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California Surf Museum

As you know B and I headed to Oceanside on Saturday and our first stop was the California Surf Museum. It is a small museum but rich in history. Any beach lover or surf enthusiast would be delighted to stop here. And admission is only $3 bucks, can you believe it? Surfing is a place where women have definitely made their mark. For example the legendary Lisa Anderson is credited for inspiring many women to follow her example of great athleticism in surf.
Check out this lovely photograph of longboarder Julie Cox. She hopes to put together a documentary about the lives of women longboarders. She is also an avid photographer and is developing the Jule Collection surf board line. Check out her great website with all things surf. Click here. my favorite surf icon : GIDGET I bet these boards could tell a few stories...I recommend visiting this lovely museum. It is a gem and will provide you with lots of history and inspiration from the surf world.

15 comments

Alyssa Barnett said...

Ok, you've inspired me to get my butt down there and visit. Thanks for the post!

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

... I so would love to see the Gidget movies. Unfortunately it involves hooking up (and figuring out) the DVD player.

Gabbi said...

Such a fan of Gidget growing up! Both the Sally and Sandra Dee versions... must visit.xo

Candi said...

Have you gotten connected with Jamie of Pineapple Luv? Her blog is all surf related, and she is just as sweet as you! It's http://pineappleluv.blogspot.com

I am so jealous that PS is only an hour away from you. I've never been, but it looks gorgeous! =)

anita said...

laura, what fun! i love the surf
culture..
i've always wanted to visit this museum

Deetree said...

Your post reminds me of Rell Sunn, an iconic female surfer from Hawaii whom I admired as a kid. She was beautiful and a total badass in the ocean ~ I'll never forget her name or face.

Mimi said...

Awesome post! I, too, love gidget and even named a sandwich at Mom's shop after her. :D

Cloudia said...

Anything about our Duke Kahanamoku's famous Sand Diego surfboard rescue?
Rell Sunn was a GREAT woman surfer too!
Aloha friend Laura-

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Hula Girl at Heart said...

Thanks for another fun field trip! LOVE surf culture <3

Surf Girl said...

That looks too cool! Since I grew up in Florida, I was always in love with surfing. (I still have a crush on Kelly Slater!!) This summer will be the first year we try to get my son on a board. I used to love how boys in high school would say girls can't surf. Then my friends and I would go out and show them!!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I saw your comment on another blog about the surf museum and assumed it would be the one in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Much to my surprise I learned they finally opened one in California! Thanks for sharing. I learned to surf in Malibu in the 60s, I live in Florida now and no longer surf, but it's still in the blood!

Great blog, can't wait to come back for more!

BTW, my son lives in Redondo Beach, so I still get my Pacific fix when I visit.

Jamie Watson said...

I am glad we found each other, thanks to Candi! I love your blog, too! I have always wanted to go to the Surf Museum.

Eliza said...

if i ever get to Cali...i am def. going here...

LMN said...

I love that photo of Julie Cox! Thanks for sharing - it's so graceful!

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