California Surf Museum Celebrates Surf Culture In Oceanside
Explore surfing’s roots and rich culture at Oceanside’s California Surf Museum.
Head just five miles north of Carlsbad to Oceanside and check out the California Surf Museum—a treasure trove of memorabilia, history and photography paying homage to the celebrated sport-turned-lifestyle of surfing. The museum houses carefully chronicled exhibits that detail surfing’s rich heritage and culture—from surf-inspired art to videos to magazines to equipment to, of course, an impressive inventory of surfboards. See Water Housings and Cameras by famed surf photographer Aaron Chang, and follow a visual timeline of surf products with Hobie Shaping a Culture. These featured exhibits are presented alongside the museum’s permanent and long-term displays which include a brief history of surfboards; and Courageous Inspiration, which captures the story of surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack. 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside. 760.721.6876. surfmuseum.org