THURS., AUG. 16- FISH Documentary

Fish-web-smThe Ocean Beach Historical Society presents: Joseph Ryan – Freeway Project presents the Documentary FISH
THURS., AUG 16, 7PM at Water’s Edge Faith Community, at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., O.B.
“FISH is a look at the origin and impact of the Fish Surfboard design and how it would influence surf culture 40 years later.”
Presenter: Cher Pendarvis, Surfer, Artist and Author Local surfer
Cher Pendarvis will introduce the film.
The Fish surfboard design was innovated in Ocean Beach – Point Loma by Steve Lis in 1967. Local surfers who are passionate about the Fish surfboard design are interviewed and surfing in the film, including Steve Lis, Skip Frye, Jeff Ching, Stanley Pleskunas, Bird Huffman, Cher Pendarvis, Mitchell Peligrin, Trevor Neilsen, Cory Edging and others. Appearances by surf greats Mark Richards, David Rastovich and others. Join the OBHS for this FREE event Thursday August 16th.

Nati’s Building Denied Historic Designation

An attempt to have recently closed Nati’s Mexican Restaurant building at 1852-1866 Bacon St. in Ocean Beach declared historical failed by a 7-2 vote on June 28 at the City’s Historical Resources Board. The preservation effort was spearheaded by Obecans and Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO). La Jolla attorney and HRB board member Courtney Coyle’s made a motion in favor of historically designating the Nati’s property: The motion was defeated. sdnews.com For more on Nati’s, see this.

Randy Dible Local Surf Photographer

THURS., JULY 19, 2018, The Ocean Beach Historical Society Presented A Summer Program: Randy Dible Local Surf Photographer
What a treat to see as local surf photographer Randy Dible, who has been shooting ocean theme images for over three decades, showed his amazing photos.
Randy grew-up in Mission Beach in the 70s & 80s, and now resides on Ocean Beach. He frequently travels to Hawaii, Mexico and other exotic surf destinations. His images have been published in Surfer, Surfing, Surfer’s Journal, Ocean Magazine and other periodicals world wide.

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Randy Dible photo “OB Jetty” available for sale at:

link to Randy Dible website.

 

JUNE 21 was fun- CLAUDIA RETURNS!

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CLAUDIA RETURNS! (Returned) JUNE 21, 2018
at Water’s Edge Faith Community at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., OB
SHE’S was BACK! Due to the popularity of her previous Ocean Beach Historical Society program Claudia Jack was back to talk about her O.B. tales going back to when she came to Ocean Beach in 1957. She showed her latest sign collection acquisitions. Claudia will ended her program with a fun new games and singing!

May 17- Picture Perfect Three of O.B.’s Top Photographers

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Thurs., May 17, 7 PM, The Ocean Beach Historical Society will present: Picture Perfect
Three of O.B.’s Top Photographers, at Water’s Edge Faith Community at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., OB
The above photograph is not a police line-up… it is a photo of three of O.B.’s top photographers and OB Exposed! judges Cliff Beck, Steve Rowell, and Joe Ewing. These amazing photographers have helped preserve our local history, lifestyles and the beauty of our community. They will inspire you to want to click and catch those special O.B. moments.

Why NO OB Exposed! this year?
The Ocean Beach Historical Board is doing some revamping. The OBHS was feeling overwhelmed by having two major events only two-months apart (Wisteria Garden Party in March & OB Exposed! in May).

updates- “OB Where Land and Water Meet” Book

OB-Water-Book-cvr-smOBHS had a packed house at the Ocean Beach Historical Society Program April 19, for the BOOK  Premier Ocean Beach Where Land and Water Meet, By Kathy Blavatt, at Water’s Edge Faith Community.  The author talked about the making of the book with fun and interesting stories. She detailed the aspects of  why water defines Ocean Beach by its unique location where the Pacific Ocean meets the mouth of the San Diego River, alongside Mission Bay (False Bay), which connected to marsh tidal areas. She talked about the history and fabric of our unique ocean community, made up of an assortment of characters, and spirited generations of individuals, who have left their loving mark through their homes, gardens, businesses, stories, achievements, and community activities. All of this with beautiful rarely seen photos!
Upcoming Ocean Beach Where Land and Water Meet Events:
Thurs. June 14 , 7 PM  –
Ocean Beach Green Center: New Book Event & Signing

 

Great 2018 Wisteria Garden Party

Bill Lee Band 2018Lovely time at the March 18th Ocean Beach Historical Society Wisteria Garden Party.
We spend the afternoon in the garden of the historic O.B. Wisteria Cottage under the largest wisteria canopy in Ocean Beach. Listen to live music including songs from the 1920s by local Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters. We had many happy winners of the  the opportunity drawing and an auction of Bill Riley’s wonderful surf sculpture. Thank you to all the donors of food and prizes, the band, and the volunteers who made this a wonderful event.