Texas Surf Museum
Texas Surf Museum
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WickedCakes
Columbus, OH1,494 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
I was lucky to find the museum right behind the hotel I was staying at (Best Western). The museum was a cute little shop. The dog on location was friendly too. Nice little place to stop at.
Written November 11, 2021
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breedot
Westminster, CO57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
This was a cool museum that is a little hard to find. If you park on the street, you’ll need to go through the restaurant to the courtyard.
There is a surfing in Vietnam during the war exhibit, a bunch of boards on display with a blurb about the builder and/or owner, a gift shop, one or two interactive displays, lots of pictures and stories.
Staff was friendly and informative.
Tip: Museum is free but takes donations.
Written July 8, 2019
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Sweeney M
Manchester Township, NJ216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I was there to look around and buy some t-shirts. It's in a back lot area with some other small stores,, just look for the old "Moon Dogie" car :)
Gavin was very helpful
Written April 29, 2019
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Troy C
Corpus Christi, TX59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Texas Surf Museum is a great place to learn about Texas surfers and the history behind those who competed. It was a great reminder of what our beaches looked like early 70's to present and the way we dressed for the beach. So much history in a small shop and short film clips at most stations narrating the events or person being interviewed. I would love to surf but my long legs and bad balance together will not allow it to happen. I love going to the north jetty to watch the surfers self compete every weekend. Lets not forget Bob Hall pier.
Written August 16, 2019
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priscilla s
Houston, TX20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Stopped in by chance and it was really a fun place to visit. The exhibit was about surfing at China Beach during Vietnam and they had some interesting videos of vets sharing their experiences. Admission is a donation so bring some cash. The place is small but definitely worth the visit.
Written June 17, 2019
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Godzira
Eleuthera44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
My family loves surfing. The museum is a quaint place with all kinds of Texas surf history. Lot's of autographed posters, boards, etc. Some for sale with Robert August signatures. Very, very cool if you're into the Endless Summer time frame and surf culture. Also has some great pics of swells from storms with guys shredding on 10 footers in the Gulf. Great t shirts and super nice people. All for a donation!
Written January 22, 2019
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Jill G
Austin, TX1,823 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Cool little place to learn about the surfing history of South Texas, and it's free. Lots of surfboards on display with the details about each one.

Tiny gift shop inside, and a great photo opportunity of virtual surfing.

Grab a beer inside and rest a spell while thinking about the great surfing adventures on display.
Written December 30, 2018
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eaterofallthingsgood
Maypearl, TX807 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
don't know much about surf boards and really don't care but it is a good place to hang out and have a beer
Written December 4, 2018
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Joey T
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
The Texas Surf Museum is one of those places you find tucked into the corner of a retail shopping center and wonder "how did this ever end up here?" There is a small gift shop, but surely it doesn't make enough money to pay rent and keep a staff. The obvious answer is that the museum is a front for money launderers. Or maybe it is a labor of love for the owners of the shopping center it resides in. After all, it is next door to the Executive Surf Club which serves delicious surf pub grub in a no frills atmosphere. The wait staff at the restaurant wear surf museum shirts so maybe there is a connection there?

Anyway, this place is a big whallop of nostalgia for someone like me who grew up in the Coastal Bend and enjoyed catching the occasional wave. Surfing Port Aransas and Padre Island is a lesson in patience as the waves are few and far between. The best surf we ever got was during a tropical storm, but I digress. The Texas Surf Museum has lots of boards and photos from throughout the years.

The staff is always super nice and I typically buy a t-shirt or something while I'm in. Their shirts have statements like "worth getting wet" how can you not love it?
Written December 2, 2018
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Momma080914
Manitoba, Canada158 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
For a free museum it was pretty cool. Very small. Lots of boards to look at and some pictures too. But you can be in and out in 15 minutes.
Written November 16, 2018
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