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The California Surf Museum is a history museum, preserving and telling the stories of the past focused on the culture and sport of surfing. Since 1986, the California Surf Museum has been collecting and preserving the surfing history and artifacts of this popular lifestyle sport and culture as well as producing fascinating and educational exhibits. Get involved by becoming a member, making a tax-deductible donation or volunteering your time.

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Become a Member

Why join CSM? Membership matters. Membership dues help CSM continue to operate on a daily basis, and go toward creating exhibits, educational programming, and purchasing archival materials to protect items such as photographs, swimsuits, and surfboards.

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Renew Your Membership

Maintain your annual membership and continue to enjoy the benefits of membership, including unlimited free admission to all exhibits.

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Donate to the Museum

Your donation supports CSM in its efforts in gathering accounts of the past, including documents, images and artifacts. You can donate to CSM in several ways: donate online and your donation is immediately available for use where best needed. Designate California Surf Museum when you donate a car, shop through AmazonSmile, search online through GoodSearch and shop online through GoodShop.

Make a Donation

The California Surf Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; we invite you to support CSM by making a tax-deductible donation to ensure CSM continues to fulfill its mission.

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Share Surf History

Help preserve your surfing history. Consider donating your documents, images and artifacts to the California Surf Museum.

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Expressions of Memory

There is a special place within CSM dedicated to perpetuating the memories of individuals who shared the love of the ocean.

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“In Memory Of”

Remember a loved one, a friend, someone important in your life with a donation in their memory.

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Become a Volunteer

Give of your time while surrounded by surfing’s historical artifacts. Examples of needs: become a docent and share the surf stoke with CSM’s visitors, conduct research for upcoming exhibits, help at special events, or even assist with building maintenance.

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