A Brief History of Surfboards: Wood, Foam to Fiberglass

The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center on the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving, and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations.

Permanent Exhibit: A Brief History of Surfboards

Beginning with wooden plank surfboards reminiscent of surfing’s roots in Polynesia, the exhibit follows surfboard evolution through the foam and fiberglass advances, the shortboard revolution, to surfboards being ridden by today’s champions.
This exhibit has now been enhanced to incorporate A Brief History of Skateboards!