California Surf Museum, Oceanside, California
312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, California 92054| Map |
The California Surf Museum is dedicated to archiving and displaying surfboards, surf art, memorabilia, surfing equipment, photographs, magazines, videos and more. The museum has rotating exhibits and is visited by an estimated 20,000 people annually.
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Address: 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, California 92054| Map
Hours: Mon-Wed 10 am - 4 pm, Thu 10 am - 8 pm, Fri-Sun 10 am - 4 pm. Closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Christmas Day. More Info
Price: Adults (12+): $3; Children under 12: Free; Students, Seniors & Military: $1. Free on Tuesday. More Info
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There really is an overwhelming sense of Ohana at The California Surf Museum! One of legendary Shaun Tomson's Surfer's Codes is that, "I will realize that all surfers are joined by one ocean." For only $3/day or $25/year you can get a chance to visit a place that shows how waves and water can become family. The location is well worth the 1/2 hour drive up from downtown SD or down from the OC. The minute you walk in the door you are warmly greeted by one of the staff members who will explain history and layout of the museum, answer any questions you might have, and encourage you to explore and ask further questions. As you proceed to the left you are presented with the history of surfing, from Hawaii and SoC...
I recently took my fanatical surfer of a father on a road trip to Oceanside for his 60th B-day. My mission for the day was to keep him occupied for 6 hours while my family set up his surprise party back home. We walked into the Museum and were warmly greeted by uhh, the dude. Anyway My Dad and the Dude talked for no-joke an hour and a half straight! About all kinds of surf history, board shapes, how Hawaii is trying to steal our surf artifacts and keep them for their own. This dude was seriously passionate about California surf history. I was really impressed. And it is always a pleasure to meet passionate people. Needless to say that with my ADD I listened for about 5.2 seconds and then moved onto the gift ...