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International Surfing Museum

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Address: 411 Olive Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5142
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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Quaint small museum, good memorabilia, $2 to get in a bargain, and a docent full of knowledge. I grew up here, current theme about Eddie Aiku. Very good value & overall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rey C
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Huntington Beach, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The building itself which houses the museum is interesting. The museum itself is lacking. There is a small room with posters, surfboards and other surf memorabilia. It's a sad representative for "Surf City".

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Thank pat q
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint small museum, good memorabilia, $2 to get in a bargain, and a docent full of knowledge. I grew up here, current theme about Eddie Aiku. Very good value & overall presentation.

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Thank Rey C
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here's info from the web. It explains it better than my words. My words... I learned to appreciate our surfers and their boards more while touring the museum. Other words: Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum was founded several decades ago by a woman who's never surfed. In fact, Natalie Kotsch (pictured with a rare electric surfboard) came from a spot... More 

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Thank gmeredith
califoria
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just walk in and see beautiful shots of surfers and boards, etc. Alos walk down the main street and see the hands embedded in cement on the way to the pier to watch the surfers.

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Thank bullet
Mead, Washington
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This little museum was fun to go through. Lots of surfboards representing all the changes over the years. 4 minute video of the making of the Record surfboard and the most people surfing on one surfboard (66) now in the Guiness Book of World Records.

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Thank Laurie F
Huntington Beach, California
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

nice original little place well done, always updated wt some news. Good place to visit. Nice little shop too wt original shaper t shirts and posters.

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Thank skydog1969
Huntington Beach, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This museum is located downtown and is very small, dedicated to the history of surfing. Nice displays, and concerts with surfing music during the summer.

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Thank OCfoodie92648
Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Very nice Huntington Beach museum dedicated to surfing. Well worth an hour of our time in Surf City.

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Thank TMannara
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

You will learn everything you ever need to know about the sport now known as 'surfing- It would have been nice to see examples or mentions of the sport from other countries. All in all a very complete education on surfing !

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Thank 842danettes
Huntington Beach, California
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

beautiful, very interesting, close to the pair, with parking. you will find pictures, all kind stuff about the first surfings.

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Thank alejand321

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