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Surfer's Memorial

Tourmaline Canyon Surfing Park

 
 
Surfer's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
1. Surfer's Memorial Marker
Inscription. This monument honors the past and present surfers at Tourmaline Canyon Surfing Park who have embraced its beach, surf and camaraderie. Since the opening of the park in May 1963, Tourmaline's local surfers have shared their time, skills, and wisdom with all who have been interested in receiving them. Great surfers and fine men and women have grown up within the Tourmaline culture, and carry the positive traits learned here into their lives and those of the people around them.

“Surf Well, Spread Aloha, Share Waves Without Judgment”


Tourmaline Memorial Honorees
Skip Frye          Larry Gordon
Floyd Smith          Bobby “Challenger” Thomas
Billie “Goldie”          Bd Caldwell
William “Hadji” Hein          Captain Dan O'Connell
Billie “Goldie” Goldsmith          Bud Caldwell
Emil Sigler    Joe Gann    Ralph Barber
Holly “Papa Smurf” Jones          Woody Brown
Skeeter Malcolm          Doc Blankenship
Ralph Dawson    Ron St. John    Norm Polonski
Bo Smith    Doc Paskowitz    Mike Hynson
Pacific Beach Surf Club    Kanakas Surf Club
WindanSea Surf Club    Tourmaline Tailgaters
 
Location. 32° 48.305′ N, 117° 
Surfer's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
2. Surfer's Memorial Marker
15.731′ W. Marker is in Pacific Beach, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Tourmaline Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Tourmaline Street, La Jolla CA 92037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ballad of P.B. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kate Olivia Sessions' Nursery Site (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mission Beach Roller Coaster (approx. 2.4 miles away); Derby Dike (approx. 5 miles away); La Playa Trail (approx. 5 miles away); Serra Palm (approx. 5 miles away); Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 5 miles away); San Diego Presidio Site (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Sports
 
Surfer's Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
3. Surfer's Memorial Marker
Surfing at Tourmaline image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
4. Surfing at Tourmaline
Close-up of photo on marker
Surfing at Tourmaline image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
5. Surfing at Tourmaline
Surfing at Tourmaline image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
6. Surfing at Tourmaline
Skeeter's Bench<br>Skeeter Malcolm<br>Aloha image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
7. Skeeter's Bench
Skeeter Malcolm
Aloha
This memorial to Skeeter Malcolm preceded the Surfer's Memorial.
Skeeter Malcolm<br>1923 - 1993 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
8. Skeeter Malcolm
1923 - 1993
Close-up of image on bench
The Point Break image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
9. The Point Break
Mural at Tourmaline Surfing Park
Woody image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 30, 2015
10. Woody
Mural at Tourmaline Surfing Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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