Morro Bay is one of those iconic coastal California spots that you have no doubt seen in travel magazines. The massive rock the city is known for looms over the ocean and is easy to marvel at. The downtown itself has a small street of shops, restaurants and museums that make it a great place for a leisurely stroll. One of those museums is the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, home to the second largest skateboard in the world and a fun stop for the whole family.
- Open 7 days a week from 10 AM – 5PM
- Suggested donation to enter
Don’t just take it from me, here is a video on the museum itself.
This small museum really is full of charm. From the minute we entered the people working there were happy to have us and eagerly told us about the museum. Even though it is small there is a ton of history packed into the small space.
I immediately made my way to the back where they have a section that showcases the history of skateboarding through the actual boards from each of those eras. I myself was never much of a skateboarder, but I always enjoyed the culture and really loved seeing how well it was relived in this museum. It reminded me a lot of the Surfing Museum in Huntington.
How often do you get to see gems like this fun old board with Nelson Mandela on it. I really was impressed by how creative a lot of the art was on the old boards.
This board below was also pretty crazy to me. It seemed to mimic a snowboarding type approach with its full articulation on the bottom. I have to imagine it would be pretty hard to ride but it looks like it could be really fun.
After looking at all of the old boards I headed back to the front of the museum to see some of the actual history they had collected. This included boards from some of the legends such as Tony Hawk and a display with a lot of the different stickers from the skate companies over the years.
Lastly, when we were there they had the worlds second largest skateboard on display. This thing was really massive and it is hard to envision the actual worlds largest board.
The coolest thing about it was that for a few bucks they would let you climb up onto it for a photo. My group happily threw down the requested donation and jumped up on the board. You can see how large it is in this picture with us on it.
If you love skating then obviously you do not need me to tell you to go here, but even if you don’t I recommend walking the boardwalk of Morro Bay and sticking you head into this fun museum. I would love to hear your comments below.