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Hanalei Gun by Bill Hamilton

Another beautiful gun, donated by SHACC Founding Partner, Tom Holbrook. This 1999 custom 9'6" board was built by Bill Hamilton (Laird's step dad) for Tom for riding at Hanalei Bay in Kauai. Fabric wrapped rails. Currently on display in SHACC's showroom.


Alternative Wave Riding Equipment

One of Laird Hamilton's hydrofoil boards, a Dyno kneeboard, a '70s Victoria Skimboard, a '60s "Paipo" bellyboard, a Hawaiian plywood, fiberglass and resin paipo, a balsa twinfin bellyboard, an Enjoy handplane, some swim fins (including 1 of Mark Cunningham's), a McDonald's tray, a canvas mat (good for rashes from neck to knees), an early Boogie Board, a Hawaiian bellyboard (popular with visiting tourists in the '30s, '40s & '50s), and a Peruvian Caballito de Totora.


Santa Barbara County Beach Club

This is a digital print of Renny Yaters Santa Barbara County Surf Club's beach colony at the Hollister Ranch. The Digital print took many hours to finish was a two-shot sequence taken by Jeff Kruthers in 1970, just days before the colony was burned to the ground by developers. The print is 20"x60" and printed on metal. It was donated by Jerry Wallner, who pieced the image together. It currently hangs as part of our Yater exhibit but it will eventually make its way over to where our Greenough kneeboard is on display. 
Please click on the image to view at a larger size


Yater/Ancell Abalone Board

In the mid '00s, surfer and artist, Kevin Ancell began working with surfboard shaper Renny Yater on collectible surfboards, with Ancell designing intricate abalone and mother of pearl inlays. This one, featured along with several other collaboration boards between Kevin and Renny, will be on display at SHACC as part of our "Yater" exhibit, which opens Saturday, November 7 and runs through January 2016. The board also has an abalone painted by Kevin on the deck and bottom, showing the two sides of the shell. This board is a tribute to one of Renny and Kevin's favorite breaks, Rincon, California, the "Queen of the Coast."


SHACC's California Gold Vintage Surf Auction 2015 Catalog


Don James - Early Dana Point and San Onofre

Dana Point, 1937

San Onofre, circa late 1930s-early 1940s

Just imagine....


Digital Watermarking of our images – Public Notice

As part of our commitment to protecting our image donors, the Surfing Heritage Foundation has begun using digital watermarking on ALL of our images, including those images seen on our website. This watermark is not visible to the eye, but is easily seen by many computer programs such at Photoshop and other image editing programs. In addition, we have also purchased a “watermark spider” that crawls the Internet specifically looking for any images that contain our SHF watermark. The Surfing Heritage Foundation is prepared to take the appropriate action should we find any illegal or unlicensed usage of images from our files.