Bird's Surf Shed
San Diego recently added its own surf film festival to the growing roster of those taking place in cities across the US. This festival has an advantage, however, in the form of venue - the festival was held in Bird's Surf Shed, an inconic Qunoset hut that houses owner Bird Huffman's collection of over 600 boards. What began as a personal storage facitility quickly morphed into a place for his surfboard shaper friends to come together, then into a retail shop and soon enough, a screening room that served as the backdrop for the three day festival. Boards in the room date back to 1935, but Huffman insists that the vintage collection is meant to be used rather than looked at. He encourages surfers and shapers to try them out in the ocean and loves to share the stories behind each one.
Bird's Surf Shed before the festival began.
Bird's during the first San Diego Surf Film Festival.
The outside of the Quonset hut during the festival.
Surfboards line every surface of the building.