Surfing Heritage Foundation Invited To Exhibit At Orange County Airport

SAN CLEMENTE, Ca. -May, 2008: “23 Miles of Tradition and Lore, The History of Surfing in Orange County,” describes the development and role of surfing in each beach town along the Orange County coast, with aerial maps and photographs highlighting surf break locations, historical sketches, surf landmarks, significant personalities and objects of interest. The exhibits, spanning the entire length of the main terminal at John Wayne Airport, will run for 4 months during July through October, 2008, with millions of travelers exposed to Orange County’s rich surf history.

Growing from non-conformist and colorful roots, surfing’s unique culture has become a hallmark of Southern California lifestyle and the basis of a billion-dollar fashion industry centered in this area. The exhibit showcases the Surfing Heritage Foundation’s effort to preserve and portray the sport’s history more accurately. This exhibit will be scanned, archived, and displayed at the Foundation’s website, when the exhibit is finished.

Now in its seventh year and currently located in San Clemente, CA, the Surfing Heritage Foundation is working to establish a world-class cultural heritage facility in Orange County and launching an on-line virtual museum.  Meanwhile, their focus continues to be the collecting and preservation of historical surf craft, photography, books, periodicals & paper, and many other items of cultural importance, much of which originated in Orange County.

For more information on how you can support the Foundation’s efforts contact Development Director, Casey Caston at casey@surfingheritage.org or at (949) 388-0313.

About The Surfing Heritage Foundation
Founded in 2001, the Surfing Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserve, present and promote surfing’s heritage for the appreciation and education of current and future generations. Surfing Heritage accomplishes this through; Preservation– Archiving significant surfboards, photography, oral history, publishing, art, life-style, film, and objects of cultural value; Presentation: creating a world-class museum/resource facility, research library, traveling exhibits, and website content; Promotion: providing one of a kind experiences with the legends of surf culture, through films, exhibits, music, and special events. For more information visit SurfingHeritage.org.