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Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

History of Surfing in Santa Cruz

 
 
History of Surfing in Santa Cruz Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 6, 2016
1. History of Surfing in Santa Cruz Marker
Inscription. The history of surfing in Santa Cruz can be traced in part to the Santa Cruz Surfing Club, founded in 1936. The following members were among the first in this area to experience the thrill of conquering a wave.

Jim Alumbauch     Bill Lidderdale     Duane Polly
Bob Gillies     David Littlefield     Lloyd Ragon
Harold Goody     Sam Maugeri     Bob Rittenhouse
Bill Grace   Harry Mayo   Tommy Roussel
Terrence Hickey     Jack Moore     Ted Schultz
Alex Hokamp     Harry Murray     David Steward
Fred Hunt   Pete Muttersbach   Rich Thompson
John Larrecq     Don Patterson     Doug Thorne
Dave Ledyard     Alex Pedemont     Blake Turner

 
Erected by Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.
 
Location. 36° 57.28′ N, 122° 1.495′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on W Cliff Dr, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Cruz CA 95060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Joseph Marello (within shouting distance of this marker); Surfing Was First Brought Here By Hawaiian Princes (approx. ¼ mile away); 54th Coast Artillery Army Regiment War Memorial
History of Surfing Statue image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, March 6, 2016
2. History of Surfing Statue
The nearby surfing Statue was dedicated in 1992 to all surfers - past, present and future.
(approx. ¼ mile away); The Cocoanut Grove (approx. 0.7 miles away); Before the Boardwalk (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Plunge (approx. ¾ mile away); A Love Story (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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