Featured Exhibit

A Brief History of Surfboards: Wood, Foam to Fiberglass


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Special Exhibits

The Legendary Greg Noll

The Legendary Greg Noll. Efficiently iterate effective manufactured products and principle-centered models.

Permanent Exhibits

A Brief History of Surfboards: Wood, Foam to Fiberglass

Beginning with wooden plank surfboards reminiscent of surfing’s roots in Polynesia.

Where’s the Surf? Find your swell direction with CDIP

The Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) is an extensive network for monitoring waves and beaches along the coastlines of the United States. CDIP’s buoys measure sea surface temperature and wave direction in addition to wave energy.

Long-term Displays

Courageous Inspiration: Bethany Hamilton

Far and away the most popular exhibit and compelling story that the museum has had in our 29-year history. The exhibit tells Bethany’s story of how she lost her left arm to a Tiger shark while surfing at Tunnels Beach on Kauai and her determination to not only recover from the incident, but return to surfing a mere 3 weeks after the attack!

Kelly Slater's "Fred Rubble" Model

World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater’s surfboard

Check out Kelly Slater’s Channel Islands Al Merrick-shaped “Fred Rubble” model 5-fin board that he used on the WSL pro tour.



Stop and marvel at what just may be the the most extensive display of surf wax anywhere! Learn about the development and evolution of surf wax – from simple paraffin wax to specialized colored and scented waxes for all water temperatures. Our display contains an amazing assortment of waxes from the last 50 years.

Surfing and Pop Culture

On your way to check out The Secret Spot Exhibit, don’t forget to stop by our display of just a few of the commercial products (from Monopoly to Barbie to comic books) that have used surfing to sell more product.