Grand Re-opening of the Surfing Museum
Sunday, November 3, 2013: The Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum and The New Huntington Beach Marketing & Visitors Bureau (Visit Huntington Beach) Welcome Center Grand Opening is at 411 Olive Avenue In Huntington Beach. There is a member reception from 10am to Noon and the public can come between Noon and 5pm. Questions: (714) 960-3483.
The Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum and Visitors Welcome Center is a small museum which features rotating exhibits about surfing and surf culture, its music, local legends of surfing, board shapers, and industry movers and shakers.
The museum for over a decade has also hosted an annual Surfin' Sundays concert series featuring local and international bands in free concerts held April through October.
The museum was founded in the 1980s by a Canadian who relocated to Huntington Beach and became a Realtor embracing the surf culture. Natalie Kotsch founded the museum when she recognized the active surf culture represented in the beach region and downtown area where she specialized in home sales.
Since that time the museum has hosted countless famous surfers, welcomed international visitors and has dozens of exhibitions featuring photos, posters, surfboards, skateboards, films and even guitars. One of the landmarks of the collection is a camera used in Endless Summer film, and an electric guitar used by surf music legend, Dick Dale.
Hours - Call to confirm: (714) 960-3483
Archived Surfin' Sunday concerts: