International Surfing Museum

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International Surfing Museum
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Established 1987
Location Huntington Beach, California
Director Cindy Cross[1]
Website www.surfingmuseum.org

The International Surfing Museum is a non-profit, 501(c) museum in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California.[2] 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.[3]

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 without charge.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connelly, Laylan (February 22, 2014). "Unlikely founder of Huntington surf museum dies". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Haakenson, Joe (January 26, 2012). "Surfing Museum marks 25 years". Huntington Beach Independent. 
  5. ^ Warshaw, Matt (2005). The Encyclopedia of Surfing. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 281. ISBN 0-15-603251-1. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 

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