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  • Welcome to Surf World
    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.
    *$2.00 entry with a valid membership card for the Currumbin RSL.

    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

Celebrating Women in the Waves, a special night dedicated to women’s surfing. Thurs 21st March at 6pm (QLD).
The next event at Surf World is the much-anticipated Terry “Richo” Richardson book launch. FREE entry from 5.30pm on Wednesday 17 October.
An outstanding exhibition which explained the roots of WindanSea from the USA through to the Sunshine Coast club, still operating today.
Surf World Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

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

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

View Tour

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

Andrew McKinnon's Surf Scene

Stubbies Ian 550

Kanga aka Ian Cairns book signing at Surf World with PT and Rabbit

Thurs 4th April tickets on Evenbrite only




Deductible Gift Recipient

Surf World Gold Coast is a charitable institution and is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) covered by Items 1 and 4 of the table in section 30 -15 of the Income Tax Assesment Act 1997. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.


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As a not-for-profit organisation, Surf World Gold Coast needs the support of the surfing community if it is to continue to do its important work.


3 exciting Memberships to choose from


Contact Us

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Tel: (07) 5525 6380

Location: 1st Floor, 35 Tomewin St, Currumbin
Post: PO Box 791, Tugun, QLD 4224, Australia

Mon to Sat: 10am - 4.45pm
Sunday: 10am - 1pm

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Getting around the museum

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