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International Surfing Museum

411 Olive Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714 960 3483
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Buckeye, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
22 helpful votes 22 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
24 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
109 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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