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California Surf Museum


Charming and modern twelve-hundred-square-foot museum, located in downtown Oceanside, California. The California Surf Museum was founded in 1986 by librarian Jane Schmauss and architect Stuart Resor, and opened in an Encinitas, California, shopping plaza. An early exhibit was Iron Men and Wooden Boards, documenting with period photographs and surfboards the contributions of surfing pioneers Duke Kahanamoku, Tom Blake, and Bob Simmons.

The museum moved to San Diego's Pacific Beach in 1988, th...