California Surf Museum 25 Anniversary Gala

csm_4th_gala_6-11-11Oceanside, Ca (Thursday, April 21, 2011) Surfers, beach-goers and all ocean sports enthusiasts are revving up for the 4th Annual Gala celebrating The California Surf Museum's 25-year Anniversary. Already one of Oceanside's most highly anticipated social events, this annual fund-raiser is a guaranteed sell-out as CSM opens the doors Saturday, June 11th for a festive evening of gourmet food, beverage and desserts. Attendees will also enjoy the live musical stylings of San Diego's own John Hall, both silent and live auctions, special VIP and Surf Legends appearances, prize giveaways, raffles and so much more. As always, all proceeds raised allow the United States' oldest and most famous surf museum to continue to chronicle and preserve the history, culture, lifestyle, art and legacy of this still rapidly growing sport.

The California Surf Museum's Board of Directors and Staff extend their special invitation to everyone both old and new to join us for this festive evening. Gourmet award-winning food from local favorites 333 Pacific, Harney Sushi and Pedro's Tacos will delight your taste buds with every bite. There's no way you'll go thirsty with the exciting beverage choices of Kona Brewing Company, Longboard Vineyards and pure Smartwater. Be sure to save room for a mouth-watering array of top shelf desserts including the sweetest strawberries ever by local Nagata Brothers Farms. With many of Oceanside's and San Diego's top eateries serving up some of the best food that San Diego County has to offer that evening, we'll all feast and enjoy the night away.

A huge highlight of the evening will be the Live and Silent Auctions as donations have been pouring into the Museum — amazing opportunities to enjoy passes to activities, amusement parks, boat trips, travel, artwork, new restaurants, surf memorabilia, spas, sports packages, jewelry, all while mingling with surf legends and fellow ocean-loving individuals that night.

With a history 25 years in the making, the California Surf Museum will revel in an evening with friends old and new as they look to the future and appreciate the growth that honors the history of surfing. Come celebrate our Silver Anniversary and help ensure that CSM will be around another 25 years to celebrate our Golden Anniversary.

The doors open at 5 pm for the Gala, being held at the California Surf Museum, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054. Tickets are on sale now for $95, only $65 for Museum Members, and available for your convenience in the Online Museum Store at Or call (760) 721-6876 to purchase tickets or the Groovy VIP package.

This event happens once a year, but its importance to the museum is forever. Join us and help make a difference to our sport and culture! Funds raised from the Gala will assist the California Surf Museum in its growth and outreach to the community.

The California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center for the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations. The California Surf Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located at 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054; phone (760) 721-6876 <tel:%28760%29%20721-6876>  or email Please visit the website at Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with extended hours Thursdays to 8 p.m.