Press, Photos & Videos

Big Board Unveiling Ceremony

"A Night at the Surfing Museum"

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

Big Board Ride

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.


CLOSED Mondays

Tuesdays: 12-5

Wednesdays: 12-5

Thursdays: 12-5

Fridays: 12-5

Saturdays: 12-5

Sundays: 12-5


see EVENTS for other

dates and times.

Museum available for rental


Admission $3

International Surfing Museum

411 Olive Avenue  (map)

corner of Olive & 5th

in downtown Surf City, USA

Huntington Beach, Ca 92648


VISIT OUR WELCOME CENTER for FREE maps, brochures and info on things to do and see in Surf City and beyond!

Courtesy of our HB Visitor Bureau

site designed and maintained by HB Website Design / TheLocalHB