International Surfing Museum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
International Surfing Museum
LocationHuntington Beach, California
DirectorDiana Dehm

The International Surfing Museum is a non-profit, 501(c) museum in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California.[1] 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.[2]

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 currently $2 per visitor.

The museum moved and opened in the 411 Olive Avenue location in June 1990. It was established in 1987[3] by Ann Beasley and Natalie Kotsch.[4] 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."[5]


  1. ^ 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". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  2. ^ Marroquin, Patricia (1991-08-28). "Inside Surf City Skip the Beach and Catch the Waves at This Little Huntington Beach Museum". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  3. ^ Haakenson, Joe (January 26, 2012). "Surfing Museum marks 25 years". Huntington Beach Independent.
  4. ^ Warshaw, Matt (2005). The Encyclopedia of Surfing. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 281. ISBN 0-15-603251-1. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  5. ^

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°39′33″N 118°00′03″W / 33.65918°N 118.0008°W / 33.65918; -118.0008