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SoCal Surf Timeline

Much of surf popular culture is shaped by more than 100 years of wave riding history in Southern California



    From sandy SoCal beaches to Hollywood studios, Southern California has shaped and been shaped by its surfing culture.

    Here is a timeline of 100 years of surfing history in the region.

    A special thanks to surf historian Matt Warshaw, the author of Encyclopedia of Surfing, for his help in contributing to this report.