Pop Surf Culture with
The Boardwalkers

Domenic Priore writes:

On Saturday @ 6, come by Stories Book Store, 1716 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California (Echo Park, just South of Alvarado) to hear surf instrumental combo The Boardwalkers live and in person.

They’ll be playing between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Stories for a book event based around my new one with Brian Chidester, ‘Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom.’

Pop Surf Culture

Pop Surf Culture

Several television monitors around the shop will be screening a wide variety of pre-1970 surfing movies as background eye candy (and for Pop effect) as The Boardwalkers play, and we meet, greet and sign books.

For more information and a ton of groovy pics, check:
Comments on the blog site, very much appreciated. No one previous has presented The Rendezvous like this. Thanks, folk, and hope to see you @ Stories…

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Pop Surf Culture Book Event at Stories, L.A.

Surf Pop Culture

From Otto von Stroheim’s Tikievents list:

Book event for ‘Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom’ in Echo Park, L.A., Saturday, February 2st, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Stories book store.

Domenic Priore, Brian Chidester, and The Boardwalkers will appear at Stories books, cafe, goods (1716 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles – near the corner of Echo Park Boulevard) on Saturday, February 21st from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is to celebrate the release of the Chidester/Priore book ‘Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom’ (Santa Monica Press). The book traces surfing and Hawaiian music’s potent combo during early 20th Century Waikiki, directly to its landing on California shores, and their development into a true bohemian subculture by the late 1950s/early 1960s. Focus on Tiki, Surf instrumentals, Surf movies, Surf duds in the pre-1970 environment of Southern California is also offset by a look into Waikiki’s Lounge scene of the ’60s, and later revivals of Surf music during the punk/alt rock days as it mixed with Burlesque, Tiki culture and other things you are most likely a part of. So come down and have a ball, its FREE with live Surf instrumental music by The Boardwalkers and pre-1970 surfing movies projected throughout Stories’ book store. Again, the address is 1716 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Phone: (213) 413-3733.

Here’s more info on the book Surf Pop Culture by Domenic Priore and Brian Chidester.

51 Uncrowded Surfing Links

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  1. The Realm of King Joy
  2. Vintage Greg Noll Surf
  3. SURFING FOR LIFE — History of Surfing
  4. www.surfingheritage.com
  5. HBISM Home Page
  6. Legendary Surfers
  7. British Surfing History


Baltic Sea

  1. Utopia Surf Foundation
  2. Wellenreiten in Nordsee und Ostsee
  3. Nordsurf Syndikat
  4. Surfen Ostsee
  5. Poland


North Sea

  1. WetSand.com
  2. St Peter Ording Surf Report



  1. Boardwok
  2. Brettkultur
  3. Global Surfari Surf Forecasts



  1. Grossstadtsurfer 2000
  2. Unsalted: A Great Lakes Experience
  3. Landlocked Surfers Association



  1. Swaylock’s – Surfboard Marketplace
  2. Tom Wegener Surfboards
  3. Norden Surfboards
  4. Riley Classic Balsa Wood Surfboard
  5. Stokesville Surf Company™
  6. Longboard Dossen Bretagne
  7. Bing Surfboards
  8. Balsa Bill Classic Surfboards



  1. Surfboards & Surf Collectibles
  2. Von Weirdos
  3. Posters
  4. Gallery Of Surf Classics – Surf Movie Posters of the 60’s
  5. Largest Surf Board Wax Collection



  1. Switch-foot – Surfing, Photography, Music, Art and Painting
  2. Bruce Brown Films.com
  3. Surfing Sites by tmcb
  4. Surf Fever Book
  5. Surfguide Magazine – The rise and fall
  6. Surfing Videos | Surf dvd | Surf Video
  7. Surfers Path
  8. Pacific Longboarder
  9. Bomis: The Sports/Surfing/Longboard Ring
  10. Surfbooks.com
  11. BeachNuts Home Page
  12. 70percent.org



  1. Products
  2. Betty Belts



  1. Mickey Munoz
  2. Hotdoggers Longboard Surf Club
  3. gregnoll.com
  4. Corky Caroll.com

What Are You Doing Next Summer?

