History for Lunch: Surfing Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Museum of the Albemarle will host our monthly History for Lunch on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 12 p.m.

Author Tony Lillis will discuss how Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks share an incredibly rich surfing history. Virginia Beach is home to major surfing institutions so iconic and long lasting they are simply referred to as “ECSC,” “WRV,” and “17th Street.” Of course, the Outer Banks has the consistent waves. The barrels. The lighthouses. Its beaches have been the setting for iconic moments in history of the Eastern Surfing Association. Local surfing historian Tony Lillis chronicles the rich history of surfing along Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks from the early twentieth century, when world travelers brought home tales of Hawaiian surfing, the heyday of the 1960s and into the twenty-first century.

This will be a hybrid History for Lunch with limited in person seating and virtually through Zoom. To attend in person visitors must RSVP by April 1st due to limited available seats in the auditorium by calling Lori Meads at 252-331-4054. Once all the spots are full no more will be available.

Author Tony Lillis will be available following the end of the lecture to sign books following State of North Carolina Executive Orders. Books may be purchased in the Museum Gift Shop.

If you plan to watch virtually through Zoom we have expanded our virtual participation to above 100! And don't forget all of our History for Lunch programs will be available on YouTube.

Click the link below if you plan to attend virtually: