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Australian National Surfing Museum

The Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay, Australia’s surfing capital, celebrates the story of surfing.
It charts Australia’s significant contribution to the development of surfing around the world. Through the colourful and exciting permanent displays of an extraordinary collection of surfcraft, important surfing artefacts and memorabilia, the museum commemorates Australia’s fantastic surfing heritage.
An unforgettable experience, the Australian National Surfing Museum offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in one of Australia’s most popular pastimes. It’s a place where you can experience surfing’s sense of fun and marvel at the changes that have taken place over the years.



Opening hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 9am - 5pm

australiannationalsurfingmuseum.com.au
California Surf Museum

With a permanent collection which chronicles the history of surfboards and wave-riding, the museum also offers many revolving exhibits each year. In its current facility, it houses a rare set of archives and collections gathered over more than 30 years, comprising one of the world’s richest troves of surfing history.



Opening hours:
Monday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

surfmuseum.org
CRONULLA SURF MUSEUM

The aim of this site is to document the history of surfboard riding at Cronulla Beach. From the early days through the 70’s 80’s,90’s and beyond.
We will take a look back at the Surfers, influential characters, comps, clubs, plus classic days and memorable highlights over the past decades. The site will be updated regularly and any contributions are welcome.

cronullasurfmuseum.com.au
Florida Surf Museum

The Florida Surf Museum is dedicated to preserving Florida’s rich surfing heritage through exhibits, research and preservation. Physical exhibits in the museum space at RonJon Surf Shop are rotated regularly to showcase the people, places and memorabilia that make Florida’s surfing history unique. FSM has a robust online presence which includes a webpage that presents in- depth articles, interviews and images that complement and enhance our exhibits. We also have an active Facebook page and YouTube channel that features contemporary and historical videos.



Opening hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 9am - 5pm

floridasurfmuseum.org
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum



Opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 12am - 5pm
Wednesday: 12am - 5pm
Thursday: 12am - 5pm
Friday: 12am - 5pm
Saturday: 12am - 5pm
Sunday: 12am - 5pm

www.huntingtonbeachsurfingmuseum.org
Jeffrey’s Bay Surf Museum



Opening hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm
Sunday: 9am - 1pm
Maryland Surf Museum



Opening hours:
By appointment

marylandsurfmuseum.org
Océano Surf Museo

The Océano Surf Museo is a museum dedicated to surfing, which includes singular and unique content about its development in Spain and Galicia. It is promoted by the Council of Valdoviño with the participation of different local surf schools Alawa Surfcamp, Pantín Surfcamp, Valdo surf school and Santiago de Pantín surf school. It also has the collaboration of the Ocean Surf Club, the oldest surf club in Galicia.



Opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 10am – 2pm
Thursday: 10am – 2pm
Friday: 12am – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm
Saturday: 12am – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 2pm

oceanosurfmuseo.org
Museum of British Surfing

The Museum of British Surfing is a national registered charity preserving our surfing heritage and culture, celebrating current achievements and helping to shape the future of surfing in Great Britain.
The surfing museum project began in 2003 with a generous donation from the family of the late Viscount Ted Deerhurst, Britain’s first professional surfer and a personal hero of our founder Pete Robinson. Since that time it has staged touring exhibitions at museums all over the UK that have been seen by around 400,000 people.



Opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11am – 3pm
Wednesday: 11am – 3pm
Thursday: 11am – 3pm
Friday: 11am – 3pm
Saturday: 11am – 3pm
Sunday: 11am – 3pm

www.museumofbritishsurfing.org.uk
New Jersey Surf Museum

Port Macquarie Surfing Museum

The Surf Museum will be the first of its kind in NSW. The Port Macquarie Surf Museum has the Vision Statement
“To be recognised as a Premier Museum in NSW and Australia for the preservation of surf heritage and beach culture.”



Opening hours:
Monday: 10am - 2pm
Tuesday: 10am - 2pm
Wednesday: 10am - 2pm
Thursday: 10am - 2pm
Friday: 10am - 2pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: closed

portmacquariesurfingmuseum.com.au
Santa Cruz Surfing Museum

Overlooking internationally renowned surfing hotspot Steamer Lane, this little gem of a museum has photographs, surfboards, and other interesting artifacts tracing over 100 years of surfing history in Santa Cruz. The museum shop specializes in great surfing books and surfing related items.



Opening hours:
Monday: 12am - 4pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 12am - 4pm
Friday: 12am - 4pm
Saturday: 12am - 4pm
Sunday: 12am - 4pm
Surf World Gold Coast

On behalf of the management committee and all our volunteers, Welcome to Surf World - The Museum of Surfing, on Queensland's Gold Coast.
Surf World is a unique museum that showcases Australia’s largest collection of Surfboards and presents permanent exhibitions of photographs, oral histories, surf movies, surf craft and all related memorabilia that explores the culture and character of the Gold Coast and Australia’s surf heritage.
Our Museum Gift Shop stocks the latest surfing books and autobiographies, beach and ocean Photography, as well as local art and surf/beach themed gifts that are available to purchase.
Whether you’re a surfer who wants to see boards from every era, shape and size, or just interested to learn about the legends of the sport, it's professional side and it's cultural history then Surf World Gold Coast is the place to visit.



