The Surfing Heritage Foundation (SHF) is going digital with the launch of two new online initiatives aiming to allow public access to and participation in an online world of surfing culture and history.
The first of said initiatives is a new SHF TV channel on YouTube that 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. Check it out here.
The other initiative 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.