This sounds really exoting, excuse me, exciting.
Quote from John (Pago Pago) at MySpace

The Pacific Arts Festival is coming to Pago Pago, American Samoa from July 20 to August 2, 2008.
3000 artists from 27 Pacific Island nations will perform traditional arts: dance, song, crafts and customary rituals such as ceremonial greetings, oratory, chants and healing practices. For indigenous islanders the festival will remind us of our common four thousand year old history of voyaging, the life giving links between humankind and nature and the mystical relationship between our spirit, the heavens, the sea and the earth.
In a modern context the Pacific Arts Festival is an opportunity for fusion. The festival is where people of the world; artists, fashionistas, musicians and writers; will come to remind themselves of other cultural ways, new old customs and the singularity of the human spirit manifest in a vibrant collage of color, voice, beat and meditative transcendence. The Pacific Arts Festival, the communal meeting place of Isla Pacifica, is where new world forms of art will take shape from collaboration, observation and the never unchanging need to awaken the creative voice that resides within us all.
Fusion now. The artists are on the page below. Invite yourself to Pago Pago.

Le Festival d’Arts Pacifique vient ; Pago Pago, le Samoa Americain du 20 juillet au 2 2008.
3000 artistes de 27 nations d’le de Pacifique excuteront des arts traditionnels comme la danse, la chanson, les artisanats et les rites habituels comme la salutation monielle, l’art oratoire, en scandant des slogans et en gurissant. Pour les insulaires indignes le festival nous rappellera notre histoire de quatre mille ans commune de voyaging, la vie donnant des liens entre l’humanite et la nature et le rapport mystique entre notre esprit, le paradis, la mer et la terre.
Dans un contexte moderne le Festival d’Arts Pacifique est une opportunite; pour la fusion. Le festival est les gens du monde, les artistes, fashionistas, les musiciens et les auteurs viendront pour se rappeler d’autres voies culturelles, nouvelle vieille douane et la singularite du manifeste d’esprit humain dans un collage plein de vie de couleur, voix, battront et transcendance ditative. Le Festival d’Arts Pacifique, le lieu de rencontre communal d’Isla Pacifica, est de nouvelles formes mondiales d’art prendront la forme de la collaboration, l’observation et le besoin jamais immuable de veiller la voix atrice qui side dans nous tous.
Fusion maintenant. Les artistes sont sur cette page ci-dessous. Invitez-vous Pago Pago.

Das Pazifische Kunstfest kommt zu Pago Pago, Amerika Samoa vom 20. Juli bis zum 2. August 2008.
3000 Kunstler von 27 Pazifischen Inselnationen werden traditionelle Kunste durchfuhren: Tanz, Lied, Handwerke und bliche Rituale wie feierliche, Redekunst, Singen und Heilpraktiken.
Damit erinnert das Fest die einheimischen Inselbewohner an die viertausendjahrige Geschichte von voyaging, dem Erleben, das Verbindungen zwischen der Menschheit und Natur und der mystischen Beziehung zwischen unserem Geist, dem Himmel, dem Meer und der Erde gibt.
Aber in einem modernen Zusammenhang ist das Pazifische Kunstfest auch eine Gelegenheit das Zusammenkommen und gemeinsame Erleben der Menschen und Kulturen. Zu diesem Fest kommen Leute ; Kunstler, Reisende, Musiker und Schriftsteller- aus allen Teilen der Welt, um andere kulturelle Wege und die Eigenartigkeit des menschlichen Geistermanifests in einer vibrierenden Collage der Farbe, der Stimme und des Klanges zu erleben.
Das Pazifische Kunstfest ist wahrend dieser Zeit der zentrale Treffpunkt der Isla Pacifica. Hier werden durch die Zusammenarbeit, Erfahrung und der in jedem Menschen schlummernden kreativen Stimme, neue Formen der Kunst Gestalt annehmen!
Fusion jetz! Die teilnehmenden Kunstler sind auf dieser Seite unten vertreten. Fuhle dich herzlich nach Pago Pago eingeladen!