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December 30, 2002 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
From outside, the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum looks more like a doctor's office, its Art Deco facade lost amid downtown redevelopment and fresh stucco. But inside, it's got a going-back-in-time feel. Visitors are greeted with old movie posters and photographs from the 1960s of Southern California surf stars such as David Nuuhiwa, Corky Carroll and Huntington's own Robert August, who starred in Bruce Brown's cherished documentary "The Endless Summer."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1994 | ROBERT BARKER
Visitors from 38 nations and 50 states have raved about the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum. Surfing fans fill a visitors' registration book on the museum director's desk with laudatory comments like "rad," "stoked," "cosmic" and "this place rules." One visitor wrote, "The most fun I've ever had in a museum." The museum, at 411 Olive Ave.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 1989 | GEORGE BUNDY SMITH, Times Staff Writer
The first electric guitar that surf-rock pioneer Dick Dale ever picked has been stolen from the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum. "I'm still numb," said Dale, who lives in Huntington Beach. The thief "couldn't have been a real surfer. Real surfers don't do that. It's got to be some misguided fool." The guitar and a VCR were stolen from the 6-month-old museum, a repository for surfing memorabilia at 312 Walnut Ave., between Friday night and Saturday morning, police said.
NEWS
February 23, 1990
A fund-raising effort for the new Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum is under way, involving surfers and the numbers of waves they can ride in two hours. The first Wave-A-Thon solicits pledges for a donation for each wave a surfer can ride within that time. Surfers are allowed to pick any date or time of day between now and Monday, the cutoff date for the event. The sponsor, Bleu Ice Sportswear, is donating prizes to the top fund-raisers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1994 | ROBERT BARKER
Visitors from 38 nations and 50 states have raved about the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum. Surfing fans fill a visitors' registration book on the museum director's desk with laudatory comments like "rad," "stoked," "cosmic" and "this place rules." One visitor wrote, "The most fun I've ever had in a museum." The museum, at 411 Olive Ave.
NEWS
March 11, 1993 | RICK FIGNETTI and DAVID REYES, Rockin' Fig is Rick Fignetti, a Huntington Beach surfer/shop owner. Times staff writer David Reyes has reported on U.S. surf teams competing in Bali and Brazil. and
Inside a one-story building in Huntington Beach, off the side of an alley three blocks from the beach, is the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, surfing's house of nostalgia. Rockin' Fig and I visited the museum, which has been customized with a rooftop artwork of old long-boards stuck together at odd angles. Fig: Yeah, what are they? Antennas? I wonder what kind of signals they're picking up. The museum is staffed by volunteers.
NEWS
April 28, 1991 | PATRICIA MARROQUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been featured in Street Rodder, Sunset and Playboy magazines and has captured the attention of "Late Night With David Letterman." Its gift shop sells tiki necklaces, dancing raisins and "Surf's Up!" fruit snacks. Notable artifacts include a car hood ornament and an electric guitar. Welcome to the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2002 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
From outside, the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum looks more like a doctor's office, its Art Deco facade lost amid downtown redevelopment and fresh stucco. But inside, it's got a going-back-in-time feel. Visitors are greeted with old movie posters and photographs from the 1960s of Southern California surf stars such as David Nuuhiwa, Corky Carroll and Huntington's own Robert August, who starred in Bruce Brown's cherished documentary "The Endless Summer."
NEWS
March 11, 1993 | RICK FIGNETTI and DAVID REYES, Rockin' Fig is Rick Fignetti, a Huntington Beach surfer/shop owner. Times staff writer David Reyes has reported on U.S. surf teams competing in Bali and Brazil. and
Inside a one-story building in Huntington Beach, off the side of an alley three blocks from the beach, is the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, surfing's house of nostalgia. Rockin' Fig and I visited the museum, which has been customized with a rooftop artwork of old long-boards stuck together at odd angles. Fig: Yeah, what are they? Antennas? I wonder what kind of signals they're picking up. The museum is staffed by volunteers.
NEWS
April 28, 1991 | PATRICIA MARROQUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been featured in Street Rodder, Sunset and Playboy magazines and has captured the attention of "Late Night With David Letterman." Its gift shop sells tiki necklaces, dancing raisins and "Surf's Up!" fruit snacks. Notable artifacts include a car hood ornament and an electric guitar. Welcome to the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum.
NEWS
February 23, 1990
A fund-raising effort for the new Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum is under way, involving surfers and the numbers of waves they can ride in two hours. The first Wave-A-Thon solicits pledges for a donation for each wave a surfer can ride within that time. Surfers are allowed to pick any date or time of day between now and Monday, the cutoff date for the event. The sponsor, Bleu Ice Sportswear, is donating prizes to the top fund-raisers.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 1989 | GEORGE BUNDY SMITH, Times Staff Writer
The first electric guitar that surf-rock pioneer Dick Dale ever picked has been stolen from the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum. "I'm still numb," said Dale, who lives in Huntington Beach. The thief "couldn't have been a real surfer. Real surfers don't do that. It's got to be some misguided fool." The guitar and a VCR were stolen from the 6-month-old museum, a repository for surfing memorabilia at 312 Walnut Ave., between Friday night and Saturday morning, police said.
NEWS
November 30, 1997
A benefit concert to raise money for the Donny Bridgman Scholarship Foundation at the University of Colorado will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, 411 W. Olive Ave. The concert, being sponsored by Drive SAFE (Safety Awareness for Everyone), will feature surf guitar great Dick Dale and other local surf music acts to honor the memory of Bridgman, killed in last May's accident involving 10 Newport Harbor High School students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1990
A fund-raising effort for the new Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum is under way, involving surfers and the numbers of waves they can ride in two hours. The first Wave-A-Thon solicits pledges for a donation for each wave a surfer can ride within that time. Surfers are allowed to pick any date or time of day between now and Feb. 26, the cutoff date for the event. The sponsor, Bleu Ice Sportswear, is donating prizes to the top fund-raisers.
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