To Honor Surfing

  • Brian W. Curtis
  • Thomas Marsh

This iconic surfing monument stands along West Cliff Drive near famous surfing spot Steamer's Lane and the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. Titled "To Honor Surfing," the bronze of a male surfer standing in front of his board was created by sculptors Brian W. Curtis and Thomas Marsh. A nearby plaque notes that the tiny park and statue is "dedicated to all surfers, past present and future." The figure was inspired by members of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club, which dates back to 1936. In 2017 the 25th anniversary of the sculpture was celebrated with Thomas Marsh and members of the Santa Cruz Surf Club. Click through the photos to see pictures of the event! Thomas Marsh is pictured wearing a flower lei.

West Cliff Drive