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August 1, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And now, the history of surfing. "It started in Hawaii," offered Steve Unruh, staring out at the breakers from Surfer's Point in Ventura. "That's about all I know." Unruh, a 42-year-old electrical construction worker, is a bright guy. He moved here from Kansas three years ago, and he only took up surfing last year. So, like many surfers, he participates in a culture he has studied little.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2010 | Hector Tobar
If you owned a surfboard 20, 40 or even 60 years ago, and used it often, there's a group of people in San Clemente who would really like to hear from you. Maybe you surfed a stretch of coastline when the waves were taller than they are today — because a certain harbor and breakwater didn't exist back then. Maybe you surfed in a time and place where few others did. Like Dick Huffman, now 98, who would go out to the beaches of Corona del Mar in the 1920s with a bathing suit, some lumber and an ax, and make his own board before heading into the water.
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NEWS
July 30, 1999 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sportswear retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is facing a tidal wave of criticism from part of the surf community for a recent catalog that shows a historic photo amid shots of apparently nude male models. A lawsuit filed by five legendary surfers this spring is still pending in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana. The surfers allege their names and likenesses were used to sell goods without their knowledge or permission.
SPORTS
July 18, 2009 | Pete Thomas
The Hurley U.S. Open of Surfing, which will have the largest first-place prize in competitive surfing history, begins a nine-day run today alongside the Huntington Beach Pier. Winner of the men's division in the six-star ASP World Qualifying Series contest will receive $100,000, thanks to an $80,000 sponsor boost. A star-studded field includes nine-time world champion Kelly Slater, three-time world champion Andy Irons and three-time U.S. Open champion Rob Machado.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
Surf City is soon to have a surfing museum. The grand opening celebration of the new International Surfing Museum downtown will be June 16, beginning at 4:45 p.m. The museum is housed in a renovated, 1930s-era former doctors' office at 411 Olive St. "A lot of time and energy have been placed in this, and it's really going to be beautiful space and the beginning of a new future," said Julie Christine, assistant curator, at a press briefing at the museum on Thursday.
SPORTS
June 24, 1993 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Corky Carroll is learning how to ride the nose again . . . which is akin to saying Sam Snead is reacquainting himself with the bunker shot or Jean-Claude Killy is trying to remember how to make a sharp turn on skis. Carroll, a five-time U.S. surfing champion, quit competitive surfing in a fit of disgust after the 1972 world championships. He was only 24. Now, more than two decades later, he's contemplating a comeback as a professional longboarder.
NEWS
December 7, 1997 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drew Kampion rode his first wave during the summer of '62 in Malibu. He never forgot it. That first "awkward ride on a small wall of surging whitewater was my rite of passage, my initiation, into a new world," Kampion writes in the introduction to "Stoked: A History of Surf Culture" (General Publishing Book; $29.95).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2010 | Hector Tobar
If you owned a surfboard 20, 40 or even 60 years ago, and used it often, there's a group of people in San Clemente who would really like to hear from you. Maybe you surfed a stretch of coastline when the waves were taller than they are today — because a certain harbor and breakwater didn't exist back then. Maybe you surfed in a time and place where few others did. Like Dick Huffman, now 98, who would go out to the beaches of Corona del Mar in the 1920s with a bathing suit, some lumber and an ax, and make his own board before heading into the water.
SPORTS
December 2, 1999 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who is the greatest surfer in Orange County history? The question seems easy enough. After all, plenty of surfing history has been made on the coast of this county. Duke Kahanamoku, the original beach boy, surfed Big Corona early this century with Orange County's prodigal waterman, Lorrin "Whitey" Harrison. Hobie Alter, an excellent surfer himself, opened the world's first surf shop in Dana Point in the 1950s. The mainland's only major surfing contest is held every summer in Huntington Beach, a.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1989 | Mike Boehm
Robert J. Dalley was hooked in an instant when he heard the surf rock instrumental "Pipeline" barreling over the radio one day in 1963. Dalley, 15 at the time, bought an electric guitar with his paper route money and set out to become part of the instrumental surf music scene that crested during the early '60s, then ebbed with the arrival of the Beatles. But it was with a typewriter, rather than with a Fender Stratocaster, that Dalley ultimately wound up writing his chapter in surf rock history.
