Culture and history of surfing in New Smyrna find room
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 July, 2014 - In July of 2012, several local surfers from the 60’s organized and displayed an exhibition of surfboards and artifacts at the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History on Sam’s Ave. in NSB. It was entitled “If Everybody Had An Ocean” It proved to be very popular with the public and was very well attended during it’s short 10 day run.
Unfortunately, with the limited space, available in the Museum, the display could not be left in place permanently. The items displayed have been retained as we have found a place for permanent display of them and so much more and so the vision is realized as the NSB Museum of East Coast Surfing, on Historic Canal St.
One of the committees’ founders is Joel Paige, who is now President of the Board of Directors, produced the first New Smyrna Beach Surf Film Fest in 2013, together, these two events have made it very clear that the Culture and History of Surfing are an integral part of our community life in New Smyrna Beach. The other committee members are no strangers to us here in NSB. Mike Martin, Tom Wright, Ron Dreggors, and Jimmy “Fast” Lane also are now Directors. We have added 3 new advisors Mike Clancy, Randy Richenberg, & Mikel Cummisky.