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

Featured Exhibits, Permanent Exhibits, Displays, and more…

EVENTS

Upcoming events in the world or surfing and beyond!

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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

HOPE YOU WEREN’T LEFT OUT

Thoughts on our recent run of epic winter surf Well mid-December through late January 2021 was a magical time to be a surfer.....with historic runs of NW swells and tasty conditions for…
CSM
March 6, 2021
Stories

L.J. Richards: Gentleman Surfer

John “Little John” Richards was born in 1939 and raised in Oceanside, and has been one of San Diego County’s most enduring and respected surf figures. In a career spanning six decades…
CSM
February 17, 2021
Stories

A Ride Through O’side Surf History

Surfing culture is vibrant and alive in O’side! The history surrounding the sport’s lifestyle and uniqueness is spotlighted at none other than Oceanside’s California Surf Museum (CSM)! Since 1986, CSM has worked to preserve…
CSM
February 16, 2021
 

California Surf Museum Stories

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