SHACC National Luau

SHACC National Luau Join the Surfing Heritage & Culture Center for the National Luau, celebrating surfing & The Endless Summer’s recognition by the Smithsonian Institute.

“The Summer may be Endless but this gathering will happen only once!” Join the Surfing Heritage & Culture Center (SHACC) to celebrate the history of surfing and The Endless Summer's recognition by the Smithsonian Institute at our National Luau! We are honored to be working closely with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the Lemelson Center for Innovation and Invention to recognize the impact surfing has made on American history by featuring artifacts, their stories, a timeline of significant surfboards and the film The Endless Summer. To celebrate this historical occasion, SHACC is hosting a Gathering of the Tribes in our nation’s capital. We are inviting representatives from the many tribes of surfing’s heritage – including Hawaiians, West, East and Gulf coast Americans, Australians, Latin Americans, Europeans, athletes, shapers and industry leaders – to join us for a weekend of events dedicated to celebrating our shared lifestyle. FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015: Kicking off the weekend’s events on Friday, August 21, 2015 from 5:00 – 10:00pm is the SHACC National Luau, located at Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington D.C. What better way to celebrate our surfing heritage than retracing the footsteps of ancient Hawaiians traditions? Adopting the Hawaiian culture, the SHACC National Luau will feature a grand feast or 'aha'aina (‘aha – gathering and ‘aina – meal). Historically, these feasts marked special occasions, and the food and practices observed at 'aha 'aina were designed to unite the participants. Over time, the term “luau” gradually replaced 'aha 'aina and we can think of no better way to honor and celebrate the sport and the people that showed us the way. In addition to a traditional feast, the SHACC National Luau will feature a cocktail reception with photo opportunities with surfing legends, silent and live auctions featuring surfboards, art and other surf lifestyle items and a "Talk Story" about how The Endless Summer was made by Bruce Brown, Robert August, Mike Hynson, John Van Hamersveld, Paul Strauch, Fred Hemmings, Joey Cabell and Robert "Wingnut" Weaver. VIP and general admission tickets are available. VIP Party at 5:00 PM / General Check-in at 6:00 PM To purchase ticket, visit SATURDAY, AUGUST 22-2, 2015: After a night of endless fun at the SHACC National Luau, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the Lemelson Center for Innovation and Invention will host the artifact donation ceremony for their “Wave of Innovation: Surfing and The Endless Summer” exhibit. SHACC and its private donors will deliver a curated timeline of surfboards, an original 16mm copy of the film The Endless Summer and the iconic poster, as well as a selection of theater handbills, ticket stubs and other significant artifacts during this official Smithsonian ceremony. Educational presentations and panels will also be held at the new “West wing” of the NMAH Lemeslon Center, discussing the impact of surfing and The Endless Summer on today’s society. MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015: Join us for Duke Kahanamoku’s 125th Birthday Ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. We will gather to honor the long-celebrated father of modern surfing, and dedicate the cardinal direction stone of Hawaii with the DC Hawaiian and Polynesian community, as well as Duke Kahanamoku surf team member, Paul Strauch. For additional information, visit Please send event inquires to Glenn Brumage, SHACC Smithsonian Committee Chairman: [email protected]

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The SHACC National Luau, a Tribute to Surfing & The Endless Summer, will take place on Friday August, 21, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington DC to honor Bruce Brown, legendary filmmaker and the 50th anniversary of his documentary, The Endless Summer. Among the Luau’s iconic attendees are filmmaker Bruce Brown, the stars of The Endless Summer, Robert August and Mike Hynson, and other legendary surfers featured in the film, Greg Noll, Paul Strauch, Fred Hemmings and Joey Cabell. Other attending legends include Wingnut, PT, Tom Morey, Mimi Munro, Dick Catri, Henry Ford, Jericho Poppler, "Balsa" Bill Yerkes, Jack "Murph the Surf" Murphy, Bob Bagley, Patti Paniccia, Peter Pan, Sean Slater, Tony Caramanico, Charlie Bunger, Michio Degawa and Bruce "The Snake" Gabrielson.

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SHACC fully represented by ED Paul Strauch, Board members Glenn Brumage, Jericho Poplar and SHACC Smithsonian Committee sub chairman Peter Townend.
Come talk story with us and a plethora of surf icons at the SHACC National Luau Aug. 21st in Washington DC!!!

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