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'The Best of MTVz' A celebration of the iconic surf photography of Marty Tullemans

Marty Tullemans documented Australian surfer like no other over four decades from the early '70s through to the 2000s, from from the original Cooly Kids, Rabbit Bartholomew, Michael Peterson and Peter Townend to their modern day heirs, Mick Fanning, Mark Occhilupo,Joel Parkinson and Dean Morrison, and a cavalcade of great surfers in between. 

Come and marvel at Marty's astonishing archive as we trawl through the highlights, from PT's iconic soul arch to a grommet Jason Buttenshaw locked in a crystalline cavern, to Neal Purchase Junior's trademark backhand blasts. With a lineup of Gold Coast surfing luminaries on hand to provide colourful running commentary, this will be a celebration of Marty's life and legacy not to be missed.

Saturday February 27th 

Doors and Bar open 6PM

Tickets $10 available via Eventbrite 



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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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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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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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WindanSea Exhibition

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 always up to the task!

A special mention to Lawrie Jarman, who travelled down from the Sunshine coast to loan us the Ma & Pa Bendall trophy for the exhibition. thank you to all those who put in the effort to make another fun night at Surf World..

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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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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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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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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
Surf World Gold Coast, 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

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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
Surf World Gold Coast, 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

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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


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
Surf World Gold Coast, 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

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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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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
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
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
Surf World Gold Coast, 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
​Ticket Price​$10.00

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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
Surf World Gold Coast, 35 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

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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.

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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.

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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.

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