Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Santa Cruz

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The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is a museum which was established in May 1986 to document the history of surfing. With collections dating back to the earliest years of surfing on mainland United States, the museum houses a historical account of surfing in Santa Cruz, California.

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  • This museum was open but due to COVID-19 only a couple visitors allowed at one time in the small lighthouse building. It was free but donations were suggested and a small drop box was staged at the...  more »
  • We went to the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum on a delightful sunny day in July. The views from here of the Pacific Ocean are gorgeous. Its also nice to know this is part of surfing history. Santa Cruz....  more »
  • one of the best tourist spots in Santa Cruz, even if you're not a fan of surfing. if you fear dogs you may want to avoid this spot, as many locals and tourists bring their pets nearby to a dog friendly beach. but if cool grass, amazing views, historical lighthouses, and cute puppers are your thing stop by. parking is free but closes at dusk, so don't park and walk away too long at the end of the day, less you get locked inside.
  • Awesome depiction of surfing history of US. I loved the display of shark bitten surfboard. Nice place to visit for non surfers as well
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