A model of the long-gone Art Deco facade from the Haleiwa Theater shows surf movies all day long. At the North Shore Surf Museum, you can explore surfing's history from the days when it was a sport reserved for Hawaiian royalty, through Duke Kahanamoku and the early 20th-century popularity of the sport. Surfing's place in pop culture is immortalized with posters of beachgoers like Frankie Avalon and Sandra Dee. And real-life world champions appear in classic photography by renowned photographer LeRoy Grannis. The first-ever snowboard is also on display here.
The history of this fabulous sport is chronicled here. While you are visiting Hawaii, this museum is the perfect place to soak up even more of its culture. The North Shore is already notorious for its huge waves and incredible surfing history, and this museum captures all of its glory. With free admission, visiting the North Shore Surf and Cultural Museum is a no brainer.