Peter Townend

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Rare Boards (and an Even Rarer Book) Auction Raises $680k for Surfing Heritage Spot: Update

    See the update at the end of page 2 on last weekend's Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction raising $680,000 and other event details.ORIGINAL POST, MAY 9, 2 P.M.: The Surfing Heritage & Cultural Center in San Clemente is putting "some of the world's most rare and iconic surf memorabilia" up for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Surfboards in the Sand Event in Huntington Beach

    ​Surfers are being asked to participate in an event called Surfboards in the Sand September 19th in Huntington Beach. Basically, participants will lug their boards and whatever basic creature comforts they can carry down to the sand. There, they will stand shoulder to shoulder, boards sticking nos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: "Echo Beach" Film Screening

    ​​Echo Beach tells the story of the Newport Beach surf scene in the eighties. Originally a reference to the steep, fast breaks between 52nd and 54th Streets, the name "Echo Beach" came to signify an entire era of Southern California surf culture. A group of innovative, extra-rebellious local sur ... More >>

  • Film

    August 22, 2002

    Spending USA

    Blue Crush stokes local surf industry