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SurfWorld Gold Coast is reopening Friday July 26th

We're Back !! 


SurfWorld Gold Coast Committee and Volunteers are very pleased to announce that our Museum is now open.  

As always, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our customers, team members and our community.

We kindly ask that you follow the instructions of our team and signage when you visit SurfWorld. Please do not enter if you feel unwell. 

We have put the following measures in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience:

Increased frequency of cleaning 

Hand sanitiser available for our customers

Practising physical distancing of 1.5 metres between customers and team members, with clear signage across the Museum and  the gift shop

Cash payments are now available, yet contactless payments are preferred

In addition, some services will remain suspended where there is direct or increased physical contact:

We extend a heartfelt thanks to those working in the medical, emergency and essential services.

We're incredibly grateful for your dedication and support to our community.


To all our friends and supporters of SurfWorld Gold Coast

Thank you for your patience and continued support,

We look forward to welcoming you all back 


SurfWorld Management Committee and Volunteers 





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Local community comes together for Wildlife fundraiser at Currumbin

SurfWorld is very proud to have been involved with Surfing Services Australia and their Currumbin Wildlife Hospitial Fundraiser at Currumbin Alley
The fundraiser brought together a host of celebrities including
Joel Parkinson,Occy,Bede Durbridge Dean Morrison and Lincoln Lewis



On the day there were Surf lessons and Beach yoga plus a bunch of other family fun activities,all helping to raise funds for our wildlife injured in the devastating bushfires and all proceeds going directly to support our world class Currumbin Wildlife Hospital
Also lending her support was Division 14 - Cr Gail O'Neill, pictured below with Surfworld Chairman Daryl Barnett and Rod Brooks



Due to the overwhelming success of the Wildlife Fundraiser it is now scheduled to become an annual event!



Congratulations to Surfing Services Australia and in particular Bianca Richardson for organising such a wonderful day

Lending her support was Division 14 - Cr Gail O'Neill, pictured below with Surfworld Chairman Daryl Barnett and Rod Brooks
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Burleigh Surf:Craft, A community celebration of the hand-made surfboard

SurfWorld is stoked 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 surfboard - at the Burleigh Brewing Taphouse from 3:00pm - 8:30pm.

The judges this year will be Surfworld's Patron Peter Harris and Master Shaper Richard Harvey , also on the panel are the Burleigh Surf:Craft 2019 winners - Dale Wilson and Yoshiro Takeda

Pictured below - Peter Harris [with son Nathan],Richard Harvey,Dale Wilson and Yoshie Takeda.

Hosted by Jed Smith and Vaughan Blakey of AIN'T THAT SWELL, Burleigh Surf Craft will showcase some of Australia's finest surfboard craftsmanship. We will bring the community together to talk story, show builds and really make some noise about the proud history of creativity and innovation that defines the Australian surfboard.

For all the details and a list of all the surfboard shapers showcasing their craft on the day- follow the link below

https://www.facebook.com/events/222323315571573/

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Burleigh Surf:Craft, A community celebration of the hand-made surfboard - at the Burleigh Brewing Taphouse April 4th 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 surfboard - at the Burleigh Brewing Taphouse from 3:00pm - 8:30pm.

The judges this year will be Surfworld's Patron Peter Harris and Master Shaper Richard Harvey , also on the panel are the Burleigh Surf:Craft 2019 winners - Dale Wilson and Yoshiro Takeda

Pictured below - last years winners Dale Wilson and Yoshie Takeda.

Hosted by Jed Smith and Vaughan Blakey of AIN'T THAT SWELL, Burleigh Surf Craft will showcase some of Australia's finest surfboard craftsmanship. We will bring the community together to talk story, show builds and really make some noise about the proud history of creativity and innovation that defines the Australian surfboard.

