I have Taken you to the Port Aransas Museum before, but last night there was the opening of a special display. The display commemorates Port Aransas area surfing.
This first shot is of a painting which was used as the program cover. It is the old Danceland where surfers used to meet to party. The building was torn down in the late sixties.
The exhibit had some informational stations like the one below. This tells of Women surfing pioneers.
The Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas is still a favorite surfing location. This shot is from the mid-sixties.
The next photo is a display telling of surfers riding the swells of a hurricane.
The event had its share of old surfers, and l you had to do was add a barley pop to begin a lively discussion.
Of course, there was a board rental place called The Surf Shack. Those long boards from the sixties are quite impressive.
This display points out the origin of surfing in Port Aransas in the early sixties.
A photo of a Surf Shop in the mid-sixties and a cherry 1966 Mercedes 300 sedan.
Here is a photo of the Magic Bus.
An actual surfboard.
I left this photo in so you could see how the exhibits were presented. (I also thought that guy in the pink shirt and the Corona was really the epitome of a surfer dude.)
A shot of the barmaids at work.
So you have an idea of the venue here is an outside shot of the museum building. I liked the flag flying as well.