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California Surf Museum

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California Surf Museum

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312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054-2525
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Oceanside Transit Center6 min
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Patti W wrote a review Feb 2020
Renton, Washington681 contributions80 helpful votes
I thought no better time to actually learn something about surfing since I'd been enjoying watching surfers at nearby beach. This museum is just a few blocks from the Oceanside pier. Senior entrance free is only $3. Its a small museum space that is well laid out with interesting exhibits of showing progression of surf boards from the traditional to boards to those fitted for any style of traveling on or through a wave. There is a wonderful video and visual display of NON traditional surfers, Very interesting exhibit about data collection along CA coast of sea conditions, showing how wind, temperature and tides contribute to predicting best time to hit the surf. I learned so much. The docents are very enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Daydream766988 wrote a review Feb 2020
Avalon, California2 contributions
Well worth seeing. History of boards, surfing, and surfers. There was also a nice exhibit featuring Bethany Hamilton, the inspirational surfer who survived a shark attack and kept surfing. And they play cool surf music! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. They are eager to answer questions and provide information. Fun gift shop, too.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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101BikeGuy wrote a review Jan 2020
Oceanside, California52 contributions9 helpful votes
Evert time I visit this Museum I am impressed by how well the exhibits tell a story, often untold. Worth the effort if your in the area.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ann S wrote a review Dec 2019
Baltimore, Maryland12 contributions6 helpful votes
We really enjoyed learning about the history of surfing and especially, enjoyed learning about adaptive surfing- everyone can surf. What a great inclusive message. We also liked the Vintage Hawaiian Shirts, what a clever idea. The price is right and it can take 30 minutes to an hour. Great organization!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Dave wrote a review Nov 2019
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I happen to be walking from the pier and happened to find this really cool surfing mueseum.They guy that ran the place was a long time surfer and was doing a tour of the mueseum for some special need kids.The tour was far more interesting then I thought and learn a lot.The exhibit with Brittany Hamilton was very informative..the girl who lost her arm by a shark and went onto win the surfing championship 3 years later.They even had her board with a section missing from the attack and her bathing suit.The self guide tour isn't very long ..check it out!!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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