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Calendar >  Reminder! The Chronicles Of G-Land Tomorrow!

Reminder! The Chronicles Of G-Land Tomorrow!

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The Chronicles of G-Land

By Dian Hadiani with special guest Doug Warbrick

Doors open at 6pm$10 general admission & $5 current CSM members

Seating is limited. Call 760-721-6876 to buy your ticket in advance to reserve your seat.

The Chronicles of G-Land

By Dian Hadiani with special guest Doug Warbrick

Doors open at 6pm $10 general admission & $5 current CSM members

Seating is limited. Call 760-721-6876 to buy your ticket in advance to reserve your seat.

“As interesting as G-Land surf lore, legend, and history are, the story of an unscrupulous Western con man becoming a father figure to an orphaned Asian jungle boy is gold!”  — Dick Lewis, editor, The Chronicles of G-Land

Come hear Dian talk story on the environment and the relationships between the local Javanese people and the surfer. She will tell the story of John Michael Boyum’s right hand man Sunar and their touching story.

In April 2022 Dian published The Chronicles of G-Land. G-Land is the most fabled surf break in the world, located in East Java. Well known is the surf camp that is considered the first in the world, established in 1977 by a notorious American surfer, John Michael Boyum.

Doug Warbrick came to G-Land in 1976 before it monetized, and no camp had yet been built. Mike Boyum was working on “The Permit” to build the surf camp. He fooled the authority of the Alas Purwo National Park, but the Indonesian power were all aware about the business venture Mike was planning to build. They gave a “magic letter” that overpowered the National Park. 

Dian has never shied away from controversy or the truth in her detailed investigation of particular issues which fire her passions. For The Chronicles of G-Land, she conducted extensive research and painstakingly validated all information which she skillfully weaves through the narrative. Some threads in her rich tapestry of stories have led to the rediscovery of long-lost facts about Alas Purwo National Park.

Dian Hadiani was born in Bandung, West Java, December 3, 1967. She received university degrees in Culinary Art as well as Marketing Management. She has been writing creatively for the past two decades as part of her work in the diverse fields of marketing and communications.

Dian was introduced to surfing in 2000 when she visited Cimaja, West Java. She went to Bali to investigate further about surfing, soon afterwards she moved to Bali. In 2008 to 2010 she conducted research on surfing tourism in Australia, and aimed to assist the Indonesian government to develop a well-planned surfing tourism with cultural and environmental sustainability.

Doug Warbrick is an Australian businessman, founder of the Rip Curl brand and notable figure in the sport ofsurfing. He is credited for bringing the longest running surf event in history, the Bells Beach Surf Classic to the professional surfing circuit. He is a founding member of the ASP World Tour surf aficionado and athlete mentor. In 2010, Warbrick was inducted into the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame. Photo: ROWLAND © 2008

Hard cover 9.5″ x 8.25″ – 350 pages $75 .. The Chronicles of G-Land will be available for purchase at the book talk.

Neverland By Tricia Shantz

Wednesday, September 20

Doors open at 6pm$10 general admission & $5 current CSM members …Seating is limited. Call 760-721-6876 to buy your ticket in advance to reserve your seat.

Book Talk and Book Signing with Tricia Shantz and Rusty Miller

This will probably be Rusty’s last visit to the states so you don’t want to miss this event! Tricia dedicated Neverland to Rusty Miller as the inspiration. The cover is of Roy Meisel, an American who started Bare Nature, the surf shop in Byron Bay, Australia.

The book Neverland is an homage to the pioneering American surfers who went to Byron Bay Australia in the 1960s and 1970s, met the Australian surfers and changed the town forever. Neverland documents the colorful history of the American and Australian surfers who made Byron Bay their home. Told in their own words, the book illustrates how this eclectic group of surfers shaped the Byron Bay we know today. There are 45 interviews of surfers and 173 striking images including the famous: George Greenough, Nat Young, Bob McTavish, Rusty Miller, and the not so famous: Bob Newland, Peter Green, Earl Cochran, Garth Murphy.

