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International Surfing Museum

International Surfing Museum
Established 1987
Location Huntington Beach, California
Director Cindy Cross[1]
Website .org.surfingmuseumwww

The International Surfing Museum is a non-profit, 501(c) museum in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California.[2] The museum's goal is to preserve the history of the surfing culture throughout the globe. It is dedicated to Duke Kahanamoku, who is generally regarded as the person who popularized the modern sport of surfing.[3]

The International Surfing Museum displays historic surfboards, provides information about legendary surfers, and shows classic surf films. Visitors can examine artistic surfing sculptures and hear surf music. Admission to the museum is without charge.

The museum moved and opened in the 411 Olive Avenue location in June 1990. It was established in 1987[4] by Ann Beasley and Natalie Kotsch.[5] In 1998 Ann Beasley and Natalie Kotsch were added to the Honor Roll, which "was created to honor those individuals who have contributed to surfing and it's [sic] culture and are deserving of recognition, but might not qualify to receive a stone on the [Surfing] Walk of Fame. Honor Roll recipients are selected by the Surfing Walk of Fame Board of Directors."[6]


  1. ^ Connelly, Laylan (February 22, 2014). "Unlikely founder of Huntington surf museum dies".  
  2. ^ Allison, Stanley (2002-08-31). "Orange County; Surf City Will Keep Museum Rent-Free; Council: To help budget shortfall, Huntington Beach considered asking institution to pay for its downtown space.".  
  3. ^ Marroquin, Patricia (1991-08-28). "Inside Surf City Skip the Beach and Catch the Waves at This Little Huntington Beach Museum".  
  4. ^ Haakenson, Joe (January 26, 2012). "Surfing Museum marks 25 years".  
  5. ^ Warshaw, Matt (2005). The Encyclopedia of Surfing. New York:  
  6. ^

External links

  • Official website

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