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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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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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Home of the World's Largest Surfboard

Stop in and check out the International Surfing Museum in downtown Huntington Beach. Now home to the Guinness Book of World Records Largest Surfboard.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Peter T
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Huntington Beach, California
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San Diego, California
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99 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The surf culture permeates all of Southern California and Huntington Beach has laid claim to the monicker that it is Surf City. Not sure they are correct but they do have this cute little museum focused on surfing which is worth a look if you happen to be in the area. Would not go out of my way to go... More 

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Thank elfinforesttony
Huntington Beach, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stop in and check out the International Surfing Museum in downtown Huntington Beach. Now home to the Guinness Book of World Records Largest Surfboard.

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Thank Peter T
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent visit with Jeff Marsh and Staff within the Museum. Lots of Surf memorbillia. Great Place to explore the Surf Boards and ask lots of questions on it's culture...

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Thank stealthmeister
Irvine, California
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84 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite its name as the 'International Surfing Museum' this small 'museum' is really solely focused on Huntington Beach. The admission price is nominal, which is in keeping with the very small collection, consisting mostly of surfing posters and some antique surfboards. We were very disappointed in this museum. The California Surf Museum in Oceanside puts this one to shame. We... More 

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Thank Rexflash
Huntington Beach, California
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun little surf museum to visit when you're in town. Free admission and you may run into a pro surfer from time to time. Rocked Fig is just around the corner, stop by and say hi to him.

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Thank Lynn R
Huntington Beach, CA
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The International Surfing Museum may look small on the outside, but it contains so much history that is integral to Huntington Beach. The building is filled with memorabilia of the history of surfing, and also hosts other short-term exhibits. When we visited, there was also an exhibit on the Golden Bear, a nightclub which rivaled the Whiskey-A-Go-Go in importance to... More 

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Thank wakndhart
Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

a great place to stop while shopping and dining downtown. has some great HB surf history from the early 1900's. check it out and then take a walk on the beach and check out the surfers and guys fishing on the HB pier.

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Thank d d
Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This Museum is very interesting and the history takes you back in time. Huntington Beach is very famous for it's surfers so be sure to stop in and see this wonderful museum. It is not very big but is plenty packed with fun and interesting stuff.

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Thank Patty W
Huntington Beach, California
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53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

this place is kitchy but fun... it gives a nice feel for our surf history and it is really fun when they have bands out back playing that laid back surfer vibe type of music... like Dick Dale and others... worth a visit!

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Thank FunHBMan
Orange County
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Thank Kristena H

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