That's Doc. Photo courtesy of Bob Cooney

Josh’s art is a fitting tribute to a life lived to the fullest.

The Inertia

Doc Paskowitz passed away last year, but his legacy lives on through his wife Juliette and his nine children. The Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center will be showcasing the Paskowitz family with an exhibit opening on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 6-9pm. Entrance is FREE for SHACC members, and $5 for non-members.


Doc’s youngest son, Joshua Ben, has been carrying his father’s torch through his artwork. Recreating impressions of classic photos from the greats like Art Brewer and imagining scenes at San Onofre from the stories Doc told of “Before the Good Old Days,”  Josh’s art (which will be on display) is a fitting tribute to a life lived to the fullest.

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Juliette, Joshua Abraham, Jonathan, and much of the rest of the Paskowitz family should be there. Refreshments and Hawaiian BBQ provided by Left Coast Brewery, and others.

Surf_Art_5_6_19_15See more art by Joshua Ben Paskowitz online at Aloha Doc or follow him on Instagram.

From the SHACC Website:
Like many American outsider-adventurers, Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz set out to realize a utopian dream. Abandoning a successful medical practice, he sought self-fulfillment by taking up the nomadic life of a surfer. But, unlike other American searchers like Thoreau or Kerouac, Paskowitz took his wife and nine children along for the ride, all eleven of them living in a 24 foot camper. Together, they lived a life that would be unfathomable to most, but enviable to anyone who ever relinquished their dreams to a straight job. The Paskowitz Family proved that America may be running out of frontiers, but it hasn’t run out of frontiersman.

The Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center
110 Calle Iglesia
San Clemente, CA 92672


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