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Australian National Surfing Museum

77 Beach Road Surf City Plaza Surfcoast Highway Torquay Phone: (03) 5261 4606 Visit Website

Australia’s largest surf and beach culture museum. The first fully accredited surfing museum in the world.

The Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay celebrates the story of Australian surfing. It also charts Australia's significant contribution to the development of surfing around the world. Through colourful and exciting permanent displays and temporary exhibitions the ANSM commemorates Australia's fantastic surfing heritage and rich beach culture.

Our Collection

This collection is owned and managed by Surf World in Torquay, Australia’s surfing capital. It results from the vision of Peter Troy who along with his surfing friends Vic Tantau and Alan Reid drove the idea forward, supported by Surfing Australia, the Torquay surfing industry, and the Geelong Regional Commission. The collection documents the story of Australian surfing and commemorates Australia's surfing heritage and rich beach culture. It also charts Australia's significant contribution to the development of surfing around the world. The collection includes artefacts and memorabilia relating to many surfing themes: surfboards, clothing, historical images, surf movies and music, and archival materials.

Significance
This collection documents and preserves for future generations, the history and culture of surfing, one of Australia’s most popular sports and recreations. It also charts Australia's significant contribution to the development of surfing around the world. The collection is a key resource for the activities of Surf World, recognized by the International Surfing Association as a one of the world’s most significant centres of world surfing heritage.

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