California Surf Museum, Oceanside

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  • A super cool museum that had a lot packed into a small area. Surfboards through the ages, body surfing info and becoming informed on how surfing was such a refuge for our boys during the Viet Nam war....  more »
  • This is a little Oceanside treat and it is near Bubble tea. It is easy to get to and parking all around. It is only $5 for adults and free on the first Tuesday of the month and there are military disc...  more »
  • Had friends in town and decided to stop in. It was amazing and so cool to see surfing throughout the years. My mom and dad surfed in the '60's so it was really fun to see the old stuff!  more »
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  • An unexpected delight & their exhibit on the surfing at China Beach during the Vietnam War was interesting. Its a small place but interesting.
  • Cool little museum that traces the history of surfing. There are many styles of boards there. Presently the museum has a display of items and stories about surfing in Vietnam during that ill fated war. Price $3-5 depending on age
  • Whether you a re a local or just visiting town, check it out. Great exhibits, vintage boards, friendly staff. Take your time as you go through.
  • Nice little museum. Surf Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente had more boards on display and more extensive surf history but this museum had a much more polished display and a big gift shop with lot's of selection. They had a large exhibit on surfing in/during Vietnam, a weather buoy on display and interactive computer screen to read surf reports from, the rescue board for Eddie Aiku, and, of course, Bethany's board!
  • Great place to see the history of Surfing. Many historic Surfboards on display. The staff that work there are surfing veterans and are very informative and will show you around and explain about the surfboards they have on display. This place is well organized neat and clean. The also have a guest log to sign in.
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