Salt of the Earth: Exploring the Cultural Diaspora of Surfing

October 30, 2013
salt-of-the-earthUC Santa Cruz is hosting a two-day event focusing on all things surfing.
Salt of the Earth is an exploration of the cultural diaspora of surfing, and will take place Friday and Saturday. It includes talks, screenings, live music and more.
Here’s the schedule:
Friday, Nov. 1
  • 1 p.m. – Artist talk with Drew Brophy. Hitchcock Lounge, Porter College, UCSC
  • 2:30 p.m. – Indigenous Alaia surfboard shaping with Tom Pohaku Stone. Porter College Amphitheater, UCSC.
  • 6:45 p.m. – Screening of  Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau with director Sam George and live music by the Shapes. Film starts at 8 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation that benefits the Surfrider and Aikau foundations. The Rio Theater.

Saturday, Nov. 2

  • 9:30 – 5 p.m. – Surf conference. Panel discussions include “Aesthetic Representation of Surfing,” “Art & Technologies of Shaping,” “Surf Industry Environmentalism,” and “Contextualizing Localisms in O’ahu and Santa Cruz.”  UCSC Humanities Lecture Hall.

Admission is free and free parking will be available on campus.


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