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The Surfing Heritage and Culture Center (SHACC) exists at the intersection of surfing’s past, present and future.

We Explore, Enlighten and Celebrate.

SHACC houses the world’s most important and authoritative archive of surfing artifacts, surfboards, memorabilia, photography, video, periodical and scholarly works.

Our collection comes from all corners of the globe and reflects the spirit of exploration and adventure that is core to surfing’s ethos.

Our educational programs and events focus on bringing surfing’s rich history and stories to the world.

Through it all, we celebrate what it means to be a surfer and why surfing has captured hearts and minds since the first time someone rode a wave.


SHACC exists at the intersection of surfing’s past, present and future. Our mission is to preserve, promote and present surfing’s heritage and cultural impact. 


At SHACC, our vision is to “share the stoke” of surfing with the world.

The Future

We are constantly evolving to continue to fulfill our mission. Our plans call for deeper experiences, upgraded technology, and new exhibits that blow minds.


Museum Hours

Tuesday – Saturday – 11am-5pm
Sunday & Monday – Closed

Groups by appointment

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