Preserving the History of Surfing in San Clemente
ESPN describes the Surfing Heritage Foundation as “The Smithsonian of Surfing”. A non-profit organization, Surfing Heritage has over 500 surfboards in its collection that bring to life the evolution of surfboard design. In the museum, there’s a shaping shack filled with surf legend Dale Velzy’s tools, templates and surfboards, and a rotating exhibit space that features a new display 3-4 times a year. Surfing Heritage’s photo archive is home to over 100 separate collections totalling nearly 300,000 historic images.