Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
701 West Cliff Drive
Shark Bite! at the Santa Cruz Surfing MuseumThe Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is located in a historic lighthouse overlooking the sea on the city’s favorite strolling street with a view, West Cliff Drive. Museum exhibits interpret surfing culture through the decades with photos, surfboards, surf club memorabilia, and wetsuits. A surfboard bitten by a Great White Shark in a 1987 attack sends a chill down my spine. Better than interactive exhibits - after learning about surf history and culture - visitors can walk outside and watch real live surfers ride the waves directly below the museum.