Surfing Memorabilia Collection
October 1, 2012 - January 31, 2013
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum contains collections of surfing memorabilia and the culture surrounding this time honored sport believed to be imported to Huntington Beach and California nearly a century ago. Duke Kahanamoku, the Father of Surfing, frequented Huntington Beach, California from Hawaii, introducing surfboards and surfing to the local audience.
Surfing has taken off and grown into a multi-billion dollar sports industry with products, competitions and clothing. There are over 50 surfing competitions each year in Huntington Beach, plus a Surfing Walk of Fame, Surfers' Hall of Fame and public art honoring surfing.
The Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum is considered one of the best internationally and receives visitors from around the world. The museum is very affordable and includes rotating exhibits.
When visiting Huntington Beach, stop by the downtown museum just off Main Street at Olive. The shop contains great surfing items and CDs. You will not be sorry you made the effort to check it out and discover the heritage, the culture and the current vibe of surfing in California and the world.