Texas is not just the land of cowboys and oil barons, it’s also home to thousands of surfers who are just as stoked and dedicated to their sport as any Californian or Hawaiian. The Texas Surf Museum, which opened in 2005 in Corpus Christi, explores the history of surfing in general and showcases the Lone Star State’s unique place in that history.

The Texas Surf Museum is a must-see for anyone who ever surfed, and a delightful adventure for non-surfers as well. Relax on a bench made from surfboards, catch a surf film in the projection theater, and spot old buddies and young stars in the hundreds of photos scattered throughout the museum.

In June 2014, TSM transitioned from a privately-owned museum into a 501(c)(3) organization. This transition will allow the Museum to be an active part of the community, provide educational opportunities for local and surrounding schools, and for the community to be a part of the Museum.

Our Mission



Enlighten the world as to the unique culture and history of Texas surfing



Encourage our community to experience the fun, accessible and healthy lifestyle of surfing and related board sports



Educate everyone in proper conservation practices to protect and preserve the beaches, bays, and waterways of the Texas Gulf Coast


What’s better than visiting the Texas Surf Museum?  Hosting an event here!  We have a large space that can be transformed into a hip cocktail party space or an intimate small dinner and anything in between.
Once we plan your date and timeline, we will help you get in contact with Waterstreet Catering for more information about menu options and their availability!


Sierra Lara

Executive Director

Adeline Chandler

Sales Associate

William Jonker

Sales Associate

Julia Davis


Like the waves, the museum is always free.