Corpus Christi, Texas: Texas Surf Museum

Surfer dudes in Texas, who knew? This small museum features the first known surfboard built in the Texas, and a full-size woody station wagon made of foam core, just like modern surfboards.
Address:
309 N. Water St., Corpus Christi, TX
Directions:
Downtown, on the northwest corner of William and N. Water Sts. Set back from the streets in the center of the block. Park in the lot on the northwest corner, then walk back; you'll see the replica "woody" station wagon parked in front, and the signs for the "Texas Surf Museum" and "Surf Club Records."
Hours:
M-Th 10-7, F-Sa 10-10, Su 11-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
361-888-7873
Admission:
Free
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Texas Surf Museum

Really great museum! Friendly staff, very knowledgeable, and really interesting displays about the surf culture in SE Texas. [Tammy, 02/11/2020]

Replica woody station wagon.

Texas Surf Museum

A tiny museum, opened in 2005, tells the uncaring world about the overlooked surfer culture of southeast Texas. It occupies the old surf shop of Pat Magee, former surfing champion. Most of the displays come from his collection: several dozen vintage surfboards including "the Otis board," first known surfboard built in Texas; lots of trophies and photographs; a replica surfboard manufacturing garage; a wall-sized mural map of all the surf spots along the Texas Gulf Coast; and, out front, a life-size 1948 "woody" station wagon made of cement-covered foam. According to a sign, the museum is free, "just like the waves."

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 05/21/2012]

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