Last updated: 7/22/2018
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
5005 Bayside Road
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
phone: 240-464-3301
By appointment only.
Reservations are required. We cannot handle large groups showing up without notice or those who show up when we are doing maintenance or closed.
Museum Type(s)
Bruce Gabrielson, Director
phone: 240-464-3301
Kim Gabrielson, Associate
phone: 240-533-5336

This free museum contains several rare historical artifacts from the surfing world collected by surfing legend Bruce Gabrielson over a 60 year period. Displays include Dale Velzey?s original 1950?s templates and planer, an original Makaha Skateboard, the first day edition of the Duke Stamp from both Huntington Beach and Waikiki, signed posters from numerous surfing legends, a signed poster from the Wooden Year?s exhibit opening at the International Surfing Museum, a set of Rick Griffin drawings, plus paintings and photos from artists and surf photographers from the East and West Coast. Several antique boards are also on display. The museum is located in the offices of the National Surf Schools and Instructors Association.


This museum is dedicated to preserving surfing history as well as promoting the culture and sport of surfing to those who don't have immediate access to major surfing areas.


Opened to public in 2010.

Artifact Collections

Art work from renown surfing artists on both the East and West Coast. The original Dale Velzy collection of shaping equipment. Numerous antique surfboards.

Research Collections

Many published books and films related to surfing.

Educational Programs

Classes on shaping are held yearly. The course Surfing, the Culture and Complexity of the Sport is offered semi-annually.


Private Collection - donations are not solicited or collected


Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes




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