Surf News, 6 September, 2012 : Through education and outreach Surfing Heritage Foundation tells surfing's story and brings its rich lore to life. Now Surfing Heritage Foundation is making significant gains realizing its digital future by launching two innovative initiatives that will allow public access to their outstanding holdings of material documenting surf culture.
Surfing Heritage Foundation has the largest collection of surfboards, photographs, and artifacts relating to surf culture anywhere as well as a video oral history project preserving the legacy of the culture.
A new SHF TV Channel on YouTube presents films and video oral histories drawn from the extensive SHF digital film archive. The channel is also designed to encourage the public to share their own films by posting them to the site. These posts run the gamut from movies about favorite surf spots to "talk story" to surf music.
The other major initiative aimed at expanding the Foundation's worldwide presence is the SHF Collection Online Database. This online database makes SHF's extensive collection of photographs and surfboard holdings available to the public for research and browsing. The goal of the ongoing project is to create and preserve the world's largest publicly accessible database of surf culture. While currently a small percentage of the photography collection is available, most of the surfboard collection is online. The SHF Collection Online Database can be accessed by going to the SHF website and clicking on the Collections tab.
Help us to build the world's largest online database of surf culture! With your support we can add more of the SHF archive to both the TV Channel and the Collections Online Database.