This collection includes photographs and films of Santa Cruz surfing during the mid-20th
century, primarily centered around activities of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club. Also included
are correspondence, organizational documentation and ephemera relating to the Santa Cruz
Surfing Club and the Santa Cruz Surfing Sculpture Committee.
Harry Mayo was born in Pacific Grove, California in 1923 to William H. and Susie M. Mayo.
He attended Santa Cruz High School from 1938-1942, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard from
1942-1945, during which he was stationed at several points in California, including Santa
Cruz. Mayo worked as a firefighter in the Santa Cruz Fire Department from 1949 until 1979,
when he retired as a captain. He was a founding member of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club, a
member of the Santa Cruz Surfing Sculpture Committee, and volunteer at the Santa Cruz
Surfing Museum. He currently resides in Santa Cruz.
11 Linear Feet
14 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyright has been assigned to the Santa Cruz Surfing Club Preservation
Society. Due to restrictions imposed by the donation agreement, UCSC Special Collections is not able to provide reproductions
of photographs from this collection, nor is photography of this material allowed. To request a reproduction, contact the Santa
Cruz Surfing Club Preservation Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection is open for research. Access to original copies of film, video, and other media
is restricted and requires advance notice. Access copies must be made prior to research use.
Please contact Special Collections and Archives to request access to media.