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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
Surfing Timeline

Design and Technology

2000 BC - B.C.Peruvian fisherman ride waves using bundled-reed caballito de totora boats Fisherman on a Caballito de Totora 1100-1400 CECastle LinderhofTurn of the century Hawaiian plankHawaiian OloWooden Belly Boards Redwood Boards…
CSM
January 31, 2021
Surfing Timeline

Surfers of Change

Legend Pele, Hawaiian goddess of fire, learns to surf and teaches her sister Hi’iaka Hawaii Lava Rock Petroglyph Spirits IslandPetroglyphCaptain James Cook voyage engraving by the artist John Webber1700s Priests traveling across…
CSM
November 21, 2020
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
Archive Events

She Is The Ocean Premiere

The California Surf Museum Presents the Premiere of Innesse Blokhina’s Documentary Thursday, October 15 • 6 PM Pacific Time • Virtual Online Screening Extended to Saturday, October 31 • 6 PM Pacific…
CSM
September 21, 2020