“It’s fascinating, and I love the first-person style. The book is brilliant.” — Sean Doherty, Surfing World magazine November 23, 2022

Tricia Shantz, also known as “Mrs. Rusty Miller” is a Social Geographer/Researcher who works in the fields of journalism, urban and social planning and community development. Tricia lives in Byron Bay, Australia. Together with Rusty she published their first two books: Turning Point Surf Portraits and Stories from Bells to Byron 1970-1971 in 2012 and Turning Point II Surf Portraits and Stories Hawaii: Oahu-Kauai-Maui 1968-1972 in 2014, A third book of stories of people living on the streets of Byron Bay was published in 2017. Tricia dedicated Neverland to Rusty as her inspiration.

Rusty Miller is a native Southern Californian, grew up in Encinitas, was a competitive surfer in the 1960s, the 1965 United States Surfing champion, and participated in four Duke contests in Hawaii (1965-1968), started Surf Research with Garth Murphy and Mike Doyle. He moved to Hanalei Kauai, Hawaii in the late ’60s and to Byron Bay in 1970. He started the first alternative newspaper in Byron Bay, The Byron Express in 1973 and has taught surfing in Byron since the early 1970s. 

Hard cover 9.5″ x 8.25″ 184 pages, $75 Neverland will be available for purchase at the book talk.

In Deep by Matt George

Wednesday, September 27

Doors open at 6pm $10 general admission & $5 current CSM members … Seating is limited. Call 760-721-6876 to buy your ticket in advance to reserve your seat.

Book Talk and Book Signing with Matt George

In Deep is surfing journalist Matt George’s soulful collection of nearly four decades of surf writing. It transports readers into the heart of the surfing world’s culture through the eyes and imagination of a master storyteller. 

For over 35 years, Matt George’s feature articles and photographs have stood among the most influential works in surfing journalism. Accepting a post as Senior Contributing Editor for SURFER Magazine in 1985, Mr. George traveled the world through covering all aspects of the sport while garnering a sterling list of awards and achievements. Mr. George is also known for the writing and co-production of the Columbia Tri-Star Feature film “In Gods Hands”, a big wave surfing drama, and the creation of the NBC drama series, Wind on Water. He remains a senior contributor for all the major surf magazines and websites and is an in-demand narrator and public speaker. He resides in Bali, Indonesia and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of South East Asia’s Surftime Magazine. He still surfs every day.

Paperback – 526 pages $25 In Deep will be available for purchase at the book talk.

Wade in the Water:

A Journey Into Black Surfing and Aquatic Culture

Wednesday, October 18

Doors open at 6pm$10 general admission & $5 current CSM members ..Seating is limited. Call 760-721-6876 to buy your ticket in advance to reserve your seat.

A documentary by David Mesfin

Film Screening and Q&A with David Mesfin

The California Surf Museum is thrilled to present an exclusive screening of Wade in the Water. Dive deep into the narrative, experience the passion, and immerse yourself in the film’s riveting storyline.

But that’s not all! Join us post-screening for a captivating Q&A session with the Director and Executive Producer, providing a behind-the-scenes look into the makings of this evocative masterpiece. 

Wade in the Water: A Journey into Black Surfing and Aquatic Culture (2023) reclaims the 1,000-year-old tradition of Black surfing. Piloted by historical experts and community leaders in the BIPOC surfing movement and braiding historical accounts, footage, and recreations, modern-day testimonials, live-action shots, and interviews, the film dismantles the racial barriers of conventional surf culture, delves into the overlooked history of Black surfing’s legacy, and honors its current movement — inspiring the next generation of Black surfers.

David Mesfin – Director, Writer, and Producer – was born in Ethiopia and migrated to the United States at an early age. Growing up in St. Augustine, Florida, he was immersed in a vibrant local surf culture that conceived his passion for the ocean and nature.

After moving to the West Coast to receive his Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Advertising from California State University, Long Beach, David connected with a community of Black surfers that introduced him to the historical context of surfing in Africa.

These formative experiences, which connect his lifelong passion and ancestral roots, spawned the creative inspiration and community-based collaborations that have bloomed into Wade in the Water.

