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Recognized as a top cultural site by the Maryland Department of Tourism, this free museum contains several rare historical artifacts from the surfing world collected by surfing legend Bruce Gabrielson over a 60 year period. Displays include Dale...more
Chesapeake Beach Town is nestled on western shore of Chesapeake Bay and is a beautiful beach side town to visit.
Once we arrived at the museum we discovered a unique and special place which encompass a wide range of surfing history from Duke Kahanamoku to...More
Took my niece who is 17 and loves surfing. Bruce was an amazing guy-gives his all and personally shows you everything. He is funny and a wealth of knowledge. Has some great sculptures and history and wonderful stories.
Stopped by on a whim and was greeted by Bruce. He stopped what he was doing and showed us his wonderful museum. Such wonderful surf history by one of the great shapers and surfers. His passion is evident in his collection. What a great guy....More
Such and amazing time at Bruce "Snake" Gabielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum. If you ever get the chance, schedule a visit. Bruce is an outstanding surfer and shaper from Hunnington Beach, CA, and has amazing knowledge of surfing history and life style. So much...More
Every spring Bruce comes back with historical goodies from California and Florida, sometimes from around the world! He showed us his new exhibits including a Duke "Big Kahuna" Kahanamoku trophy by the late John Kelly. Circa 1920's! What a treat to hang out and learn...More
Bruce gave me a personal tour.... he's a surfing encyclopedia... what a treat. Showed me his new collection he just brought back from California... So stoked! If you should visit, ask him to show you his personal surfing contest trophies that he's won!
My wife and took a road trip out of the Metro-DC area and found Bruce "Gabrielson's Surf and Art Gallery and Museum. As surfing enthusiasts, we were stoked! Bruce gave us a personal tour through the museum and gave us a history synopsis of surfing!...More
How interesting to travel to the Chesapeake and meet an ole 60's surfer - with a museum at his home. The little museum at his home is full of memorabilia from the popular surfing song groups, boards and even skate boards! Bruce is passionate about...More
This is an amazing collection of surfing history and memorabilia - to find it on the East Coast is even more amazing. From the first wetsuit to early surf boards, this museum has everything surfing you could imagine. The best part of the museum is...More