Newport Harbor Nautical Museum Features OC Surf History Exhibit

New Surfing Exhibit
ORANGE PEEL – A slice of Orange County Surfing History

April 1, 2005 Newport Beach, CA: The Newport Harbor Nautical Museum today announced its newest exhibit, “Orange Peel — A Slice of Orange County Surfing History. Slated to open May 27 and continue running through September 6, the exhibit will offer visitors a rarely before seen glimpse into the birthplace of surfing in Orange County, California.

Chronicling surf pioneers iconic to orange County such as Tom Blake, Loren “Whitey Harrison and Phil Edwards and exhibit highlights which include photography by Leroy Grannis, Art Brewer, Ron Romanosky, Flame, Dennis Junor and Woody Woodworth, vintage boards (including Tom Blake’s paddle board from Corona Del Mar), historical surf movie posters, rare surf footage of Corona del Mar in 1930’s and a look a surf fashion thru the years and much more.

“From San Onofre to Seal Beach, surfing has influenced some aspect of social, political and environmental development in Orange County. Says Felipe Bascope, guest curator and surfer, “My hopes are that this exhibit will either remind the surfer of our local roots and enlighten the non-surfer of the wealth of surf history we share here in Orange County.

SPECIAL EVENT: Visitors will also be able to board Quiksilver’s famous 75 foot long, surfing, environmental and educational ship “The Crossing, which will be docked alongside the museum from June 26h to July 3rd. Other special events will be taking place during that week as well.

This exhibit has been possible by the generous support of Quiksilver.

Open to the Public
The museum hours are:
Tuesday -Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
There is a suggested donation of $5 for adults.

For general information please call 949-673-7863 or visit the museum’s website at
About Newport Harbor Nautical Museum

About the Museum
NHNM is the only nautical museum in Orange County and creates a unique environment in which visitors of all ages can learn, imagine, create and participate in the rich nautical heritage and progressive environmental programs of Orange County, Southern California and the Pacific Region.

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Glenn Zagoren
President & Executive Director
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