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Surfing Heritage and Culture Center

Address: 110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone Number: 949.388.0313
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

They were between exhibits but still let me in to have a look around. AMAZING collection of history here. Met a guy named Henry there and he started showing me around telling me some great stories. Turns out it's Henry Ford, living legend! awesome guy. People, you've gotta come check this place out, support the history, learn where surfing has... More 

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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The most amazing collection of surfboards, and photographs, books and surfing history I have ever seen. Just wonderful place to lose yourself in the history of the sport of surfing.A must visit for everyone.

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Capistrano Beach, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Literally the Smithsonian museum of surfing - many times larger than the others combined. Great events that draw the most renowned surfers from around the world. Went to the Endless Summer 50th anniversary event and it was terrific.

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a cool museum. The guy who works there was really fun to talk to. They had a lot of old surfboards and the cameras and stuff from the surfing movie. I forgot what it was called but its a famous surf movie.

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southern calif.-- USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

but quite a collection of wood and glass-- worth a quick visit for sure-----they want me to say more but that;s all i have for now...hmmm that should be 50 words

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Henderson, NV
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Worth a visit. Tons of old to new boards. Every board has a great write up of the history. Staff is very friendly. Wish I would have hd more time.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

This was a short visit but provided a great history of the surfing culture that has grown up in the area. I am a surfer in my mind only !! but love to watch the surfers ride the waves.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

Our visit was really quite amazing. There are real surfboards on display from the 1800's showing the development of surfing. All credit to those involved in the creation of this display. A bit hard to find if you are not a local but well worth the effort.

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