was created in 2000 by well-known surf industry professional and historian Dick Metz. His vision – which became the SHACC’s mission - was clear: “To preserve, protect, and share surfing’s history and culture with the world.”
Dick not only donated his amazing collection of surfboards and surf memorabilia, but arranged for significant endowments from a hundred Founding Partners, and the SHACC
was off and running. Spencer Croul joined Metz in 2004, adding his extensive collection to the mix and building out their remarkable museum.
Today’s SHACC is constantly creating entertaining and educational exhibits and digital content. It also hosts two unique events each year, recognizing the influencers in surf culture. Adapting to the unprecedented changes that have occurred since March of this year, the SHACC quickly went virtual.
With a lot of help from an incredible board of directors and advisory council, the SHACC is reimagining how it collects and shares the stories, characters, equipment, photography and print that authentically represents the rich, colorful history of the surf lifestyle. Immerse yourself in those memories by visiting the SHACC website or on Facebook and Instagram.
"Surfing, alone among sports, generates laughter at its very suggestion, and this is because it turns not a skill into an art, but an inexplicable and useless urge into a vital way of life." -Matt Warshaw
Until next time,