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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

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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ONE EVENT, TWO EXHIBITIONS 24th October – Phil Jarratt book signing – Bali Heaven and Hell

Get your signed copy of Phil’s new book and join him, Dick Hoole and Richard Harvey while they reminisce about Bali in the early days. Phil will also present a video documentary of his book. Here Phil describes the making of the documentary: ‘The short film we have been making in Bali this month is based on […]

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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.
Jamie Mitchell Exhibition

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.

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Tim Baker’s 100 years of Australian Surf exhibition

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 […]

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Cheyne Horan Exhibition

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 […]

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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.
Wooden Board Night by Grant Newby

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.

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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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