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International Surfing Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Friendly Downtown Vibe

From little kid days, I grew up in HB. Always and still around the surfer guys ~ from Trestles... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Newport Beach, California
Great place for surf history

Lots of interesting history and being in Surf City, there is no better place to get the oceans... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Huntington Beach, California
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411 Olive Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5142
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you ever put a foot on ANY kind of board—surf, skate, or snow—this is the must-see of all museums in the world.

Thank PickyBaer
Reviewed 26 June 2018

From little kid days, I grew up in HB. Always and still around the surfer guys ~ from Trestles, LaJolla and to Hawaii; specifically North Shore. This small museum is a must-see, at the very least, once. The folks try to change it up according...More

Thank Cassy622
Reviewed 28 February 2018

They have some great stuff, very rare and always changing! Stop by and check it out won't take long worth the stop. Great displays and as I said changing displays with some cool themes get on the email list and they will keep you updated...More

Thank jeffcS4865GB
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Aa a surfer myself, I really had to go and see the legend of surfing. I had nice time talking with the lady at the reception. She was very kind to show me around the museum. Check out the world biggest surf board displayed outside...More

Thank hikalou
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Lots of interesting history and being in Surf City, there is no better place to get the oceans vibe. This is where surfing lives.

Thank musicalsnake
Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you walk by too quickly you can miss this little gem. Lots of old photos and memorabilia celebrating the history of surfing.

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It doesn't state outside, but it is a $2.00 entrance fee because they are a nonprofit musem. If you are interested in surfing and those who came before you and those who are present you will thoroughly enjoy this tour. Small but very informative.

Thank ritahib
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Lovely little museum about Huntington Beach and Surfing in the early days. Good vibes.Good information and great photos.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Really interesting small museum with a 15-minute video. Memorabilia is attractively arranged, & it's easy to get up close. Good location just blocks from Huntington Beach, where there was plenty of action. "Surf City" was preparing for the Open just days away.

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Can't miss it, just look for the BIG surfboard outside! You'll encounter a very nice group of people running the museum. Enjoy their efforts. With that being said, I feel a little sad that museum does not reflect more of HB's history and prominence in...More

Thank Lisa M
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Response from Stephanie L | Reviewed this property |
It was $2 when we visited in April.