Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Santa Cruz

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  • October 4, 2017
    I LOVE Santa Cruz and this is a must stop for us everytime. My girls love to see this place and take cool pictures out front.  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    But was unfortunately closed so we didn't see the museum. Beautiful building right by the water. Check the operation hours if interested in seeing the museum.  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    Heaps of information and history on local surfing, with lots of cool photos from the last 70 years. A quick stop, but well worth it for surf fans.  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    I have been there, but not since 1979, 1976. First time was with my friend in his 1968 Olds Cutlass, they must have gotten over their thing against big block engines in mid sized cars because his had a 455 in it! We continued on to Roseburg, OR. I will finish this later.
  • March 27, 2017
    Cute, little museum located right above a great surf spot (Steamers Lane) and by a wonderful seaside walking path/sidewalk.
  • March 23, 2017
    Well the museum is a very small the history behind surfing is so important and this is where it all started it just takes you and lets you really appreciate the nature of the sport
  • March 4, 2017
    It was okay. Cool things to learn about and everything, but the building is small and not much in there.
  • February 27, 2017
    An interesting history of surfing located within the lighthouse makes this quaint little museum well worth visiting.

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