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Cal Surf Museum hosts signing with Serverson

John Severson © Jon Karcey



Surf Culture

John Serverson promotes the release of his book SURF 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 September, 2014 - The icon of modern-day surf culture, John Severson, will make a rare appearance at California Surf Museum to promote his latest book SURF. Founder of Surfer Magazine and a superb surfer himself, Severson was encouraged by friends and family alike to “tell it his way,” and the result is John Severson’s SURF, a collector’s volume rich with dramatic photos and many reproductions of his finest art.  Years in the making, it is the story of the nascent surfing culture from the man who pretty much got it rolling. His skills as a photographer, filmmaker, and artist speak for themselves in this must-have book.

The Museum expect a huge crowd to help welcome John Severson on his first visit to 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054  on Saturday, Sept., 27th. Doors open at 5 pm and the entrance is free!  Cost of the new publication SURF is $45.

During the evening Severson will provided with a retrospective of his life in clips, and 17 minutes of the classic and highly regarded film Pacific Vibration of where the highlights and will be playing during the signing event.  Many of Severson’s artwork, photography and movie posters will be available for purchase.  This is a special visit as John resides in Hawaii and has not had the opportunity to visit San Diego for a number of years. 

John enjoys the one-to-one contact of a book signing, and plans to take time to speak to those receiving his new book SURF.  Please note: only books and other items purchased at CSM will be available for John to autograph.

So surfers of all ages come meet a true icon of surfing, John Severson.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 27th, as we celebrate the roots of surfing’s history and honor John Severson on his new book SURF at the California Surf Museum.   SURF is published by Puka Puka and Damiani, Edited and Designed by Nathan Howe, Forward by Gerry Lopez, Afterword by Drew Kampion.

Keiko Beatie

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