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Did You Know That Vietnam Veterans Used to Surf in Their Down Time? Learn More at This Exhibit

Texas is not just the land of cowboys and oil barons. It is 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 museum is excited to present “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. Check it out on Saturday, beginning at 11:00 a.m.!

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.

The story of scores of veterans who surfed in Vietnam during the war has never been told. One of the many stories shared for this exhibit comes from James Weander, a Vietnam veteran. “When I returned from duty in Vietnam, I spent three months in total agony, suffering from jungle rot on my hands and feet. […] Once I hit the waves again, my skin condition cleared up in two weeks.” 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.

Check out this limited-time exhibit while it’s on view in Corpus Christi! Just like the waves, the Texas Surf Museum is always free. For more information, call (361) 882-2364.

At Shadow Bend Apartments in Corpus Christi, Texas, our goal is to help you maintain an enjoyable social life that balances out the daily demands of your already overloaded schedule. The first step? We keep you up-to-speed on the latest events happening in and around our apartment community.

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, November 30, 2019—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Texas Surf Museum
309A North Water Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

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