Explore the Healing Power of Surfing and How It Helped Soldiers in Vietnam During This Exhibit
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.
Now, the museum is excited to present its latest exhibit: China Beach: Surfers, the Vietnam War, and the Healing Power of Wave-Riding. This exciting exhibit— on loan from the California Surf Museum— is a ground-breaking exhibit consisting of photos, first-hand accounts, surfboards, and memorabilia from those who were there.
The story of the tales of scores of veterans who surfed in Vietnam during the war has never been told. This classic photo of the China Beach lifeguard station and Surf Club, circa 1967. The China Beach Surf Club was a place for rest and relaxation on the beach, a little touch of home that meant so much to so many servicemen and women during their tour in Vietnam. A full-size replica of this surf-style beach shack is a focal point of the exhibit.
Just like the waves, the Texas Surf Museum is always free. For more information, call (361) 882-2364.
Autumn Park, the premier apartments in Victoria, Texas, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event! So, lace up your shoes and get ready for a local adventure, like no other!
Saturday, December 7, 2019—11:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Texas Surf Museum
309A North Water Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401