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International Surfing Museum

Address: 411 Olive Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone Number: 714 960 3483
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Huntington Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This funky little museum houses tons of surfing memorabilia. Well worth the walk from PCH. Plus on Sundays in the summer they have live bands in the parking lot.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a great little museum. $2 admission and you get to look at and touch pieces of surf history. It's in a small, one room building that has been there since the 1920's. They have a small gift shop as well. You can sit and watch "The Endless Summer". There is a small parking lot on the side of... More 

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San Diego, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This downtown treasure has been there for quite some time. It's pretty small but if you want to read everything I guess it could take more than 5-10 minutes to go through it. I looked at a few things then got a bit bored, it was OK for what it was.

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Huntington Beach, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

liked the idea, very small for the admission price, staff not very passionate about museum and what it offers, bought a HB cap anyway.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A great little museum in Surf City, USA. Loved all the exhibits especially the old photos and posters. Well worth a visit if your into surfing. I had heard of it prior to my summer road trip to the USA and knew if we were nearby I had to go.

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Indio, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Although housed in a small building, this museum is downtown, so you can walk to nearby restaurants and shopping afterwards. They have accumulated a long history of great items related to surfing from around the world... even skateboards inspired by surfing. According to the curator, they have warehouses of stuff donated to them, so it allows them to circulate the... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
29 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a great place to visit - surfer or not. I'm married to an "old surfer dude" and we didn't even know this place was here. Talking to a few locals while taking in a drive down the Pacific Coast from Venice Beach; a stop at Huntington Beach lead us to some locals that told us about this place... More 

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Denton, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

if you like surfing, you will like this. history at it's finest, worth the visit. you can browse the pages of history, and see why the locals love H.B. and surfing.

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Burbank, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I am not a surfer so as an outsider, it was rather boring and lame. It's a tiny place with non-interesting things all over.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
120 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I didn't know this was here until I had to go as part of my surf class. It was great to have a slice of Southern California history.

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