The rich history of surfing in San Diego


Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

$0 to $5

Lectures are free for GQHF members, $5 for the general public.

Join us at the museum on Wednesday May 18 to 7 p.m. for our next “History Talks” conference with the California Surf Museum. Jim Kempton, President of the California Surf Museum located in Oceanside, California, will discuss the rich history of surfing in San Diego.

Jim Kempton is a well-known pioneer in the surfing and action sports industry, author, editor, media marketing authority, chef and historian. During his career, he was editor and publisher of Surfer Magazine, group editor for TransWorld Publishing, and director of Quiksilver Crossing implementation programs for the brand worldwide. For most of the past decade, Kempton has worked as Billabong’s media director. Kempton is currently president of the California Surf Museum where he has served for the past 10 years.

The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center for the lifestyle sport of surfing by capturing, preserving, and relating its art, culture, and heritage for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.

We look forward to welcoming you back in person to the Davis-Horton House for our final “History Talks” conference.

History talks! is a monthly lecture series presented by the Gaslamp Museum at Davis-Horton House. Each month, a local historian or scholar will delve into topics related to San Diego and the Davis-Horton House to provide unique insight into our city’s history. Come hear history come to life!

Lectures are free for GQHF members, $5 for the general public.

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Gas Lamp Museum


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