For all the details and a list of all the surfboard shapers showcasing their craft on the day- follow the link below

https://www.facebook.com/events/222323315571573/

Everyone is welcome to this free event and make sure that you vote on the day to go in the draw to win an awesome Takeda Customs hand made 70's inspired surfboard ⚑️🍻

Dick van Straalen Ian Byrne Rod Brooks Daryl Bean David Riek Jye Byrnes
Neal Purchase Jnr Luke Daniels Mitch Surman
Weare Surfworld Willy Nicholls Surfin Muse



Time 27th July, 2018
Location
Surf World Gold Coast, 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

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VALE BOB COOPER

Surf World management and volunteers are saddened by the news of the passing of Bob Cooper one of our true surfing pioneers. Many stories have been written about Bob and his exploits and his life has been extensively covered in magazines and books so Surf World has asked their founding chairman Mal Sutherland - who knew him well to write a short personal eulogy to him.

I met Bob in 1959/60 on his first trip to Australia. Scott Dillon had told me that American surfer Bob Cooper was in Sydney and was coming to Coolangatta and would I make him feel welcome. It's funny when I think about it but my first words to him when we met were "are you the Bob Cooper who is featured in Surfer Magazine". From that point we became friends and on both his first and second visit we explored the then isolated surfing locations in northern NSW and had many memorable trips to Byron Bay – one especially with Joe Larkin comes to mind.

When we were travelling we would always let Bob enter the cafΓ©'s first and order his bannnana, hooney and nut sandwich to see the shocked reaction on the assistants faces – this was an unheard of combination in Australia at the time.

It was during those trips that I came to realise what a deep thinking and caring person Bob was, not only about his surfing but in the way he treated other people. To give an instance – I was involved with Paul Witzig doing poster distribution and some PR for Bruce Browns' Barefoot Adventure and had to pick Paul, Bruce and Phil Edwards up from their motel for the first showing of the movie at the Capitol Theatre and was unable to take Pat so Bob offered without any hesitation or embarrassment to escort her to the movie – Pat was 8 months pregnant at the time.

When he returned to Australia to live permanently we lost contact for a time only occasionally catching up at the Stubbies or Noosa Festival.

In 2009 I was asked by the GCCC Art Gallery to stage an exhibition of my photos titled Surfing in the 60s – A Journey of Discovery so I contacted Bob to ask him to be on the panel on opening night to give an Americans' view of what it was like in that era. Bob accepted without hesitation and travelled down from Noosa at his own expense to appear with Phylis O'Donnel and Joe Larkin.

This exhibition led to the formation of the steering committee that formed Surf World Gold Coast.

Bob may you RIP and enjoy an unending supply of banana ,honey and nut sandwiches.

Mal Sutherland

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SURFING SERVICES AUSTRALIA WILDLIFE FUNDRAISER + Family Day

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 Currumbin Alley with plenty of fun to come with more surfing lessons and beach Yoga thru the day, So come on down and support our world class Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation Currumbin Wildlife Hospital who are doing an incredible job treating our native wildlife bushfire survivors 

There's facepainting for the micro groms, mega raffles including free passes to SurfWorld and BBQ sizzles till 12, plus Special Guests @Markocchilupo @linc_lewis @bededurbo Joel Parko Dean Morrison are all getting in on the fun with these perfect learner conditions right now at the beautiful Currumbin alley! Yeww!

@markrichosurfcoach Peter Harris Daryl Bean
Rod Brooks @surfgroms_ @life_synergy @currumbinsanctuary @gonap.baby @sumptuousfinefoods @hotgossip_burleigh Surfin Muse @finchswim Bianca Richardson Angela X Collins David Riek @lincoln Lewis official


Time 27th July, 2018
Location
Surf World Gold Coast, 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

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SURFING SERVICES WILDLIFE FUNDRAISER

What a GREAT way to HELP our AUSSIE WILDLIFE and have a SURF and do some BEACH YOGA all at the same time !! + Raffle prizes to win

#Repost from SurfingServices Surfing Services Australia'Wildlife Fundraiser' Family Fun day
This Friday 17th January
from 6am at @surfingservicesaustralia Currumbin Alley
Surfing lesson +Yoga
OR
Join us for
BBQ breakfast & support with a Raffle ticket with your chance to WIN

⭐️1st prize private CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE HOSPITAL TOUR Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation for you +3 friends with our World champion surfers Joel Parkinson, Occy , Bede Dubidge & Dean Morrison with their families.
Includes Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 4 entry day tickets too.

