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International Surfing Museum

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Address: 411 Olive Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone Number: 714 960 3483
Today
12:00 pm - 5:00 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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Most recent review
A bit of history

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
hblaura
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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
33 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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