We are open 11-3

Our museum store, filled with many unique surfing-related items is open, our exhibit hall is temporarily closed.

 

Questions please call: (760) 721-6876

The California Surf Museum was founded in 1986 and has been in operation for three decades serving tens of thousands of annual visitors from over 40 nations around the globe. With a permanent collection which chronicles the history of surfboards and wave-riding, the museum also offers many revolving exhibits each year. In its current museum-quality space, it has acquired a rare set of archives and collections gathered over more than 30 years, comprising one of the world’s richest troves of surfing history.

EXHIBITS

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EVENTS

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ABOUT CSM

Founded in 1986 CSM has been in operation for over three decades

CALIFORNIA SURF MUSEUM STORIES

Check our latest stories, go to the main Stories page to read more.

Stories

Podcast – Artistry In Wood

In our first of what we hope to be many podcasts, premiere shapers Gary Linden and Carl Ekstrom talk about surfboard design with Surf Museum President Jim Kempton - and discuss the…
CSM
November 24, 2020
Stories

“The O” – Oceanside Anthem by Shane Hall

Award-winning Oceanside musician Shane Hall presents the new Oceanside Anthem: "The O" - celebrating Oceanside and its designation as an official California Cultural District! The video premiered at the inaugural Oceanside Culture…
CSM
November 10, 2020
 

California Surf Museum Stories

Past and Present, check out these awesome collection of Surf Museum stories!