⭐️2nd prize
- Paul Ward 'Wardy Surfboards' Signed by all our special guests - URBNSURF pool Voucher for 2 people - JETPILOT Wetsuit - @kingbrown pomade essentials - Finch Swim swimwear voucher

⭐️3rd prize Signed Maywoodsurf Handcrafted Handcrafted Wooden surfboard Signed by all our special guests - Sisstrevolution wetsuit - JETPILOT Clothes pack

⭐️ 4th prize Signed @wardysurfboards grom board (@tyricho_ ) Signed by all our special guests - @sisstrevolution wetsuit - @jetpilotcompany Clothes pack

with ALL the proceeds directly to CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE HOSPITAL for distribution for our Australian wildlife healing, rehabilitation and protection ❀️🐨
CONTACT www.surfingservices.com.au to sign up for the fun

Special guests Joel Parko Mark Occhilupo Bede Durbidge Dean Morrison
@linc lewis @ candice nixon
so come down and enjoy the family fun day ✌🏼
SurfWorlds Peter Harris Daryl Bean Rod Brooks
Raffle details start friday. Drawn 31/1/20 @finch swim Sumptuous Fine Food Finch Swim @surfworldgoldcoast


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Surfworld Single Fin display at the Billabong Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Festival January 2020

Another fantastic year of the Surfworld Single Fin display done and dusted at the Billabong Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin festival


Time 27th July, 2018
Location
Surf World Gold Coast, 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

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Shane Night

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, surfboards, sex, drugs, rock and roll, and ugh boots"

Shane Stedman is a surfing industry trailblazer from the 1960s, Brookvale Sydney where he created the famous Shane Gang label.

He blended surf culture with the pop music social scene together with his iconic logo and surfboards to become one of the most highly recognisable brands in Australian Surfing History

Stedman was a fashion statement, a hugely successful businessman, musician, and the creator of the sheepskin boots known as Ugh boots.

A commentator, surf reporter, and a lovable larrikin who took his popular label to the Gold Coast in 1970. This was managed by champion surfer and shaper Richard Harvey who signed up local Gold Coast talent Tony Eltherington

Don't miss this one off evening where Shane talks candidly about his life,his many adventures and some of the many characters he has met along the way,accompanied by a slide show and book signing

Date: Saturday October 12th : Upstairs Deck opens from 5pm
With Gourmet Hot Food being served up by Leesa and her incredible team at Sumptuous Fine Food, Icy cold beers from the crew at Gage Roads Brewing Co,and also available a selection of wines and non alcoholic beverages 🍻
Tickets $10 available from Surfworld front desk and via Eventbrite-


​Time 5pm, Saturday October 12, 2019
​Location
Surf World Gold Coast, 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

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Nat Young

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 1966 World Champion will be signing copies of his latest book "Church of the Open Sky "and will be joined by good friend Bob McTavish to share stories about those heady days and how they reshaped surfing from traditional to modern approach.

This is Surf World's 7th function for the year. The ever-popular Surf World raffles have a stack of prizes to go off. Drinks and Mexican food will be available at affordable prices.

Doors open at 5pm. tickets via Eventbrite or at the door. Don't miss this night of Super Legends Yew!


​Time 5pm, Saturday 14th September, 2019
​Location
Surf World Gold Coast, 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
​Ticket Price​$10.00

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Drouyn on Drouyn

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 greatest and most influential surfing champions, multiple Australian Title Holder in Opens and Juniors, World Title Finalist, and the creator of the Man On Man competition format that is still being used today in world tour events.

As well as an 'in conversation' with Peter, there will be a screening of the Bob Evans Surfmovie 'Drouyn and Friends' a movie of legendary cult status ,full of exotic wave destinations and epic surfing, all wrapped up in a soundtrack that crystallised the 70's surf travel experience.

To compliment the nights bohemian surf festivities there will be a selection of gourmet hot food from Sumptuous Fine Food and cold beers from Gage Roads Brewing Co along with a selection of wines,ciders and non alcoholic beverages.

The upstairs Deck at Surfworld will be open from 5 pm and tickets are $10 + available via the Eventbrite link below there will also be a limited amount of tickets available at SurfWorld. Event date :Saturday July 27th Doors open 5pm!


