Surf World Gold Coast logo sm

Surf World

-
Click on a title below or on the 'Continue Reading' button to load the full events details. You can also choose a particular event from the 'Select Past Event' dropdown over on the right.

Fish Fry Night at Surf World Gold Coast Museum

This year we are most fortunate to have a special guest in Dick Van Straalen, who many of you will know from his time here on the Gold Coast as a shaper of note. But first up Dick would like to share a very rare film that he was a part of. ” The Surfing Years ” is a great little movie of Dick and some friends, taken in 1964 when Dick was a 20 year old doing what we all dream of. Tossing in the job, jumping in the car with some mates and couple of girls, and leaving Sydney behind for a surfing road trip to Noosa Heads. The movie is a classic and has some great footage of early Crescent Head, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast on the way to Noosa. This is the same trip many of you will have no doubt done yourselves and you won’t be the last to take this journey.

Continue reading

Surf World Calendar Launch Night

A launch night was held on Wednesday 25th of September for the sponsors and photographers that contributed to the Surf World Gold Coast 2014/2015 calendar. The photographers provided a rare insight into their images, with great stories by Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson, Ted Grambeau, Shelli Bankier, Tony Harrington, Ben Whitmore, Shayne Neinaber, and Mal Sutherland. Without the beautiful images donated by the photographers, and the support from the sponsors involved, none of this would have been possible.

Continue reading

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 chord with local residents, Tim Baker takes a detailed look into how surfing in Australia evolved into the mainstream sport that it is today that many would never know existed.

Continue reading

Ukulele Lesson at Surf World

If you love music and want to learn how to play the ukulele then look no further! On Thursday 20 August at Surf World Gold Coast, ukulele extraordinaire and Coolangatta local Chad Sheather will be hosting yet another ukulele lesson. Whether you’ve never picked up a ukulele before or if you’re an intermediate to advanced player, Chad’s skill level can cater to both. Chad was the star ukulele performer at Surf World’s past two ukulele events which saw visitors from far and near flocking to Surf World. Chad’s effortless style and amazing skill made him the highlight of each event.

Continue reading

Ukulele Exhibition – Limited time

Ukulele Exhibition


Over the past few years there’s been a recent resurgence of the ukulele. Popular artists such as Jack Johnson and Vance Joy have all had major hits featuring the soothing cords of ukuleles, which seem to conjure images of palm trees, beaches, flowers, and that easy going island vibe.

Between the months of March and July, Surf World Gold Coast will host a rare Ukulele Exhibition in celebration of this amazing instrument. The exhibition will feature ‘A Century of Ukuleles’. Consisting of early Portuguese and Hawaiian models dating back to 1915, to modern and present day Hawaiian and U.S. models, the vast display is a rare and wonderful array of prominent pieces that few would have experienced.

So if you’re a ukulele enthusiast, or you’d simply like to see the historic displays of surfing memorabilia featured at Surf World Gold Coast, drop by for a visit.

Continue reading

Surf Through Time With Tim Baker

surf through time


World renown author and Surf World advocate, Tim Baker, has made a living from embracing everything to do with surfing.  Having twice received the Australian Surfing Hall of FameCulture Award, Tim has recently penned a brilliant article on Surf World Gold Coast and its mission to preserve the history of surfing.

Click here to read the article.

Continue reading

Ukulele & Surf doco night

eddie


Due to the success of our first ukulele night, Surf World Gold Coast is happy to announce a second ukulele night entitled ‘A 100 years of Ukuleles’. Kicking off at 5pm Thursday 4 June, the event will feature live entertainment from the Coolangatta Ukulele Club who will be greeting guests as they arrive, and also a solo performance from one of the leading ukulele players on the Gold Coast, Chad Sheather. Chad was a sensation at our original Ukulele night with his impressive skills, and due to demand he is back again to the delight of guests and will also be accompanied by an electric bass player and a lead vocalist.

