Stroll the Boardwalk to explore the evolution of surfboard designs and materials – from century-old solid timber historic boards, through hollow plywood “toothpicks”, balsa and fibreglass Malibu-style, to contemporary and futuristic composite construction craft.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
History of surfing, brilliant to see the names of yesteryear and the boards that were used in their quest for championships
When in Torquay, the home to world famous surf location, Bells beach, a must see, is the iconic Australian National Surf Museum. With a vast selection of surfing memorabilia from the early board styles, through to the latest design shapes, it traces the history of surfing in infinate detail, with the aid of classic movie footage, plus a myriad tactile, hands on items from the past, to capture the imagination of young and old alike. 😎
Awesome display. So many memories from years past. Recommend highly
History and heritage. Brilliantly covers all aspects of surfing culture since the beginning.
Always worth a visit while in Torquay. It really helps to understand how surfing is really entrenched in the Australian culture and history, especially in this specific region.
Not that into surfing but the museum is really interesting and clearly thoughtfully curated.
Australian National Surfing Museum
Torquay VIC 3228
9am – 5pm
7 days a week
364 days a year
(Closed Christmas Day)
Student/Pensioner Concession $8
Child (aged 16 and under) $8
PLEASE NOTE: General admission prices are for self-guided tours with no time limit.
Please see Education / Group Tours for details.