Sherman Library & Gardens presents The Roaring ‘20s: The Glory Days of Corona del Mar

In the 1920s, Corona del Mar’s shores were filled with surfers. The natural sand bars occurring between Santa Monica and San Diego made for perfect waves for surf riders in that era. Ideal environmental conditions combined with the presence of pioneers such as Duke Kahanamoku, Tom Blake, the Vultee brothers and Pete Peterson brought notoriety to Corona del Mar’s surfing culture.

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Sherman Library & Gardens’ lecture and book signing with Paul Burnett, co-author of “Surfing Newport Beach the Glory Days of Corona del Mar” on June 11 will be a sell-out

Join Sherman Library & Gardens for a lecture with Paul Burnett, co-author of Surfing Newport Beach the Glory Days of Corona del Mar, for a tubular evening about the radical waves of the Roaring ‘20s on Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m.

A book signing will follow Burnett’s lecture with proceeds from sales benefiting Sherman Library.

Cost: Sherman Library & Garden members, $10; Non-members, $20 with all proceeds benefiting Sherman Library & Gardens.

Seating is limited. This event will sell out, so register at, or call 949.673.2261.

Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.