The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) presents a rare event…two women surfers–author Vicky Heldreich Durand and filmmaker Heather Hudson–will join forces for a book talk about Durand’s Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer and about other women surfers that Hudson has celebrated in film. This special book presentation, Q and A session, and signing event will take place in the museum’s Munger Theater on Thursday, July 29, 1921, at 4 pm PDT. Limited seating. Free with Museum admission, but reservations are required and can be made online at firstname.lastname@example.org. SBMM members who attend will get a 25% discount on the purchase of Ms. Durand’s book and a 10% discount on Heather Hudson’s DVDs and posters.
Durand’s book is a biography of her mother, Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt, who was one of the first women surfers in the mid-1950s who competed in big wave competitions and won first place in Lima, Peru. Ms. Hudson’s films, The Women of the Waves and The Women of the Waves 2, premiered at the Museum, are screened in the Munger Theater on Saturdays, and are available for purchase in the SBMM Museum store.