Opening hours:
Monday: 10am – 4pm
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

www.surfworldgoldcoast.com.au
Surfing Florida Museum

The Surfing Florida Museum and The Palm Beach County Surfing History Project In the 1960s and 1970's a photographer from West Palm Beach named M.E. Gruber documented the history of surfing in Florida by taking more than 5,000 Kodachrome transparencies of surfing. Mr. Gruber produced slide shows and movie nights at community centers for the local surfers at a time when there were few ways for surfers to see real surfing. Each slide show was set to music by Mr. Gruber and attended by hundreds of young surfers. Decades passed, and Gruber's high-quality, historical "family pictures" of Florida surfers became a priceless memory…and almost forgotten. More than anyone else, Palm Beach County surfer Fred Salmon had kept in touch with Mr. Gruber. When Mr. Gruber died, his family provided Fred with the entire photo collection. Before his passing, Mr. Gruber wrote a letter to Fred saying, "Good luck with your Surfing History Project." This gesture sparked the beginning of Fred's "Project" to preserve and share a priceless part of surfing history.

surfingfloridamuseum.org
Surfing Heritage and Culture Centre San Clemente

The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC) exists at the intersection of surfing’s past, present and future.
We Explore, Enlighten and Celebrate.
SHACC houses the world’s most important and authoritative archive of surfing artifacts, surfboards, memorabilia, photography, video, periodical and scholarly works.
Our collection comes from all corners of the globe, and reflects the spirit of exploration and adventure that is core to surfing’s ethos.
Our educational programs and events focus on bringing surfing’s rich history and stories to the world.
And through it all we celebrate what it means to be a surfer, and why surfing has captured hearts and minds since the first time someone rode a wave.



Opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: closed

www.shacc.org
Texas Surf Museum

Texas is not just the land of cowboys and oil barons, it’s also home to thousands of surfers who are just as stoked and dedicated to their sport as any Californian or Hawaiian. The Texas Surf Museum, which opened in 2005 in Corpus Christi, explores the history of surfing in general and showcases the Lone Star State’s unique place in that history.
The Texas Surf Museum is a must-see for anyone who ever surfed, and a delightful adventure for non-surfers as well. Relax on a bench made from surfboards, catch a surf film in the projection theater, and spot old buddies and young stars in the hundreds of photos scattered throughout the museum.



Opening hours:
Monday: 11am – 7pm
Tuesday: 11am – 7pm
Wednesday: 11am – 7pm
Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 7pm

texassurfmuseum.org
The Mount Surf Museum Tauranga

The business partners shared a passion for collecting vintage surfboards, both boasting an impressive quiver by the time they first opened in 2003, and after a few years trading from the Downtown Store, the pair opened the Totara Street shop, a space to display the boards and show off their collections.
With more stock arriving and a growing set of classic boards, the collection gradually found itself being showcased from the rafters, constantly being added to by local surfers wanting to show theirs off too. The Totara Street spot became the local ‘Surf Museum’, a retired feature of the store since it moved a few blocks up the same road, but an attraction we still have enquiries about to this day.



www.mountsurfshop.co.nz
The Surf Gallery - Western Australia

The Surf Gallery is home to the ‘Evolution of the Surfboard’ exhibition. Journey through the history of surfing from early Polynesia to the present day in this world class exhibition, featuring over 80 beautifully restored vintage surfboards documenting the evolutionary change in design, form and colour over the decades. Vintage skateboards, photographs and digitally remastered surf footage from the 1970’s provide an insight into the changing surfing subculture over the years. Viewing window into operating shaping and glassing bays allow an insight into surfboard manufacture and restoration processes. Relax in the movie room or hang out in the adjacent Surf Shack and exchange surf stories over a coffee. Merchandise available.



Opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

thesurfgallery.com.au
Time Warp Surf Durban

In Durban, warm water, an eternal summer, lifeguards and shark nets mean that surf is always up on one of the six main beaches of Durban. Home to international surfing competitions where the world pros handle local tides and venue for the only night surfing competition in the world.
As a popular destination of surfing dreams for most young enthusiasts, The Golden Mile pays tribute to the surfing Gods with the Time Warp Surfing Museum. The museum rides the waves of legends telling the tale of surfing heroes through radio interviews, photographs, pictures and newspaper clippings. Surfing clubs have donated dinkum surfing memorabilia to touch and the tumble of breakers just outside the museum doors keeps the wave riding experience tangible.
The passion for a swell and the feeling of a surf has kept surfers paddling out into the white water only to stand up on blue water powering back to shore, for generations. Responsible for fit bodies and tanned skin this hobby has been loved along KwaZulu Natal coastal shores for over a century. Displays of surfboards from the 1930's show shared sporting advancements and provide a time warp for documenting the barrel. Even the city's corporate climbers keep a surfboard in the car boot in case an opportunity presents itself to catch the Indian Ocean.
Take a time-out at the Time Warp Surfing Museum; take in the surfing history, take on the surf; share waves and secrets with the masters. No wetsuits required for the museum or the Durban beach encounter.



Opening hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

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