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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

Ukulele Exhibition – Limited time

Over the past few years there’s been a recent resurgence of the ukulele. Popular artists such as Jack Johnson and Vance Joy have all had major hits featuring the soothing cords of ukuleles, which seem to conjure images of palm trees, beaches, flowers, and that easy going island vibe. Between the months of March and July, […]

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Surf Through Time – With Tim Baker

World renown author and Surf World advocate, Tim Baker, has made a living from embracing everything to do with surfing.  Having twice received the Australian Surfing Hall of FameCulture Award, Tim has recently penned a brilliant article on Surf World Gold Coast and its mission to preserve the history of surfing. Click here to read the article . 

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Volunteers Needed at Surf World Gold Coast

Surf World Gold Coast are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated volunteers for various roles at our museum. Some of the areas where we need assistance range from; front of house, event nights, education & schools visits, community outreach, and the opening and closing of the museum. Regardless of whether you’re into surfing, this opportunity is perfect for either a retiree looking to […]

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Ukulele & Surf doco night | 4th June

Due to the success of our first ukulele night, Surf World Gold Coast is happy to announce a second ukulele night entitled ‘A 100 years of Ukuleles’. Kicking off at 5pm Thursday 4 June, the event will feature live entertainment from the Coolangatta Ukulele Club who will be greeting guests as they arrive, and also a […]

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Volunteers Wanted!

Surf World Gold Coast is on the look out for enthusiastic volunteers to join our dedicated team. If you love surfing, meeting new people and supporting a great cause, call Surf World on (07) 55 256 380 to find out more info.

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Surf World Display at Saltfest Surf Festival | 1 March

Saltfest is a unique Surf Festival held at Coolangatta on the Gold Coast that ventures back to the grassroots of surfing and draws in the best of what the smaller, bespoke players in industry have to offer. The event celebrates our surf lifestyle and culture, by delivering a fusion of surf and street products, amazing food, sweet as tunes and it’s all […]

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In Natural Flow | Review

What a night for Surf World GC!!! For the first time since our opening Surf World GC had to close its doors (for safety reasons) for an event. Our event area was filled to capacity and we apologise to those who were refused entry and to those who had restricted viewing of the movie.Those that were able to gain entry were […]

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In Natural Flow – The lost classic makes a comeback

If you have grown up with stories of the freakish abilities of the great Michael Peterson, and wondered if the tales had grown somewhat taller in the retelling, you need to get yourself down to Surf World Gold Coast, Friday, January 2. Given the scarcity of quality footage of Peterson, who dominated Australian surfing in […]

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A Xmas Shopping Reminder

It’s that time of year again when you are scratching your head about what to buy for your loved ones for Xmas. Why not visit our gift shop at Surf World Gold Coast for that special present. Select from our large range of surfing related books by authors such as Phil Jarrett, Tim Baker, Bob […]

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Bali in the 70’s

The museum is privileged to be hosting an exhibition of superb photographs by Bali pioneers Dick Hoole and Richard Harvey. Both  icons in their field the exhibition of over 50 photographs showcases the lifestyle of the Balinese people in the 70’s as well as newly discovered surfing locations. The exhibition will be on display until […]

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Past Event | Last Paradise

A small audience was in attendance for the showing of LAST PARADISE which was Surf World GC’s final event of the year. The movie which documented the beginnings of some of our extreme sports such as jet boating, bungy jumping, glacier skiing and big wave riding featured some amazing footage and was very well received. […]

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Last Paradise film screening, Surf World’s last event for 2014!

A special screening of the National Geographic version of LAST PARADISE will be held at Surf World on Friday the 21st Nov with Film Maker and physicist Clive Neeson on hand to present and explain the significance of the film. Local legend Al Byrne is one of the story tellers in the film who creates the spirit of innovation […]

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