Boogying at a Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach, California
Step inside this small museum and you'll think you've traveled back to the time of the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, and the Surfaris. Here at the International Museum of Surfing, located two blocks from one of the most heavily surfed stretches of sand in the world, you can view the original wood and foam surfboards that were hand-built and used by the pioneering giants of the sport. A life-size bust of Duke Kahanamoku—the undisputed king of surfing—greets you at the doorway. Since its opening in June 1990, many thousands have been able to pay tribute to these athletic wave worshipers, legends who made Southern California synonymous with tanned girls, baggy swimsuits, and perfect waves. There's even a Surf Theater inside where the 1966 movie The Endless Summer plays, well, endlessly.