Friday, March 26, 2010

Update on Mike Marshall's Paddle Out

Surf Historian and Shaper, Mike "Red" Marshall
Sept. 18, 1942-Feb. 6, 2010
Here are the details for Mike's memorial, there will be a Paddle Out at 9am on Thursday, April 8, at Blackies (the surf spot, not the bar) in Newport Beach, followed by a Celebration of Mike's Life, at Mike and Sharon's home (directions will be available at the paddle out). Please note the change in location for after the beach ceremony, which has been moved from the Harbour exhibit at Orange Coast College, to the Marshall's residence. You might want to consider carpooling for this reason, as parking will be somewhat limited.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Surfing Heritage Shapers Seminar with Bill Thrailkill

Bill Thrailkill is hosting the fourth of his shaping seminars here at the Heritage on Saturday, April 3, from 9AM-3PM. The cost is $50, which includes a one-year membership to Surfing Heritage. In addition to the seminar, you'll be receiving a pair of Rainbow Sandals, SHF t-shirt, $10 gift certificate, 1-year membership to Transworld Surf, 2010 Cooperfish Calendar, bar of Sticky Bumps wax, and free admittance to our museum in San Clemente. How can you pass up an offer like this? Seating is very limited-this event always sells out and there are only a few seats left-so call today to reserve your spot. 949.388.0313.

Basilone Road

It’s amazing how many times I have driven the road to San O and never once gave it a thought as to what Basilone road was named after.

I did a little research and found out the following:

Basilone Road is named after a Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone, (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945). He was a United States Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. His story will be told during the new TV series called The Pacific.
A section of U.S. Interstate 5 running through Camp Pendleton is named the "Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Highway".

About the TV series:
About Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone

Monday, March 08, 2010


Time beaten, but still serving...
Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest on a search for surf mission...

Monday, March 01, 2010

Doc Porto at the Surfing Heritage Museum

Come join us for the opening reception of
"DOC PORTO" the new work of JOHN CULQUI
Saturday, March 6th · 6-9pm

Exhibit Dates · March 6 - March 28, 2010
Closing Reception & Live Painting with the Artist · Sunday, March 28th, 1-4PM
Come see first hand the creation of Surfing Heritage's exclusive limited-edition print by John Culqui

South Coast Plaza West (formerly Crystal Court) 3333 Bear St., ste 303, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714.800.1654