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28 February 2020
SurfWorld is very proud to announce that we will be joining in with Burleigh Brewing on Saturday 4th of April for the - Burleigh Surf:Craft, A community celebration of the hand-made surfbo...
17 January 2020
Sun's out and the Groms are FROTHING for the first Surf lesson of the morning at SURFING SERVICES Surfing Services Australia WILDLIFE FUNDRAISER + Family Day happening at the beautiful Cur...
08 January 2020
Another fantastic year of the Surfworld Single Fin display done and dusted at the Billabong Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin festival ...
12 October 2019
This coming October 12th join Shane Stedman of Shane Surfboards at Surfworld Gold Coast for the launch of his one and only self published book,"The Shane Gang" - : Surviving the sixties, s...
14 September 2019
Surfing's Elder Statesmen Nat Young and Bob McTavish, the Gurus of the shortboard revolution, are coming to Surf World Surf Museum Currumbin on Saturday 14th of September.Nat who was the 1...
27 July 2019
Surf World is extremely honoured to present one of the all time greats of surfing Peter Drouyn, allowing Peter to tell his history and the stories involved.Peter is one of the Gold Coast's...
21 June 2019
Gordo has been supporting a South African family from J Bay with Joel Parkinson. Gordo is calling on the Gold Coast Community to support a fundraiser to be held at Surf World with all proceeds being d...
25 May 2019
 Friends of Lee Pegus, please join us to celebrate the life and legacy of much loved local surf photographer Lee Pegus with an old-style slide night. We've pored through Lee's archives and f...
08 May 2019
Tim Baker will be presenting his latest best seller "The Rip Curl Story" - 50 years of perfect surf at Surf World Gold CoastAward winning surf writer and prolific book publisher Tim Baker ...
04 April 2019
Kanga will be joined by fellow professional pioneers Peter Townend (PT) and Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew.Dubbed as the Holy Trinity with the formation of World Professional Surfing much is owed to their...
25 March 2019
This Saturday the 18th of May is International Museum Day and to celebrate SurfWorld Gold Coast is offering FREE ENTRY to the museum ALL DAY! Plus FREE GUIDED TOURS ! So if you've been wanting to come...
21 March 2019
 The Women in the Waves night to be held on Thursday 21st March 2019 at 6pm will be a celebration of women surfing with a diverse range of women champions, artists, writers, photographers, and mu...
20 October 2018
The inaugural Stubbies exhibition  will include the first ever showing of the Stubbies years' movie, a massive photo collection, memorabilia and slide show. There will al...
30 June 2018

This is going to be a classic night, with Peter “Joli” Wilson and Ted Grambeau explaining the life of a surf photographer.

08 May 2018
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 museu...
03 September 2017
Venue :Surf World Gold Coast
Date : Wednesday 18th October
Free entry -- Doors open: 6pm for 7pm start
Drinks and sausage sizzle available
18 May 2017
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
01 April 2017
A huge thank you to Rob Ryan and Karen Neilson for putting the display together and with the help of Andy Mac, Paul Daly and Mal Chalmers .  The night went off extremely well with our volunteers ...
04 February 2017
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 ...
04 February 2017
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 Roc...
28 July 2016
 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,...
09 February 2016
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 play...
08 December 2015
For the first time Surf World Gold Coast presents the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year and Surf Movie of the Year Awards. This exhibition showcases the finalist of this prestigious awards that recognises ...
07 December 2015
 Surf World attended the Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) at Redland Performing Arts Centre last week to accept the award (photo above) for their win in the Organisations Volunteer R...
13 November 2015
Author Andrew Crockett will be appearing at SWGC for the launch and signing of his latest book in the Switchfoot Trilogy. In addition he will be presenting and narrating a slide show of the most intri...
21 October 2015
On Sunday 1 November from 10am to 12pm on the Village Green, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Surf World Gold Coast volunteers will be on hand to appraise your boards for free.
21 October 2015
An added feature of the night will be the showing of the short movie ‘ The Fishermans Son’. Both films are part of Patagonia’s new initiative, The New Localism.To learn more visit: www.patagonia.com.a...
