Saturday, January 30, 2010

HARBOUR CHRONICLES...The next H.O.S. event Feb. 13th


Rich in 1662

What:   HARBOUR CHRONICLES:  A LIFE OF SURFBOARD CULTURE  Art show, Starbucks, food (some of which will be served by the OCCCullinary Class).  FUN!
Where: Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College. 2701 Fairview Road Costa Mesa, CA 92626

When:  H.O.S. gathering and opening night, February 13th 5-9 P.M.
Show runs through April 9th.  Gallery for exhibition Tuesday through Friday from 11-5, Wednesday until 8 P.M.
Sponsored by Honolua Surf Company and Ocean Life Inc./Harbour Surfboards

Hello all, above is the facts, more info below.  I also know there will be a gathering of HOS Members at around 3:30, Larry and a few (maybe me) will be surfing San O in the afternoon leading up to the event.  Check the message boards for all the chatter.

FYI:  Something wrong with my posting abilities on the Harbour Message Boards, I enter a post and then it says, "enter text in message box" or something like that.  Anyway, I'm radio silent on there till it's all figured out.

More info on the event:

As stated at The Surfer's Journal

"The Harbour Chronicles"
By Scott Hulet
"TSJ is pleased to announce The Harbour Chronicles: A Life in Surfboard Culture. This exhaustive and immersive installation will be unveiled February 13 at the Orange Coast College Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. Harbour Surfboards were the preferred equipage of innumerable 1960s hot shoes, including Mark Martinson, Dave Reed, Roy Crump, Jackie Eberle, and Greg Tucker. The show will feature the recreation of three shaping rooms, dozens of referenced models, a series of interpretive didactic panels, and a chance to see what most surfboard historians consider to be the finest color laminations of the period. In other words, the shit."

Here's Rich's latest from his Message Boards about the event and the date of the upcoming book shown below.  I'll post an update before the release of the book as well.

"I'm doing my best to keep everyone posted. If I have confused anyone, my apologies.
There is going to be a grand opening (Feb. 13th only) of the exhibit at the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion on the campus of Orange Coast College. It is free admission, free parking, will be catered by the OCC culinary class with beverages provided free by Starbuck's - once again, all FREE! The exhibit runs until April 9th, but there is only one Grand Opening ceremony.

The book is being printed and bound in Asia, and the Chinese New Year is right in the middle of the process. This complicates being able to exactly predict the book's delivery as they all go on vacation, but our best estimate is March 29th. It is hard bound containing 144 pages of many, many pictures and stories.
Signed and numbered copies (150 only) will be $49.95 and unsigned are $29.95. At present we are not taking reservations for the signed or unsigned copies .
On March 29th (if the books arrive by this date) there will be a VIP (special invitation) book signing of the numbered editions, plus LIMITED EDITION #3 Curly Redwood/Balsa will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. There will be a $10,000 reserve and it remains un-glassed, waiting for me to sign it and place the happy, highest bidder's name on it."

I'll make sure to update the H.O.S. blog before book signing and release.

You can keep up to date with Harbour happenings at the  Harbour Blog.

The show is going to be great, hope to see the H.O.S.'s our favorite kind of event...Free!  

Not to mention we get to be part of...

Friday, January 29, 2010

"Do I dare to surf this Beach?

A little poetry from Wavedancer...
Do I dare to surf this beach?
Do I dare to eat a peach?
A man’s grasp should exceed his reach
But waves aren’t gentle when they teach
But waves aren’t gentle when they teach.

Do I dare to surf this beach?
The outer break seems out of reach
Huge swells progressing each-to-each
Lips crack white thunder on the reef
Where one-celled life builds nail-edged teeth.

Do I dare to surf this beach?
Once more into the liquid breech
The waves’ power impedes all speech
With board attached to fragile leash
With life attached to fragile leash,

Do I dare to surf this break?
Muscles throb and shoulders ache,
Pull for a drop I might not make
Possibly a real mistake
Body broke beneath the wake

Will burning lungs finally exhaust?
Am I ready to face this cost?
For he who hesitates is lost
Around and down and turned and tossed
Around and down and turned and tossed

If the nose pearls my fate is earned
But then the rail carves a turn
And down the line the rider burns
Forgets all his worldly concerns.
This is the life for which I yearn.

Do I dare to surf this beach?
Do I dare to eat a peach?
A man’s grasp should exceed his reach
But waves aren’t gentle when they teach
But waves aren’t gentle when they teach.
By Wave Dancer

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Congratulations Marc!

As seen below, Harbour owner and film maker Marc Moore did some creative filming and surfing and won the recent Surfreel contest!  Check it out!
Surfreel Contest Winner video

Exciting updates coming soon...stay tuned!