137***66It is difficult to picture the building as a home, as the rooms have been re-purposed. Ole Hanson had 10 children and there were only 2 bedrooms. The bedrooms have been re-purposed, one as a library. But, don't let this deter you from a visit. The property has exhibits that tell of the history of Los Angeles, Venice (California), and San Clemente. There are exhibits with information on the surfing culture. I am a native Southern Californian and I learned things I never new. The exhibits are short and sweet, which prevents one from getting bored.
Jacqueline ChapmanI’ve lived in the north beach area at least twice. being so close to the beach trail to be able to exercise was a blessing. Being away from the downtown area of bars and shops was actually quite comforting and quiet!
137***66I was so excited to visit this treasure-trove of surfing lore, surfing art, and surfboard inventions. It is artistically and logically presented, and offers a deep collection not only of history of the sport, but of the personalities, individual stories, and anecdotes of the global experimentation with wave-riding that made the sport what it is today. Staffed with knowledgeable docents, any surfing question may be answered here.