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Morro Bay Skateboard Museum

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Address: 699 Embarcadero Street, Morro Bay, CA
Phone Number: 805-610-3565
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Description: Featuring skateboards and memorabilia from the 1930s to present day...
Featuring skateboards and memorabilia from the 1930s to present day. Proudly displaying skateboards and memorabilia from Todd Huber's Skatelab, Stephen Pizzo, Pat "Skate Fink" Maphis, Dennis Allgeier and Jack Smith .Open seven days a week. M-F: 12 -5Weekends: 10-6
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Surf bum!

That's what they called us back in the 50's and 60's "Surf Bums". I'm sure to some that's what we looked like, with long sun bleached hair, spending most of our days hanging... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Morro Bay, Calif., United States
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Morro Bay, Calif., United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

That's what they called us back in the 50's and 60's "Surf Bums". I'm sure to some that's what we looked like, with long sun bleached hair, spending most of our days hanging around on the beach chasing girls and the next perfect wave.Then when the surf was not up we took to the sidewalks and hills with crudely constructed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I saw this place on TA and thought it might be interesting. Certainly something out of the ordinary and clearly a labour of love on someone's part! It's a friendly place where we were greeted as we arrived. Certainly worth a visit! YMMV

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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

i'm not a skater and never will be but the museum is still a great place for tracing the evolution of the sport. After all, we've all seen skateboarders around for the last few decades! Jack keeps it fresh by switching up the displays and always has stories and history to share. Jack is one of those people who is... More 

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Agnes Water
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Neither my husband nor I are into skateboarding, but this place is too good to miss when visiting Morro Bay. Jack Smith is passionate about the amazing museum he's created, and rightfully so. Extremely well laid out, informative, interesting, fun and cool. Jack knows everything there is to know about skateboarding and its history. They don't charge an admission fee,... More 

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very nicely displayed collection of historically significant skateboards and pro skater memorabilia. Jack Smith, the curator that regularly staffs the museum and skate shop is knowledgeable and loves to talk skateboarding! He was at the famous Del Mar contest in the 1970's where the Z Boys team debuted, has skated across America three times and is a slalom guru.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I took my teenagers to visit and see all of the differant skateboards and other items shown in the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum. My sons whom also skateboard were able to read a magazine and talk with the actual person shown. This is an AMAZING shop to visit. Took me back to my childhood with all of the many differant... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I skated as a 70's kid in California, I loved seeing many of my old boards. Skate boarding was just a way of life, I was never a "skate boarder" per se, but this museum brought back so many memories of our lives back then; tube socks, Vans sneakers, dolphin shorts, feathered hair... It was a good life and good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

i managed to stumble across this place by accident. What a great place for skateboarding history. Well worth a visit, Tons of awesome old decks etc, bought one as well to help support the cause, make sure you do too!

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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

even if you didn't grow up around here, Jack, the memorabilia, and all the awesome decks on the wall, will give you a hint of the great vibe and the cool folk that made and make this museum the "must see" that it is. Locals and tourists alike will be totally stoked on this place... check it out!

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Morro Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Let me tell you if you want to go back to your early days of skateboarding and then come back to the future and enjoy some new found treasures go to the Morro Bay Skate Museum! Great place for allllll ages to check out!

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