California’s original surf shops, hangouts for surfers up and down the coast, are celebrated in ‘Temples of Stoke’ exhibit

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California’s original surf shops, hangouts for surfers up and down the coast, are celebrated in ‘Temples of Stoke’ exhibit

“Temples of Stoke: A Celebration of Surf Shop Culture,” is the newest exhibit at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente. The exhibit opened Aug. 9 and will remain up until Oct. 29.  It takes a look at all the shops up and down the coats — including Harbour Surf in Seal Beach — that did the shaping, sold the gear and basically told you where to surf, how to surf, what to surf on. The OC Register’s  Laylan Connelly has the full story.

California’s original surf shops, hangouts for surfers up and down the coast, are celebrated in ‘Temples of Stoke’ exhibit

They’re the places surfers would go to drool over new boards and to find the latest fashions. It’s where they would gather to “talk story” about the morning’s waves. Early surf shops dotting the California coastline are remembered fondly in the new exhibit “Temples of Stoke: A Celebration of Surf Shop Culture,” at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente.

Author: losaltv

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