Cheri Hamilton, with daughter “Soul Surfer” Bethany, will be signing “Raising a Soul Surfer” from 2 to 4 p.m. July 7 at the California Surf Museum Lobby, 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Photo by Noah Hamilton

Museum welcomes mom of ‘Soul Surfer’

OCEANSIDE — The California Surf Museum will host Cheri Hamilton with daughter Bethany for the signing of her book “Raising a Soul Surfer,” from 2 to 4 p.m. July 7 in the museum lobby, 312 Pier View Way.In addition, exhibits currently on display for the summer at the California Surf Museum include:

— “A Brief History of Surfboards”

— “Courageous Inspiration”: Bethany Hamilton

— “My Oceanside”: Photographs by Aaron Checkwood

— “Need for Speed”: Downhill Skateboarding at Signal Hill

— Aaron Chang: Water Housings and Cameras

— “The Secret Spot”

Become a member of the California Surf Museum. Contact and save up to 10 percent on most items in the museum store and get discounted member rates to special events. Membership dues go to supporting the California Surf Museum in its tasks of archiving its distinctive heritage, preserving its culture and obtaining new acquisitions to increase the value and quality of its collections.

Admission is free for CSM members, $5 general, $3 student/military/senior, children 12 and under free, plus free admission on Tuesdays. The museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday to 8 p.m. It is closed on major holidays and for special events. Call (760) 721-6876 or visit for more information.



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