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Bruce Snake Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum

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Bruce Snake Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum

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5005 Bayside Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732-4057
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Vanessa C wrote a review Aug 2020
Annapolis2 contributions
Bruce Gabrielson is a living surfing legend. It is a unique experience to have Bruce deliver a personal tour of the museum, as he knows the personalities and backstories involved with every item. This is definitely worth your time!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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John McC wrote a review Jul 2020
Millersville, Maryland1 contribution
I rode down from Crownsviile MD this past week to meet Bruce and his hard working surf apprentice, and what a great and inspiring time it was for myself; a great day in my life. The surf museum was fantastic. It has to be one the best collections of historic surfboards, skateboards , pop surf art , some 60's CA rock, and other surf memorabilia anyplace on earth, and I been to a few surf museums, but on top of that you got to meet a person who was right there in the early 60's and who helped bring surfing to the USA and world shaping and inspiring pop US icons like Beach Boys and surf fashion that's still going strong today. You're actuality talking to and interacting with a true living legend within surfing and our great USA culture from the 60's and 70's. In my life I met famous actors, athletes and rock legends, but down in Calvert County MD is the best I've met to date Mr Bruce! I can't say enough. With all the insanity that's happening in our country that visit made me realize that the USA produces the cream of the crop. We are still the best! It was well worth the trip! You should make plans and check it out and after stop around historic Chesapeake North beach for a fanatics day! Maybe get involved and take some surf lessons from Bruce and his team. I know I will :) I'll be back! :)
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Vanessa C wrote a review Jul 2020
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Surf Legend and great guy! Visit his museum you won’t be disappointed. Call ahead because he might be out surfing.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Departure712639 wrote a review Oct 2019
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Lots of photos and posters about surfing. The owner, Bruce (aka “snake) told us stories about his surfing and carving careers. As required, we called ahead of time to make a reservation. We stayed for about an hour and a half. I knew little about surfing before going so I wasn’t able to appreciate the depth of all the history of his memorabilia. He certainly had a lot of knowledge about surfing and he was happy to share it. Glad we went! After leaving the museum, I went home to re-watch the film “The Endless Summer”.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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jonthegreat13 wrote a review Sep 2019
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland18 contributions11 helpful votes
Bruce was very interesting and was patient with our young children. If you are into surfing, wrestling or just want to stop by I would recommend it but make sure you call ahead to schedule a private tour!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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