SPORTS
December 2, 1999 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who is the greatest surfer in Orange County history? The question seems easy enough. After all, plenty of surfing history has been made on the coast of this county. Duke Kahanamoku, the original beach boy, surfed Big Corona early this century with Orange County's prodigal waterman, Lorrin "Whitey" Harrison. Hobie Alter, an excellent surfer himself, opened the world's first surf shop in Dana Point in the 1950s. The mainland's only major surfing contest is held every summer in Huntington Beach, a.
NEWS
July 30, 1999 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sportswear retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is facing a tidal wave of criticism from part of the surf community for a recent catalog that shows a historic photo amid shots of apparently nude male models. A lawsuit filed by five legendary surfers this spring is still pending in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana. The surfers allege their names and likenesses were used to sell goods without their knowledge or permission.
NEWS
December 7, 1997 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drew Kampion rode his first wave during the summer of '62 in Malibu. He never forgot it. That first "awkward ride on a small wall of surging whitewater was my rite of passage, my initiation, into a new world," Kampion writes in the introduction to "Stoked: A History of Surf Culture" (General Publishing Book; $29.95).
SPORTS
June 24, 1993 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Corky Carroll is learning how to ride the nose again . . . which is akin to saying Sam Snead is reacquainting himself with the bunker shot or Jean-Claude Killy is trying to remember how to make a sharp turn on skis. Carroll, a five-time U.S. surfing champion, quit competitive surfing in a fit of disgust after the 1972 world championships. He was only 24. Now, more than two decades later, he's contemplating a comeback as a professional longboarder.
NEWS
August 1, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And now, the history of surfing. "It started in Hawaii," offered Steve Unruh, staring out at the breakers from Surfer's Point in Ventura. "That's about all I know." Unruh, a 42-year-old electrical construction worker, is a bright guy. He moved here from Kansas three years ago, and he only took up surfing last year. So, like many surfers, he participates in a culture he has studied little.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
Surf City is soon to have a surfing museum. The grand opening celebration of the new International Surfing Museum downtown will be June 16, beginning at 4:45 p.m. The museum is housed in a renovated, 1930s-era former doctors' office at 411 Olive St. "A lot of time and energy have been placed in this, and it's really going to be beautiful space and the beginning of a new future," said Julie Christine, assistant curator, at a press briefing at the museum on Thursday.
SPORTS
July 18, 2009 | Pete Thomas
The Hurley U.S. Open of Surfing, which will have the largest first-place prize in competitive surfing history, begins a nine-day run today alongside the Huntington Beach Pier. Winner of the men's division in the six-star ASP World Qualifying Series contest will receive $100,000, thanks to an $80,000 sponsor boost. A star-studded field includes nine-time world champion Kelly Slater, three-time world champion Andy Irons and three-time U.S. Open champion Rob Machado.
BUSINESS
December 2, 1993 | Anne Michaud, Times staff writer
Surfing Into 30th Year: Surfing magazine marks its 30th anniversary next year, having published its first issue in December, 1964. To celebrate, it is planning three special collectors' editions. In March, it will publish "30 epic photos" chosen by a panel of world-renowned surfers. In August come the "30 greatest moments in surfing history." And November will witness a description of the "30 biggest waves ever ridden."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1989 | Mike Boehm
Robert J. Dalley was hooked in an instant when he heard the surf rock instrumental "Pipeline" barreling over the radio one day in 1963. Dalley, 15 at the time, bought an electric guitar with his paper route money and set out to become part of the instrumental surf music scene that crested during the early '60s, then ebbed with the arrival of the Beatles. But it was with a typewriter, rather than with a Fender Stratocaster, that Dalley ultimately wound up writing his chapter in surf rock history.
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