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Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson's Surfing Museum and Surf Art Gallery
A Private collection focused on the sport and culture.

Maryland's only Surfboard and Surfing Museum and Surfboard Art Gallery

Open evenings (6:30 to 8pm) most Monday - Wednesday - Thursday evenings - some weekends (appointments only). The museum is normally closed during the winter between early January and late March.
Closed when the surf is good so call ahead.
Also, contact us about the Surf Culture class we host at the museum different times during the year.

The museum is located on Rt 261 about 3 miles south of Chesapeake Beach.
Look for the surfboard sign on the inland side (don't go by GPS).
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Information about Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson

Article in the Calvert Gazette about our opening - August 2, 2012
DC Metro Article mentioning the museum - June/July 2015
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Chesapeake Beach's Top Ranked Attraction by TripAdvisor
Museum Flyer

Awarded the 2014 Best of Chesapeake Beach Award in the Corporate Campus Category. Also, selected among the top 24 cultural sites by the Maryland Department of Tourism

Located next to the offices of the non-profit National Surf Schools and Instructors Association, this museum contains many significant historical items related to the sport of surfing collected by its founder over the past 50 years. Here you will see some unique surfing exhibits and artifacts that other surf museums can only envey. There is no cost but we have many visitors, including international visitors, so reservations are now required.

To set up a grand tour with Bruce - 240 464-3301 or email brucegabrielson@yahoo.com

Photography works available through Mirror Image Photo

For information of the class that Bruce teaches, "Surfing , The Culture and Complexity of the Sport", click here.


Books in the Museum.

Featured Artists


Many more artists displays than those featured here. Click the links below for various catagories of items.
Note that most pictures are slightly out of focus here to protect artist piracy rights.

Surfboards on Display

Paintings on Display

Schulptures on Display

Pictures on Display

Posters on Display

Records on Display

Objects on Display

Fun Stuff on Display




Very rare Dale Velzy Shaping Equipent Display
To see the full Dale Velzy's shaping equipment display that is sometimes shown at special events

Brought to you by the US Professional Certifying Agency for Surf Instructors and Wave Trek Surfboards
Copying of these pictures is prohibited unless by permission from artists

Limk to nice family site write-up about the museum.

Link to the International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach.
Bruce is also an official advisor to the International Surfing Museum

Link to the Surfing Heritage Foundation

Link to the Smyrna Beach Museum of East Coast Surfing

Wave Trek Surfboards

Caravan Surf Club (local surf club that often holds events at the museum