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International Surfing Museum

411 Olive Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714 960 3483
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: Go to the Surf museum to see the latest exhibit, Surf Sounds Part 2: Starring Jan and Dean. Its fun for the whole family plus you can watch Dead... more »
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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75 reviews 75 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
63 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Sunset Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A trip to Huntington Beach is not complete without a visit to the Surf Museum... must visit to truly appreciate the California Surf culture!

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Boise, Idaho
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This small museum is dedicated to surfing in the U.S. and particularly California (Huntington Beach is known as Surf City USA). The person on duty was friendly and helpful. Exhibits are limited at this time.

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Seal Beach
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My husband and I stopped in here to browse around and enjoyed our visit. We also have been to the one up in Santa Cruz, which is also very small and I'd say that they're comparable. A nice diversion!

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Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

tucked right in the middle of downtown, this little treasure trove of surf memorabilia is a must see! Vintage surfboards, posters, etc. abound in this hip little spot! Great place to shop for gifts for the special surfer in your life. $2 donation to check it out.

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new jersey
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56 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I liked this museum. They have surf boards and photos and the history of the famous surfers. They have books and souviners for sale. They don't charge but you can give a donation. The owner is very friendly and makes you feel welcome,

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Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

If you have ever been into surfing, this place is a must. Excellent history of one of the greatest surfing spots in the world. Super display of surfboards from the old redwood logs to today's potato chips. There is even a Karaoke machine where you can sing to Beach Boys songs. And, it is free.

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