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.See More
Current Exhibitions and Upcoming Events
19th of May
For those of you who don’t know much about the Gold Coast’s Jamie Mitchell, he is a man of many talents. Although the term ‘legend’ is thrown around lightly these days, it’s hard to describe Jamie in any other way. He is not only an accomplished big wave surfer, tow-in surfer, stand-up paddle boarder, professional lifeguard, but also the 10 time consecutive winner of the Molokai to Oahu Paddle Board World Championships.
From the early beginnings of English settlers learning to swim in the ocean, to the introduction of surfing compliments of the Duke, Australia has a deep and rich history of surfing that many are unfamiliar with. Although there are a multitude of Australian world champion surfers such as Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Tom Carroll and Mark Occulupo that strike a […]
There is still some fascinating memorabilia on display for the Cheyne Horan exhibition at Surf World. One particular item that is featured from Cheyne’s long and distinguished career is the Waimea 5000 trophy that he won whilst competing in Hawaii. At the time of the win Cheyne had only just turned 18 years of age, which made […]
2nd of August
Grant Newby loves to surf. Not only that, but Grant has a particular proclivity to build surfboards out of wood, something that very few shapers do in this day of age. On the 2nd of August, Grant will be hosting a Wooden Surfboard night at SurfWorld.
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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More