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OUR MISSION 

To protect, preserve and share the historical evolution of our surf culture.

E MAU KA HE' E NALU EE KAY O' O ME KA OPE' O.

WE THE OLDER SURFERS ARE PASSING SURFING ON. CLEMENT "TIGER" ESPERE.

VISION:

  • To share the surfing experience and the stoke of riding waves.

  • To educate future generations.

ETHICS:

To acknowledge and respect the indigenous peoples, their heritage, their land and their waters.
To acknowledge and respect the first nation people past, present and emerging and the traditional owners of the land where the Museum stands.
To acknowledge and respect the Hawaiians for their Aloha of discovering surfing and establishing the surf culture.
To respect and support the elders of our surfing culture.
To support and protect the oceanic environment.
To be all inclusive and respectful to all individuals in everything we do.

NOW AND IN THE FUTURE:

Implement the latest technology in an aesthetic cultural atmosphere, with timelines, iconic surfboards and interesting personalities, as well as, music, art and fashion, presented in continually changing, up to date educational, inspirational, interactive and contemporary displays, designed to inspire, teach and promote the stoke of riding waves and the evolution of surfboard design, connecting the past, present and future of everything that is surfing.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION / CURATORS:

Surfworld has one of the most comprehensive collections of surfing artefacts, surfboards, memorabilia, photography, art, periodicals and films in Australia, with access to numerous other collections both here and overseas.


Our team of curators and Surf Historians

  • Peter Harris - SurfWorld Patron

  • Carl Tanner - Premier collector and Vice Chair

  • Daryl Barnett - Surfworld Chariman


Website Photography credits

  • Dick Hoole

  • Peter 'joli' Wilson

  • Mal Sutherland

  • Angela Collins

  • Ted Grambeau

  • Cicada Studio


  • Our regular events focus on the colourful history, amazing stories, interesting personalities and stoke, that help to create, maintain and project into the future, the rich culture of wave riding here in Australia and overseas.

  • Our knowledgeable volunteers provide a great atmosphere of stoke and all the information needed to understand our surf culture and it's journey through time.

  • We encourage Members, Volunteers, Partners and Supporters to share our Vision and Aloha.

  • Surfworld welcomes philanthropic support and bequests. 
  • The Surfworld store sells a comprehensive range of Surf Culture items including literature/art/clothing/collectables and surfboard accessories.

  • Surfboard hire is also available.

  • All proceeds from the store including entry fees, memberships and donations go to supporting and improving Surfworld.

  • Surfworld is a not for profit organisation.
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