29 September 2015
On Friday 4 September, 2015 a huge gathering took place at Surf World for the launch of the legendary Bob 'Evo' Evans Exhibition. Fans came in their droves to celebrate the life of one of surfing's mo...
18 September 2015
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 ...
18 September 2015
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 in...
18 September 2015
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 unfa...
20 August 2015
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 hos...
19 August 2015
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...
30 June 2015
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, Ti...
04 June 2015
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 ...
01 March 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 ...
02 January 2015
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 W...
12 December 2014
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 showcas...
30 November 2014
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 j...
21 November 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 ...
24 October 2014
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...
13 October 2014
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 ...
26 September 2014
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 500...
02 August 2014
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...
26 April 2014
Movie Night at Surf World - 27th April 6.00pmIn 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 McC...
09 April 2014
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 ...
22 March 2014
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 ...
22 March 2014
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 l...
07 March 2014
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 Exp...
14 February 2014
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 publ...
17 January 2014
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 ...
15 November 2013
Taking up where Bob’s first book, STOKED, left off, this is the story of what happens when youth gives way to the responsibilities and discoveries of middle age, when things like family and religion a...
03 November 2013
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 He...
26 October 2013
Laurie Lawrence Swim Schools is a platinum sponsor of Surf Worlds 2014/2015 Calendar! Surf World interviewed Emma Lawrence to find out a little more about Laurie and what it is that makes Laurie Lawre...
26 October 2013
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...
26 October 2013
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 sur...
13 September 2013
Keep Friday the 13th of September free as master photographer and raconteur Marty Tullemans will present “What is surfing? Art, dance or religion”. A great night will be had by all who attend so be su...
27 June 2013
Queensland’s first surfing museum, Surf World Gold Coast, opens its doors at Currumbin on Saturday, 27 June.The museum celebrates the history and contribution of surfing and beach culture. A topic of ...
07 June 2013
Only shown in Australia twice before to small restricted audiences, Surf World Gold Coast has been given permission by the producer to have a one off fund raising screening on the 7th June of his docu...
18 April 2013
Rusty Miller’s first ever book, Turning Point: Surf Portraits and Stories From Bells to Byron 1970-1971 has just been released.The book Turning Point is a collection of rare photographs taken by Rusty...
13 April 2013
Surf World Gold Coast is planning a fund raising auction in March in conjunction with the Bleach Festival at a venue to be decided.As the survival of Surf World depends on funds raised from events we ...
10 April 2013
Surf World Gold Coast has integrated a workplace Sustainability Program to reduce the environmental impact of our operations.In order to qualify for ‘Bronze Level Certification’ we have successfully i...
10 April 2013
John Witzig has become an icon of Australian surfing. In a ‘career’ studded by controversy, he has been a surfer, photographer, writer, editor and publisher. The former editor of Surfing World and Sur...
03 March 2013
Surf World Gold Coast is hosting a ‘Roast’ night on the 4th April to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of legendary surf pioneer and board manufacturer Joe Larkin’s move to the Gold Coast. Already a we...
15 February 2013
The Art of Surfboard Shaping on 15 February is a workshop designed to introduce people to surfboard shaping and to provide them with a better understanding of how their current board works.This worksh...
28 May 2011
A fine night was had by all…Surf World Gold Coast is fast becoming the centre of quality surf related events on the Gold Coast. Last Saturday night’s event featuring four surfing pioneers, Gordon Wood...
26 February 2011
Surf World Gold Coast is proud to present a display from four times World Champion Stephanie Gilmore’s extensive collection of trophies. Curated with the assistance of Steph’s father Jeff and sister W...
11 November 2010
Surf World Gold Coast hosted a special exhibition dedicated to celebrating surfing legend Bobby Brown on the 11th of November 2010.Timed to coincide with the Kirra Surf Stock Festival, the exhibition ...
15 October 2010
Surf World Gold Coast was announced the winner of the best volunteer run organisation at the Queensland Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards on the 15 October 2010.Chairman Mal Sutherland and Daryl B...
24 March 2010
Two special events honouring legendary women surfers were held at Surf World Gold Coast. The ‘Divas of Surfing’ exhibition was officially opened on Thursday, 18 March 2010 and a special Divas of Surfi...