The Museum

Surf World is a unique museum that showcases Australia’s largest collection of Surfboards. It presents permanent and temporary exhibitions of surfboards, photographs, oral histories and memorabilia that explore the culture and character of the Gold Coast and Australia’s surf heritage.

Whether you’re a surfer who wants to see boards from every era, shape and size, learn about the legends of the sport or someone who wants to understand how surfing has shaped the Gold Coast and many other Australian coastal communities, then Surf World Gold Coast is the place to visit.

Open Daily: 10am – 5pm
(Closed Anzac Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day & Boxing Day)

Admission Prices - $10 Adults - $5 Child/Concession - $20 Family
Location : 1st Floor, 35 Tomewin St, Currumbin  QLD
FREE PARKING in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary car park
(park on the right hand side before you get to the booth for CWS paid parking)

Tel: (07) 5525 6380

Events & Exhibitions

For the first time Surf World Gold Coast presents the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year and Surf Movie of the Year Awards. This exhibition showcases the finalist of this prestigious awards that recognises the best single surfing-themed photograph and film taken during 2015.


Surf World has welcomed a new addition to our collection – a board from Peru called the Caballito de Totora.

The caballito has been named the world’s oldest surfboard. Andy Mac lead a project of Peruvian surfers and fishermen to bring the reeds over from Peru.

Virtual Exhibits

Surfboard Timeline

Board Timeline

Starting in 1915 with the solid redwood 'plank' through to the 2014 Modern Thruster Gun.

The interactive timeline features 14 boards with additional popup image galleries and descriptions.

View Timeline
Sirf World Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Take a brief tour of the museum and get a glimpse of the History of Surfing through 360 degree images.

The tour is compatible with iPad, iPhone, smart phones, tablets, Desktop computers and Smart TV's.

View Tour