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Current Exhibits

Plastic Fantastic

The Plastic Fantastic Surfboard Company was established in 1968, and built surfboards in small factories in Hawaii and California. After 1972 they were made only in Huntington Beach, California. This mid-1970s stinger…
CSM
April 9, 2019
Archive Exhibits

Making Boards the Hurley Way!

Bob Hurley started out as a surfboard shaper in Huntington Beach in the 1970s. Throughout the years, Bob has shaped thousands of board for surfers like Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, Jay Adams, Carissa…
CSM
April 9, 2019
Archive Exhibits

Billabong Salute to Pipeline

Three factors inspired the concept of this exhibit: the legendary reputation of the wave at Pipeline, the epic history of the Pipeline Masters contest, and the virtuoso skills and equipment of the…
CSM
April 8, 2019
Stories

Mike “Tiki Mike” Doyle…RIP

There are very few surfers nowadays that know anything about what kind of man Mike Doyle was....or rather, what was his connection, actually, to the ocean? When we think of Mike, we…
CSM
May 24, 2019
Stories

The Evolution of the Fin

The evolution of the fin from Tom Blake’s first prototype was a slow process, sometimes taking two steps forward and one step back. The keel fin that Blake first created was modified…
CSM
April 9, 2019
Current Exhibits

Body Surfing and Handplanes

In the 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci experimented with various devices to improve the human physical condition: wings, vehicles and swim fins. At the same time, Hawaiians were leaving petroglyphic records of…
CSM
April 9, 2019
Current Exhibits

Doc Ball’s Camera

“I took a lot of photos with it, and when I went off to the war, Bill McKusick took it to repair a leak. When I returned four years later in ’54…
CSM
April 9, 2019