Welcome to the California Surf Museums educational timeline website "The World of Surfing and its Influence." Explore and enjoy the history of our surfing heritage.


Special thanks to the California Surf Museum for hosting the website.


California Surf Museum

312 Pier View Way

Oceanside, CA 92054

Phone: (760) 721-6876

Open daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursdays until 8 p.m.



The World of Surfing and its Influence

Tom Gibbons


Thanks to my 61 years of surfing buddies, students, and the great surfing community who give back to improving and preserving our sport and our marine environment.


Tom Gibbons - Funder/Creator/Producer

Guy Motil - Photo Journalist/Surf historian

Kirsten Pederson - Web Designer of kirdesign