California Surf Museum

Coordinates: 33°11′47″N 117°22′49″W / 33.1965°N 117.3803°W / 33.1965; -117.3803

The California Surf Museum is a museum located at 312 Pier View Way in Oceanside, California, dedicated to archiving and displaying surfboards, surf art, memorabilia, surfing equipment, photographs, magazines, videos, and more. The California Surf Museum's permanent time line of surfboards includes wooden boards from the early 1900s to today's modern boards. The museum has rotating exhibits and is visited by an estimated 20,000 people annually. It was founded in 1986 in Encinitas, California and subsequently moved to Pacific Beach before settling in Oceanside in 1991. The current location (its third location in Oceanside) is a 5,100-square-foot (470 m2) newly renovated building located in downtown Oceanside close to the pier. The museum hosts a number of events annually including a fundaising gala, three-day Surf Film Festival, "Legends Day", book signings, concerts and more. The California Surf Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

  • Admission: $3 adults, $1 students/seniors/military,
  • Free for museum members, kids under 12, and free on Thursdays.
  • Open daily 10 am–4 pm, Thursdays extended hours 10 am–8 pm

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