Robert and Blackie August to be inducted into the Seal Beach Surfing Hall of Fame

April 25, 2018

Seal Beach has played a huge role in surf culture and in the sport of surfing locally as well as worldwide for decades. In an effort to honor and preserve the achievements of influential figures in the Seal Beach surf community, the Seal Beach Boardriders Club created the Seal Beach Surfing Hall of Fame. This weekend marks the 2nd annual Seal Beach Surfing Hall of Fame induction in which Robert and his father Blackie will be honored alongside Nancy Katin, Rich Chew, and Kurt Augsburger. In the 40’s and 50’s Blackie was one of the top surfers on the coast and introduced surfing into Roberts life at a young age. Blackie and the rest of the August family lived in...

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Want to make "The Endless Summer" special interest license plate a reality? Go to SURFPLATE.COM and pre-register to show your support!

March 02, 2018

Surfing Heritage and Culture Center has been working with sponsors and agencies in Sacramento to create "The Endless Summer" special interest license plate. If approved, proceeds will help SHACC programming to share the history and culture of surfing with future generations. The plate is licensed by Bruce Brown Films and features the iconic poster image designed by artist, John Van Hamersveld. The State of California requires that SHACC submit a minimum of 7,500 applicants before it will approve the plate and proceed with its creation. SHACC has opened a "pre-registration" site in order to gather names to show the public's interest. The pre-sell will commence after the sponsoring state agency files a letter of intent with the Department of Motor...

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