The California Surf Museum actively collects, documents and preserves surfing-related artifacts and memorabilia from around the world. Through rotating exhibits, the museum uses story, photographs, fashion, surfboards, trophies, and more to present the many facets of surf culture to the public. Great for surfers and non-surfers alike. Located in beautiful Oceanside, a short walk from the pier, which has great surfing!
A Brief History of Surfboards:
Includes historically significant surfboards, photographs and fashion from each decade. Beginning with surfing's roots in Polynesia and wooden plank surfboards, the exhibit follows surfboard evolution through the the foam and fiberglass advances, the shortboard revolution and ends with 3X World Champion Andy Iron's surfboard last ridden in 2007.
The Need for Speed:
This skateboard exhibit features downhill skateboarding. With story, photos, skateboards, and safety equipment on display, this exhibit sheds light on the culture of this adrenaline pumping sport.
Surf photographer Aaron Chang's camera water-housings.
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