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This unique surf museum houses fascinating exhibits and extensive displays of surfing memorabilia including surfboards, artwork, movie posters and historic photos.

Whether you are a surfer who wants to discover more about surfing champions and legends or someone who wants to learn about the history of this ancient sport, then Surf World Gold Coast is the place to visit.

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Current Exhibitions and Upcoming Events

Past Events

Movie Night – Tubular Swells – April 27

 Movie Night at Surf World - 27th April 6.00pm In conjunction with the heritage event Surf World GC will have a movie night featuring the 1976 surf movie ‘Tubular Swells’  a Dick Hoole and Jack McCoy production.  This movie featuring the Gold Coast along with other international destinations was developed and edited in a small unit at […]

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Bells Beach Short Documentary ‘The Winning Bell’

In conjunction with ABC, Natalie Imgraben and Jess Drummer came to visit Surf World Gold Coast in February and had the pleasure of talking with Surf World Gold Coast’s Chairman, Mal Sutherland, about the infamous and iconic Rip Curl Pro Bell. The particular trophy that the museum holds was won by Joel Parkinson in 2004. […]

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Richard Harvey Board Shaping Night – Saturday 22nd March

With so many surfboard shapers residing on the Gold Coast it’s hard for the average Joe to know what separates the good shapers from the great. Master Shaper Richard Harvey comfortably fits into the latter category. With over 45 years experience, Richard has not only shaped thousands of remarkable surfboards over the years, but has […]

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THE INAUGURAL AUSTRALIAN SURFING SPORTS EXPO REVIEW

Surf World Gold Coast would like to thank Blake Tabone, Managing Director of Surfing Exhibitions Australia, for providing us with a free exhibition space at the inaugural Australian Surfing Sports Expo which was held last weekend at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. With temperatures outside ranging from hot to extremely hot, the cool […]

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PAST EVENT – The Australian Surfing Sports Expo – 14th – 16th February

The Australian Surfing sports Expo will be one of the largest surfing events in Australia’s history…out of the water and right in the heart of the Gold Coast. This expo, which is also open to the public, is designed to bring shapers, retailers, tour operators, designers and all manors of inventors and innovators from the […]

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SURF WORLD 2014/2015 CALENDAR NOW ON SALE!!!

The long awaited Surf World Gold Coast 2014/2015 calendar is now on sale! The calendar, which is composed of images donated by world renown surf photographers, is a project that’s been in the works at Surf World for several months. With the support of local businesses and some exceptional photographers, the calendar’s concept has now […]

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Surfboard Shapers Workshop – The Art of Shaping Surfboards

On Saturday 22nd March 2014, a 3 hour workshop will be conducted by master shaper Richard Harvey, a man who has been shaping boards for over 45 years and is a former Australian champion. The workshop is designed to introduce people to surfboard shaping and to provide them with a better understanding of how their […]

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Cheyne Horan Exhibition – On now at Surf World!

The Cheyne Horan Exhibition is currently on display at Surf World! With extensive displays of boards, trophies and memorabilia, it is a fantastic chance to marvel at these historic collections.

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Surf World would love you to join us on Friday 17th January. Phil Jarratt will be launching his new book ‘That Summer At Boomerang’ and presenting a ‘magic picture show’ about Duke Kahanamoku’s visit to Australia in the summer of 1914-15.
PAST EVENT – Phill Jarratt Book Launch – ‘That Summer at Boomerang’

Surf World would love you to join us on Friday 17th January. Phil Jarratt will be launching his new book ‘That Summer At Boomerang’ and presenting a ‘magic picture show’ about Duke Kahanamoku’s visit to Australia in the summer of 1914-15.

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PAST EVENT – Sneak Preview – Sunday November 3rd

Tony ‘Harro’ Harrington, world renowned photographer and contributor to our calendar will be previewing his new movie titled titled “iON the Barrel presented by Carlton Dry” at Point Break Burleigh Heads on Nov 3rd. Harro has been filming at many of the key destinations for barrels around the globe this year capturing tube rides in Hawaii, […]

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PAST EVENT – Tim Baker book launch ‘Century of Surf’

2014 will mark the centenary of Duke Kahanamoku’s historic visit to Australia in the summer of 1914/15. To mark the occasion, surf writer, Tim Baker, has written a compelling history of Australian surfing that reveals some previously untold chapters in the story of wave-riding Down Under. How was Tommy Walker surfing years before Duke’s visit […]

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PAST EVENT – Pineapples ‘n’ Palms art exhibition presented by Jenny Midson and Pamela Oberman

Get ready to be wowed by Pineapples ‘n’ Palms, an evening of art, wine, ukulele tunes and conversation as two of the most well-known and unique artists on the Gold Coast showcase their new collections. The two artists, Jenny Midson and Pamela Oberman, share a love of pineapples ‘n’ palms, vibrant colours, and the beach […]

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