Santa Clara, California

1936 – The Founding Of The Santa Cruz Surfing Club

In 1936, fifty one years after three Hawaiian Princes surfed in Santa’s Cruz California for their first time, the Santa Cruz Surfing Club was established.

Photograph of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club in 1941.

The Santa Cruz Surfing Club is still organized in present day and is one of the oldest continually running club of Santa Cruz.

A statue was built, near the lighthouse on Westcliff, in honor of the Santa Cruz surfers and the local Surfing Club.

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