The Real Gidget Tells Her Story

Tonight come meet the real Gidget
and hear the untold story…


California Surf Festival

Wednesday, Oct. 6
7:00 pm
Brooks Theater

The untold story of the real “Gidget,” Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, and how her account of surfing Malibu in the mid-50’s became the basis for a best-selling novel, an enduring Hollywood movie/TV franchise and a slice of Americana, impacting both popular culture and the sport of surfing.


Sally Field-Oscar winning actor (TV’s “Gidget”)
Cliff Robertson-Oscar winning actor (“Kahuna”)
James Darren-Actor/Singer (“Moondoggie”)
Paul Wendkos-Director (“Gidget,” “Gidget Goes Hawaiian”)
Bill Asher-Director (“Gidget” TV series)
Gregory Harrison- Actor (“Trapper John, M.D.,” “North Shore”)
Caryn Richman-Actor (“The New Gidget” TV series)
Layne Beachley-Seven-time World Surf Champion
Leah Dawson – Women’s Longboard Surf Champion
Summer Romero- Top Longboard Surfer
Jericho Poppler Bartlow-Former US Surf Champion
Kassia Meador-Top Longboard Surfer/Roxy Model
Belen Kimble-Top Longboard Surfer
Carla Rowland-Malibu Surf Champion
Lance Carson-Surf Legend (“Endless Summer”)
Mike Doyle-Surf Legend/Former US Champion
Mickey Munoz-Surf Legend

$8 California Surf Museum members
$10 non-members

Special VIP Reception:
Girls Night Out

Meet Kathy “Gidget” Zuckeman, buy her book and have it signed, enjoy light appetizers and drinks.

6:00 pm
Brooks Theater
217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside

$20 California Surf Museum members
$25 non-members
VIP ticket includes admission to the film

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Oct. 6-10, 2010
Oceanside, CA

Ticket Information

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(760) 721-6876.

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