The ukulele exhibition that is currently on at Surf World Gold Coast will be on display for guests along with the vast collection of historic boards that feature throughout the museum. The ukulele exhibition consists of early Portuguese and Hawaiian models dating back to 1915, to modern and present day Hawaiian and U.S. models. It is a vast display and consists of rare and wonderful pieces that few would have experienced. The surf film, Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, will also be shown on the evening. This insightful documentary features the life and times of Eddie Aikau, the iconic Hawaiian waterman best known for the namesake big wave event held in his honor at Waimea Bay and the even more iconic bumper sticker ’Eddie Would Go’. It is a must see film for anyone who’s remotely interested in surfing, Hawaiian history, or documentaries in general.

There will also be a BBQ with beer,wine and soft drink available. This is an all ages event, and only a limited number of tickets are available, so get in quick to secure your spot for what is sure to be a terrific evening.

Phone Surf World Gold Coast on 07 55 256380 or email for more information.


100 years of Ukuleles

Continue reading

Surf World Display at Saltfest Surf Festival

saltfest 2015


Saltfest is a unique Surf Festival held at Coolangatta on the Gold Coast that ventures back to the grassroots of surfing and draws in the best of what the smaller, bespoke players in industry have to offer. The event celebrates our surf lifestyle and culture, by delivering a fusion of surf and street products, amazing food, sweet as tunes and it’s all in the one epic, super lush location.

The inaugural event is on the 1st March to coincide with the Quiksilver Pro, Gold Coast. Held at the Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre, the venue is perched on top of a grassy knoll overlooking the spectacular Pacific Ocean – the views and atmosphere are breathtaking. The hybrid indoor/outdoor event catches the best of what the Gold Coast and surrounding towns have to offer in terms of surf culture and artesian products. The day will cater for ocean lovers and families who are looking for a unique experience and a taste of what the Gold Coasters enjoy from one of the fastest growing sports and cultures in theworld.

There’ll be some very unique products on offer and you can even order a custom surfboard on the day. You’re encouraged to come and chat to local shapers, surf photographers, surfclothing businesses, surf rider groups, musicians and local ‘tasty as’ food vendors. SurfWorld will also have a display so be sure to come say hi.

Be healthy and walk the hill after parking in the surrounding areas. ATM’s available on the day. Kicks off 9am and finishes 3pm (QLD time).
Continue reading

In Natural Flow – The lost classic makes a comeback

In natural flow


If you have grown up with stories of the freakish abilities of the great Michael Peterson, and wondered if the tales had grown somewhat taller in the retelling, you need to get yourself down to Surf World Gold Coast, Friday, January 2.

Given the scarcity of quality footage of Peterson, who dominated Australian surfing in the ‘70s then vanished into a twilight world, younger surfers might be prone to think his peers have exaggerated the stories of his feats. Yet the proof is in the watching for those fortunate enough to clap eyes on Steve Core’s classic but largely forgotten 1972 surf movie, In Natural Flow.

In Natural Flow captured the turn of an era, as the giants of the ‘60s disappeared into the Byron Bay hinterland or in search of enlightenment through yoga, eastern religion or drugs. Into the breach stepped a new generation of hyper-competitive youngsters hell-bent on taking over the surfing world. Core was right in the thick of it and captured many of these budding young talents as they bloomed. As well as the great MP, there’s Peter Townend, a very young Rabbit Bartholomew (briefly), Simon Anderson, Col Smith and many others, putting the evolving shortboards through their increasingly radical paces.

IN a very special screening, Surf World Gold Coast will host filmmaker Steve Core and world champions Peter Townend and Rabbit Bartholomew, who will stage an insightful panel discussion following the screening.

Join us for the screening of our first event for 2015. Doors open at 6 pm and admission is $10. Drinks and BBQ available on the night.




Continue reading

Bali in the 70’s

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 Xmas/New Year and all photos are available for purchase.

Photo: Richard Harvey at Uluwatu – Photo by Dick Hoole
Continue reading

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.

 

You can donate by

A GIFT OF FUNDS
A GIFT OF OBJECTS
A BEQUEST



MORE INFO

Tripadvisor

Facebook

Contact Us

email Click to email Surf World


Tel: (07) 5525 6380

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

Google Maps



Gold Coast Tours with Coast Capers