Surfing Heritage & Culture Center, San Clemente
(4.9/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
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  • The center is well designed and very informativ. We visited on a rainy day and enjoyed it a lot. The displays are well organized and you get everything from fun facts to actual facts. 
  • Only a few minutes out of town, actually a nice drive out through the hills and you get a taste of the residential areas(10 minutes from Holiday Inn North San Clemente). It is in a small industrial/bu...  more »
  • Take a trip back to the time of the Beach Boys , Big Wednesday , and Gidget. Well displayed art and surfboards , maybe not for the novice. Great surf memoribilia. 
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  • Best surfing museum by FAR! The so called "smithsonian of surfing" makes all the other collections look pretty pathetic in comparison. Went to the Hobie event and it is just the coolest including a replica of Hobie's first shop.
  • The best collection of surf boards in the world.
  • A tremendous place to visit those who are interested in the history of surfing. I have to pay entrance. The person that we attended gave us a lovely, personalized tour it. Highly recommended along with sight to many surfers who invade the beaches of San Clemente. Greetings from another San Clemente, Maule, Chile region.
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