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Surfing Heritage and Culture Center

110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA 92672-7502
+1 949-388-0313
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A Must Visit

If you are, or have ever been a surfer, this museum is a must see. Even if you have never been on... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2017
Mar51
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Camarillo, California
Amazing Selection of Surf History

A rare opportunity to view the evolution of wave riding from the early 1900s to the present day... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2016
Christopher C
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Branford, Connecticut
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Surf Museum: includes a timeline of the evolution of the surfboard as well as our Gallery which has four different exhibits up throughout the year. Donations welcome!
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110 Calle Iglesia, San Clemente, CA 92672-7502
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

If you are, or have ever been a surfer, this museum is a must see. Even if you have never been on a board in your life, you will find this place interesting. My husband, daughter and I stopped by this museum last weekend for...More

2  Thank Mar51
Reviewed November 22, 2016

A rare opportunity to view the evolution of wave riding from the early 1900s to the present day. An incredible selection redwood, spruce, balsa, and fiberglass boards spanning the last century with information on the shapers and surfers of each period. As special as the...More

1  Thank Christopher C
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

The center is well designed and very informativ. We visited on a rainy day and enjoyed it a lot. The displays are well organized and you get everything from fun facts to actual facts.

1  Thank DeborahNorge
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Only a few minutes out of town, actually a nice drive out through the hills and you get a taste of the residential areas(10 minutes from Holiday Inn North San Clemente). It is in a small industrial/business area so don't panic or feel lost on...More

1  Thank FerTravel
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Take a trip back to the time of the Beach Boys , Big Wednesday , and Gidget. Well displayed art and surfboards , maybe not for the novice. Great surf memoribilia.

1  Thank Patrick M
BarryHaun, Creative Director/Curator at Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for the kind words, we're in the process of adding to our exhibits, thereby telling more of the whole story of surfing as well as having the best collection of historic surfboards.

Reviewed July 6, 2016

If you surf or have an interest in surfing this museum is for you. An amazing collection of surfboards and other surfing related items await your visit. Friendly staff, nice location, you will not be disappointed.

2  Thank SoCal4
BarryHaun, Creative Director/Curator at Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for the kind words!

Reviewed May 1, 2016

Great board displays. Rotating surf shows, shapers, art shows, music and more. Friendly staff, minimal donation to enter.

1  Thank bradsthompson
BarryHaun, Curator/Creative Director at Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2016

Thank you for your support and kind words, we all love what we do here and are glad you appreciate it as well!

Reviewed April 25, 2016

The San Clemente Surf Museum has an amazing collection of surf boards that represent many decades of surfing. Each has an informative bit about when, who and how the board was used. There is also a changing exhibit that includes some type of multi-media and...More

1  Thank WiTraveller608
BarryHaun, Curator and Creative Director at Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2016

Thank you for visiting our museum, we're glad you had an enjoyable and informative experience. We're currently working on adding more of the other items associated with surfing such as trunks, wetsuits, leashes, skateboards, movie posters, etc. as well as providing multi-media screens to make...More

Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating history of surfing and it's evolution from 100# redwood boards to about the 1970's. Nice T-shirt for $10 too.

1  Thank Skydogonpoint
Reviewed March 9, 2016

An amazing walk through the history of surf. Great displays and artifacts. This would be an excellent venue for anyone doing a work outing or social mixer.

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