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 impressive. The downtown area has a small street of shops, restaurants, and museums that make it an excellent place for a leisurely stroll. One of those museums is the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, home to the second-largest skateboard in the world (not sure if this is still there) and a fun stop for the whole family. Here is all the information. As of 2019, this museum is now closed.
- Open Friday 12 – 5, Sat and Sun 11 – 4
- Suggested donation to enter
- Location: 783 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442
- Information from my visit in 2017
Don’t just take it from me, here is a video on the museum itself.
This small museum 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 was never much of a skateboarder, but I always enjoyed the culture and loved seeing how well it was displayed 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 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 enjoyable.
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 world’s second largest skateboard on display. This thing was massive, and it is hard to envision the actual world’s largest board if this was second.
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. Even if you don’t, I recommend walking the boardwalk of Morro Bay and sticking your head into this fun museum. I would love to hear your comments below.