Best Museum (Non-Art) - 2012
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum
411 Olive Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Only 10 percent of Surf City residents surf, according to the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum's website, but the 90 percent who have never climbed on a board like to watch those who do. The intense pleasure gained by seeing muscled, tanned, (mostly) male surfers conquer the elements (or wipe out in the process) makes the sport Southern California's NASCAR.