Catch the Wave: Museum Presents a Surf Culture Afternoon

September 07, 2011
Santa Paula News

Surf’s up at the Museum of Ventura County on Sunday, September 11 from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m., when author Domenic Priore discusses popular surf culture, followed by a record expo by Buffalo Records and music by the Soul Surfers.

Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for museum members, and includes entry to the museum’s current exhibition Splash! which includes surfboard art. For reservations, call (805) 653-0323 x7.

Domenic Priore, co-author of Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom, will discuss the rise and fall of California’s surfing craze from the 1950s to 1965, its importance as an arts and culture movement, recent revivals and how the ‘60s surf style has re-emerged in today’s underground of surfing. Musical entertainment by the Soul Surfers and the expo and sale by Buffalo Records, will follow the talk.

Copies of Priore’s book, co-authored with Brian Chidester, will be available for purchase in the museum store. The Museum of Ventura County is located at 100 East Main Street in downtown Ventura. Hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more museum information go to or call 805-653-0323.

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