Surfing Florida    



Schmidt Center Gallery



Schmidt Center Gallery






          Top Row: Florida Atlantic University Galleries- Boca Raton, FL (Mar.18 to May 12,2012)

          Second Row:Pensacola Museum of Art- Pensacola, FL (May 24 to Sep. 1,2012)

          Third Row:Surf Expo- Orlando, FL (Jan. 10-12, 2013)

          Bottom Row: Florida Museum of Natural History- University of Florida, Gainesville (Aug. 31, 2013 to Jan.5, 2014)



        Surfing Florida Book Cover

Surfing Florida: A Photographic History  is a 272-page book that presents the history of Florida surfing and surf culture like no other, including its international influence and dimensions. Written by Paul Aho, with chapters by James E. Cunningham, Craig B. Snyder, Tom Ankerson, and Bron Taylor, Surfing Florida is an amply-illustrated book that contains hundreds of rare images from the 1930s up to the present. Surfing Florida: A Photographic History also expands on the textual history presented in the traveling exhibition, bringing to light more stories, both forgotten and previously untold. Published by the University Press of Florida in 2014, the unique book available from the publisher, Amazon, or the University Galleries.


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 Surfing Florida: A Photographic History was well-received by the press and the public during its run from 2012 to 2014. The traveling exhibit also attracted a number of historical and cultural surf luminaries from around the country. 

Clockwise from top right:The opening night of "Surfing Florida" was like an East Coast Surfing Hall Of Fame reunion, with inductees like (from left to right) "Balsa" Bill Yerkes,  Eastern Surf  Magazine Co-founder Tom Dugan, Joe Twombly, and Dick Catri all making appearances. Photo: Mimi Herger; Cheyne Cottrell, a South Florida pro and owner of Island Water Sports lent several historic boards to the exhibit, and he and his wife, Brittney, were impressed with the finished product. Photo: Dugan/ESM; In attendance at the opening, Matt Kechele (left) and filmaker and surf/skate industry leader Bruce Walker in front of an exhibit panel documenting Kechele's early aerial surf moves - full airs beginning in 1979 -- a "Florida First" he doesn't get due credit for. Photo: Craig Snyder.; Darrell Jones, was one of about 60 photographers who contributed images to "Surfing Florida." His images appeared on 12 Surfer magazine covers during the late 1970s and early 80s. Photo: Dugan/ESM

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Based on the original design by famed graphic designer David Carson, the official Surfing Florida silk-screened T-shirt comes in three colors (black, brown, and orange) and four sizes (S, M, L, XL) . The front features the iconic Surfing Florida logotype and graphic, and the back lists the dates and venues that the exhibition appeared at between 2012 and 2014

    Send a check for $25 (which includes shipping and handling) to:

    University Galleries, FAU 777 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431

    In the memo part of the check indicate size and color: For Instance L- orange, or M- black allow a two weeks to a month for shipping/handling