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About the Cape Fear Surfing Archive

The Cape Fear Surfing Archive was created in 2002 and is a subset of Special Collections at UNCW’s Randall Library. The archive’s collections focus primarily on preserving the heritage of surfing along North Carolina’s southeastern coast although some materials reflect surfing history at the regional, national, or international level.

How can you participate in this important project?
We are always looking for donations to support the collection. This can take the form of art, music, film, photographs, posters, letters, diaries, t-shirts, surfboards, and other ephemera. Oral histories are another significant component of the archive which describes the personal contributions of individuals in their own words to the development of surfing in southeastern North Carolina. These interviews supplement the collections and provide insights from prominent individuals as well as those who may be otherwise absent from official histories on the subject.

Click here for more information about the surfing archive.

Peter Fritzler
Sciences Librarian
William Randall Library, UNC Wilmington
601 S. College Road
Wilmington NC 28403-5616
Ph: 910.962.7807  | Fax: 910.962.3078

Joseph "Skipper" Funderburg
P.O. Box 464
Wilmington, NC 28402
Ph: 910.341.5899


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