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A Talk Story with Joli & Ted - Friday, July 13th

This is going to be a classic night, with Peter “Joli” Wilson and Ted Grambeau explaining the life of a surf photographer.
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Brownies Coastwatch - Wednesday, August 8th

Brownie and JC, aka Ken Brown and John Charlton. Don't miss these iconic characters and their amazing surf tales and how they opened a big backdoor on the surfing sporting lifestyles.
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'Emocean' Movie - Friday, May 18th

Forget your Friday night football Surf World Gold Coast is proud to announce that Tony ‘Harro’ Harrington will be taking time out of his busy schedule to showcase his latest movie Emocean at the museum on Friday, May 18th.
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This year marks forty years since the inaugural Stubbies Classic Surfriding competition. Held at iconic Burleigh Heads in March 1977 it was the start of Australian professional surfing
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An Entertaining Evening with Phil Jarratt

Venue :Surf World Gold Coast
Date : Wednesday 18th October
Free entry -- Doors open: 6pm for 7pm start
Drinks and sausage sizzle available
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Surf World Pop-Up Display & Swap Meet

Surf World Pop-Up Display & Board Collectors Swap Meet
Venue :Kirra Hill Community and Culture Centre, 1 Garrick St, Coolangatta
Date : Sunday 18th June -
Date :10am - 4pm
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Men of Wood and foam

The film focuses on the “Brookvale Six” – Gordon Woods, Bill Wallace, Scott Dillon, Barry Bennett, Greg McDonagh and Denny Keogh – who range in age from 91 (Gordon) down to 79 (Denny), but there also many valuable contributions from contemporaries in the Brookvale factories of the early 1960s, such as Joe Larkin, Bob Cooper, Shane Stedman, Bob McTavish, Nat Young and the late Midget Farrelly.

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The Conference is aiming to be an annual event and follows a Festival Circuit with Byron Bay and Nossa Surf Festivals and is on the eve of the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, World Tour opener at Snapper Rocks.

International Surfing Symposium

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One of the greatest ever International boardriding clubs in the world is having a one-off never to be repeated Reunion!
Bringing together surfing generations from the Sixties right through to the Millennials.

reunion 2017

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save the waves

Next showing in Australia is being held at Surf World on Wednesday 15 March from 6.30pm.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from the museum or via this link

Save the Waves documentary films and the Film Festival educate and inspire audiences to protect the coastline.

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Litmus Surfing Movie


Litmus, created by Australian film-maker Andrew Kidman along with cinematographer John Frank and artist Mark Sutherland, sparked an aesthetic revolution in surf culture. 

Shot in Australia, South Africa, Ireland, California and Hawaii, and featuring surfboard design guru Derek Hynd and iconic surfer-shaper Wayne Lynch (as well as appearances by Tom Curren and Miki Dora), the film, released in 1996, was entirely devoid of the hard-driving, thrash-and-burn ethos of the era.  Litmus helped shake the surfing world awake to the fact that stylish, flowing surfing didn't fade out with the advent of the tri-finned shortboard, and that the act of surfing itself is far richer than a set of saleable cliches. 

The film spread the gospel of what has been labelled a 'retro-progressive' school of surfing, and what was being practiced by an avant-garde core soon spread all over the world.  According to Kidman, 'originally cinematographer John Frank and I just wanted to make a film that showed how Wayne Lynch and Derek Hynd had remained surfing extremely well into their forties, and how they had achieved this through design exploration.  Other things happened along the way, like the waves in Ireland.  We just put the time into the subjects and the places until we felt like we'd represented them with honesty.'

Tickets $15 each and can be purchased from Surf World or

Litmus Trailer


Litmus Trailer from Andrew Kidman on Vimeo.

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'From Steel City To Hollywood', An Evening with PHIL AVALON 19 February

Phil Avalon picked up a Bolex movie camera whilst still in his teens and it seems as though he has never put it back in its case. Actor, writer, film maker and die hard surfer, Phil’s movies have played in every country throughout the world.

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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




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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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Tel: (07) 5525 6380

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

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Sunday: 10am - 1pm

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