Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, San Clemente

The Surfing Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting surfing’s heritage for the appreciation and education of current and future generations; and to achieving our goal of surfing being more accurately understood, represented and enjoyed.

Preservation

Focusing on the complete spectrum of surfing’s history and development, including but not limited to significant surfboards, photography and the full range of other forms of information and objects of cultural value.

Presentation

Establishing a world-class museum/resource facility, including an outreach program that creates exhibits and develops venues for effective traveling and/or off-site display: that this facility might serve as a symbolic center for the wave riding culture in the United States, dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of surfing as a sport, lifestyle, and culture.

Promotion

Building a community who actively support the Surfing Heritage Foundation with fundraising, promotion and advocacy.
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  • I was so excited to visit this treasure-trove of surfing lore, surfing art, and surfboard inventions. It is artistically and logically presented, and offers a deep collection not only of history of...  more »
  • Came here to check out Surfing History...ALL the BOARDS and everything else Surfs-up! It's HERE! Awesome Original boards, photographs and so much MORE! Worth membership, but just come to visit...  more »
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  • What a great history of surfing in the San Clemente to Huntington Beach area. Amazing as was Hal a walking ...talking.... historian of this museum. So many boards and their history. They have a calandar of upcoming activities that encompass so much about surfing...the greats of surfing the REAL surf boards from the eras past....take the time to see this great place....talk with Hal. You'll feel like you were there! Great!!
  • Super cool place with a lot of history as you’d expect. Set up the did for Bing Copeland was amazing 🙌🏽

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