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Surf Ohio 40 Years - Cleveland - Cuyahoga River Tee

Somewhat sheepish to admit it now, but the very first Cleveland edition of Surf Ohio shirts in 1978 boasted the “Flaming River Masters Surfing Classic” on the back.  Many of my Cleveburg mates at Ohio U. claim their Surf Ohio shirts later inspired a hometown bar band to record a 45rpm titled, “There’s No Surf In Cleveland.” I don’t know about that, but if you have one of these ’78 Surf Ohio t-shirts in your archives, sell it on eBay and go buy yourself a new iPhone.  Those shirts are rare, indeed, in this, the 50th anniversary of the infamous fire on the Cuyahoga, the world-famous incident now widely acknowledged as the tipping point for what became the environmental movement.

Whether you say I’ve since matured, mellowed, or otherwise grew to love the city formerly known as “the Mistake on the Lake” - the city that also developed a derelict waterfront warehouse district into the partyin’ “Flats” (now derelict again), where I once had my van stolen, stripped, and discovered up on blocks by the CPD’s finest even before I heard “last call,” the city with more “Don’t Blame Me – I voted for Kucinich” stickers per capita than any other, the home of the Rock’n’Roll Hall Fame, which of course hosts its annual induction ceremony in, where else, New York - I am, in all honesty, very proud to present the all new, Surf Ohio’s 40th Anniversary Cuyahoga Masters Surfing Classic/Cleveland, Ohio t-shirts.  

And, hey- go Brownies!

  • Pre-shrunk
  • 100% combed ring-spun cotton
  • Set-in 1x1 baby rib collar