Do You Have Your Surfboard Permit?

David Salahi Exhibits 12 Comments

Did you know that if you wanted to surf Newport Beach in the Summer of Love you needed a surfboard permit? Well, now you know.

Shot at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego.

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  1. Yes I remember these ….my Dad was so mad that we had to get these ..I being the youngest of Seven Kids …One Of my brothers and I almost got arrested because my Greek Elimator Permit was placed on the nose not the in the location which was 6” from the fin on bottom of board…and my brother did not have a ID as we were j walking across seashore ave at 36th street going home …by the way I was 8 years old …and now I am 60 …

      1. I just obtained a Harbour 9’6” with a Newport Beach permit with a 1967 date, #2211. Do you know how many years they made surfers get stickers?
        (the surfboard itself has the number of 936 on it which I discovered as the 936th board that Harbour made)

  2. I have a 1966 Hobie with license number 0418. The board was originally owned by Jeff Long who was about 12 or 13 at the time. His parents would drop him off at the beach, and because he couldn’t get away in his own car, they broke down and got the license so the City wouldn’t confiscate his board.

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