By Daniel Ritz
The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC), currently based in San Clemente, could be expanding as a centerpiece of the new Dana Point Harbor.
Listed as one of the “Top Ten Things to Do in Orange County” on Trip Advisor, the SHACC has been in discussion with Burnham Ward (commercial developer of the Dana Point Harbor Partners) as a cultural attraction.
SHACC president Glenn Brumage said that the potential location would be designed as a museum.
“Historically, being within the Dana Point Harbor would be a perfect fit,” Brumage shared, saying that SHACC is very confident that this progress will move forward “as planned.”
Brumage said that a new Harbor museum would allow for a more public presence in comparison to their current location in the Rancho San Clemente business park off of Avenida Pico in San Clemente, but that this addition does not indicate abandonment of the San Clemente location.
The Dana Point Harbor Partners are currently in active specific lease negotiations with Orange County Real Estate officials. Stay tuned to www.danapointtimes.com for updates on the Harbor revitalization lease agreement. Readers can learn more about the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center at www.surfingheritage.org.