paul Strauch, Fred Hemmings and Joey Cabell. Other attending legends include Wingnut, PT, Tom Morey, Mimi Munro, Dick Catri, Henry Ford, Jericho Poppler, "Balsa" Bill Yerkes, Jack "Murph the Surf" Murphy, Bob Bagley, Patti Paniccia, Peter Pan, Sean Slater, Tony Caramanico, Charlie Bunger, Michio Degawa and Bruce "The Snake" Gabrielson.
New artwork created by John Van Hamersveld (creator of the iconic original Endless Summer poster) for SHACC's DC Luau event.

The significance of this event is that surfing will officially be recognized as a sport, culture and lifestyle at these prestigious events. SHACC will be showcasing its Endless Summer collection, which is the most comprehensive collection of authentic memorabilia from the film. The star of Endless Summer II, Robert “Wingnut” Weaver, will be the host for the evening.

During the Luau, special guest Cecil Lear, co-founder of the Eastern Surfing Association, will be presented with the SHACC Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1967 Cecil Lear and David Reese organized the ESA to spread the stoke of surfing and give surfers of all ages the opportunity to compete in amateur surf contests. Today, after nearly a half century, Cecil remains actively involved in the ESA — the world's largest amateur surfing organization.

The second event will be held on Saturday, August 22. It's a public donation ceremony by SHACC to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Titled “WAVE OF INNOVATION: SURFING AND THE ENDLESS SUMMER, it will be hosted by The Lemelson Center for the Study of Innovation and Invention. The donation, curated by SHACC, includes a timeline of historic surfboards (including one shaped by Duke Kahanamoku), an original 16mm copy of The Endless Summer, the film’s iconic poster, and other artifacts that represent surfing’s culture and lifestyle. Following the ceremony there will be educational presentations and panels discussing the impact surfing and The Endless Summer film have had on today’s society.

The third celebration will honor Duke Kahanamoku’s 125th birthday at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indians on Monday, August 24. Duke Kahanamoku, considered the “Father of modern surfing,” made the sport world famous by traveling around the world as the Ambassador of Aloha from Hawaii after winning a total of five medals in three different Olympics.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets
CLICK HERE to visit SHACC'S National Luau Facebook page



Blogger Unknown said...

Very excited for all involved with this event

August 11, 2015 at 7:41 AM  

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