Mission Statement: The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository
and resource center on the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving,
and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and enjoyment of
The California Surf Museum is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization. Information on
this website is presented purely for educational and informational purposes.
California Surf Museum 312 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054
San Onofre : Birthplace Of California Beach Culture. San Onofre, and the surfing culture
it has spawned, is an authentic piece of American culture.
New feature Exhibit:San Onofre : Birthplace Of California Beach Culture. New Feature
Exhibit: "Tan Your Hide in Oceanside" in recognition of Oceanside's 125 years .
How you can support CSM
This visitor information page will help you prepare for your visit to the California
Surf Museum. Hours : Daily 10am to 4 pm.
Donations not only help the museum continue operating on a daily basis, but also
make possible the continuing series of fascinating new exhibits, film premieres,
book signings, educational lectures, music events, and new acquisitions to increase
the value and quality of CSM’s wonderful collection.
Volunteer Opportunities Two areas where we seek enthusiastic individuals who enjoy
interfacing with the public:
Folks with experience in retail to be greeters for our guests, collect admission
fees and operate a point of sale system for our Museum Store.
People who enjoy talking to our visitors and give tours in the Museum exhibit area.
Lorrin ‘Whitey’ Harrison (center), flanked by Duke Kahanamoku and John Lind on the
beach at Molokai, at the time of the famous Molokai-to-Oahu race of 1958. See more
in our Daily Stokes Blog Article Here