International Surfing Museum of Huntington Beach California

International Surfing Museum

411 Olive Avenue  (map)

Huntington Beach, Ca 92648




Sundays & Mondays: 12 to 5pm

Tuesdays: 12 to 9pm

Wed, Thurs, Friday: 12 to 7pm

Saturdays: 11am to 7pm

see EVENTS for other

dates and times.

Museum available for rental



Natalie’s favorite recent photo was taken by Paul Taylor after she received the key to the city in August 2013

Natalie Kotsch

1937 – 2014

Our beloved founder passed away on February 20, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.

Growing up on a farm in a small Canadian town, Natalie had never seen surfing until she arrived in Huntington Beach in the 1970s and fell in love with the sport and culture.

She quickly established herself in her new home town as a business owner, Realtor, community activist, Planning Commissioner and member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Once she came upon the idea of creating a museum dedicated to showcasing surfing in the town that had become known as one of the premiere surf spots in the world, her focus never wavered.

What had started as a dream became a passion and, in 1987, a reality.

She never surfed herself, but that only served to show the world that surfing was much more than just the ability to ride a board. It’s a spirit and a sense of community.

And, Natalie made us all want to “share the spirit.”

We will miss and love her forever.

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Natalie Kotsch

March 8, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Paddle Out at HB Pier

12:00 p.m.

Ceremony of Remembrance

and Celebration

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort

(Driftwood Pavilion)


In Lieu of Flowers

The family has requested donations in Natalie’s honor be made to the

Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum



a brief introduction to the Int. Surfing Museum (before remodel)

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Your donations are greatly appreciated

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