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International Surfing Museum

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Address: 411 Olive Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone Number: 714 960 3483
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Small but... when in HB

Very small Museum with 4 parking spaces. If you visit HB check it out. road down memory lane and afterwards Main street for the "Stars". Not worth the trip for just the Museum so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Orange County
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This museum hosts permanent and revolving exhibits. If you want to understand the true culture of the area, visit this museum. The Huntington Beach that has grown around this isn't what the town used to be. In all my visits, I've seen various exhibits from board manufacturers, skateboard manufacturers (old Hobie boards), surf music exhibits and live shows, historical town... More 

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California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very small Museum with 4 parking spaces. If you visit HB check it out. road down memory lane and afterwards Main street for the "Stars". Not worth the trip for just the Museum so. MeuterMedia

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Huntington Beach, California
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Small , intimate, knowledgeable and helpful docents. Fun and unusual fact revealed about the sport of surfing . Loved the vintage boards and pictures of HB.

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Huntington Beach, California
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Funky little museum maintained and staffed by volunteers. Lots of surfing memorabilia. They have their own small parking lot which is free. Docents are warm and friendly.

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Huntington Beach, California
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very well done exhibit, which changes as time goes by. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Get a feel for the surfing history of the area, and the people who made it happen.

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Dallas, TX
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It was only $2 to enter, and that was not even worth it! There is very little to see. I took some out of town guests, and it was a bit embarrassing because there wasn't anything worthwhile to see...

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Huntington Beach, California
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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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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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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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Additional Information about International Surfing Museum

Address: 411 Olive Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone Number: 714 960 3483
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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