Hot Curl Returns To California Surf Museum Sunday March 30

On Sunday, March 30, drop by the California Surf Museum from 1-4 pm and enjoy an afternoon with noted artist and cartoonist Michael Dormer, creator of the beloved and zany ’60s surfing icon “Hot Curl.” Dormer will be exhibiting a handcrafted, life-size “Spittin’ Image” of the famed statue originally erected in 1963 at Windansea beach. The Hot Curl Statue is to reside once more in the loving embrace of the California Surf Museum. 

“The statue itself belongs in the museum, Heck – I belong in a museum!” Dormer admits. 

Everyone is welcome. Admission to the “Hot Curl Returns” event is free, and CSM will provide a free spread of snacks. Plus, a variety of beverages will be available for the very low price of a small donation – so get here early!  

Surfer Magazine has been working with Dormer for two years, running topical Hot Curl cartoons in most issues to the enjoyment of all (most)! Dormer is thrilled that after FORTY YEARS Hot Curl is able to capture a whole new generation to his “counter-culture” world of wonder and wackiness.  At seventy-plus years young, Dormer is very active, cartooning for magazines including Surfer and Road & Track. 

The return would not be complete without a supporting line of essential Hot Curl T-shirts and other sought after artifacts, such as SIGNED, limited edition prints and coffee mugs. We hope you will join us for this fun afternoon!

The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center on the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving, and chronicling its art, culture, and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations. 

The California Surf Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located at 223 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA, 92054. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments at (760) 721-6876 or csm@surfmuseum.org.