The Super Girl Surf Pro

September 22-24 at Oceanside Pier beach and bandshell

Volunteers are needed to help put on the best event yet including set up on September 21st before the start of the festival.

The event weekend will include the world’s largest women’s surf competition, live concerts and other stage entertainment, a festival village with vendors, a female only esports tournament, fitness classes, food, and much more!

Click here for the online application.

Volunteers are responsible for many aspects of the event, including but not limited to event operations, promotion, athlete registration and management, catering, the festival village, hospitality, competition management, photography, and guest services.

No event would be possible without the generous help of volunteers! Working at the event is a great opportunity to get an insight into the production and execution of a major action sports event and music festival. Service hours paperwork for any school or organization that tracks volunteer hours will be signed.

NOTE: This event is not affiliated with the California Surf Museum but is an opportunity for those interested to be a part of the biggest surf contest in Oceanside, which we are happy to advertise.

15th Annual Gala Fundraiser

14th Annual Gala Fundraiser, 2022, by Becka Vance Photography

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, 4-10pm at at the Cape Rey, Carlsbad with the support from Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Opper Films /The Surf Network

Tickets are now available!

Click here to read about this year’s Gala, purchase your tickets and make your hotel reservation with our group discount. Be sure to check the website for Gala updates.

We are asking for donations for our Gala silent auction to reach our fundraising goals. Please consider donating gift certificates, items, experiences or services that highlight your brand. Click here for donation details. Click here to download a donation form. Thanking you in advance for your support!

2023 Silver Surfers Joey Cabell, Fred Hemmings, Paul Strauch Jr. and Butch Van Artsdalen to be Honored at 15th Annual Gala

The 1965 Duke Kahanamoku surf team. From left: Paul Strauch, Joey Cabell, Duke Kahanamoku, Fred Hemmings, Butch Van Artsdalen. Photo credit: Produced by Kimo McVay for press use.

The four surfing greats named in 1965 by Duke Kahanamoku as charter members of his now famous surf team, created to assist him as ambassadors of surfing and spreading the spirit of Aloha around the world — Joey Cabell, Fred Hemmings, Paul Strauch Jr. and Butch Van Artsdalen — have been named 2023 recipients of the Museum’s “Silver Surfer Award,” a lifetime achievement award presented annually to surfers who have made significant contributions to the culture and lifestyle of the surfing community. This year’s recipients will be presented with their award at the Museum’s 15th Annual Gala Fundraiser at the Cape Ray Hilton Resort in Carlsbad on the evening of November 4, 2023.

It’s not too early to enter the 2023 O’side Turkey Trot!

Thanksgiving morning, Thursday Nov. 23 in downtown Oceanside

Move your feet before you eat! Click here to enter. Select $5 of your entry fee to go to the California Surf Museum — and also be sure to join the California Surf Museum team!

Our Exhibit Hall is Open 10am-4pm Daily

NOW ON EXHIBIT

Click here to read about some of our exhibits online.

– The Science of Surfing; an educational exhibit addressing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics concepts.

– Wave Science: Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP)

– A Brief History of Surfboards: from Wood to Foam and Fiberglass

– Courageous Inspiration: Bethany Hamilton

– Let’s Boogie! Tom Morey and the Evolution of the Boogie Board

– Making Waves: Bryce Wettstein

– Bodysurfing: Fins and Handplanes

Shop the California Surf Museum Store!

Our Museum Store is stocked up with lots of unique merchandise both in store and online! Click here to shop online (California Surf Museum members: be sure to call in your order to get your 10% discount on California Surf Museum-branded store merchandise).

Remember, memberships always make great gifts — click here — or click here to renew your membership today! Besides 10% off on California Surf Museum-branded store merchandise, members get free admission to our exhibit hall, and free or reduced admission to our Big Wednesdays and other in-house events.

Already a member? Be sure to share the stoke by sharing your guest passes with your friends and family! DONATE TO CSM NOW … or later!

California Surf Museum, Founded 1986 – 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054

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