​Time 27th July, 2018
​Location
Surf World Gold Coast, 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

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John "Gordo the Great" Gordon Fundraiser

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 donated to the Family in South Africa. Gordo will personally deliver all donations at the J Bay Pro starting in July. The night will feature an auction of WSL memorabilia, a surfboard from Davo, lucky door prizes, and the screening of his own Gold Coast Surfing documentary that features the late Wayne Deane. Gordo has won multiple media awards as a news cameraman and is an integral cog in the WSL live webcast camera crew. Don't miss this night full of Gold Coast characters and for a tremendous cause it will be a night to remember with plenty of laughs and outrageous stories. Food and Drinks available

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Celebrating Surf Photographer Lee Pegus

 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 filled a few carousels with the pick of his remarkable body of work, which provides a rich document of surfing on the Gold Coast in the '80s and '90s, as well as high points from his travels to Hawaii and beyond. Lee's fondly remembered as long time photo editor for Surfing Life magazine, a man who treasured memorable surfing images and earned the trust and affection of all who worked with him.
Lee was a Surfers Paradise identity in the 1960s, stylish goofyfoot, model and super stylish guy that came from the Surfers Paradise period and gravitated to become one of the best photo editors in the country, such was the respect from peers in the media and photography world that lavished praise on his professional work especially the legendary slide show nights that he famously hosted at Morrison Media.See Less

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TIM BAKER BOOK - NEW STOCK INSTORE

Tim has written books on world surfing champions such as Rabbit Bartholomew, Mark Occhilupo, and Mick Fanning.



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Rip Curl

Tim Baker will be presenting his latest best seller "The Rip Curl Story" - 50 years of perfect surf at Surf World Gold Coast
Award winning surf writer and prolific book publisher Tim Baker will be presenting his latest best seller The Rip Curl story at Surf World Surf Museum Currumbin Gold Coast on Saturday 11th May 2019 from 6pm.

Tim has written books on world surfing champions such as Rabbit Bartholomew, Mark Occhilupo, and Mick Fanning. He with be joined by Rip Curl co-owner the legendary Doug " The Claw" Warbrick.
Claw and his fellow surfing partner from Victoria, Brian " Singding" Singer established the privately owned Wetsuit and Surfboard manufacturing company at Torquay back in 1969. Rip Curl recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary at this years annual Easter Rip Curl Pro.

Entry for Surf World's third function of the year is $10.00, food and beverages will be available.


​Time 6pm, Saturday 11th May, 2019
​Location
Surf World Gold Coast, 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
​Ticket Price​$10.00

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KANGA NIGHT

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 significant contributions to take surfing to a whole new professional level.

Surf author Phil Jarratt and master cinematographers Jack McCoy & Dick Hoole will also join Kanga on stage after an interlude of live music from special guest Morning of the Earth original artist Terry Hannigan. Food trucks, Cold drinks and plenty of laughs, this is a classic night of legendary surf stories and folklore not to be missed

Photo by Dick Hoole Poster Art by Angela Collins

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In Honour of MP

In Honour of MP - 24 September 1952 – 29 March 2012
These Iconic images courtesy master lensman @dick hoole


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International Museum Day at SurfWorld

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 down and have a look inside at Australia's Premier Surfboard Collection,Beach Culture and Surfing Memorabilia, then this Saturday is a great day to do it! Doors open at 10am ! Yeww!#internationalmuseumday2019#internationalmuseumday#ICOM ...

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Women in the Waves

 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 music. Guests include Pamela Burridge, Pauline Menczer, Jalaan Slabb, Nancy Emerson, Sally MacKinnon, Alison Gowland, Shakira Westdorp, Jenny Steen, Jenny Midson, Robyn Harvey, Toni Sawyer, Rachael Tilly, Tanya Binning, plus special guest Phyllis O'Donnell. MC Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew.

Poster by Angela Collins

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Stubbies Exhibition


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 also be an entertaining panel discussion between those involved including Bill Bolman, John Neilsen, Dick Hoole, Doug Warbrick and 1980 Stubbies Champion Peter Harris.

The launch is strictly a ticketed event and ticket sales are limited. No ticket, no entry. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased through goldcoasttickets.com.au or from Surf World. Doors open 6pm, for 7pm start, drinks and BBQ available.er your text here ...

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