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Coast's surfing history on display

AWARD-winning surf photography and memorabilia are just some of the exhibits that will be unveiled when Surf World Gold Coast opens its doors in Currumbin tomorrow.

The first of its kind in Queensland, the museum has been hailed as long overdue considering the extensive surfing history the Gold Coast has to offer.

Curator Mal Sutherland is thrilled the doors are finally opening after months of hard work and believes that people won't be disappointed.

“We have over 100 boards from all era's dating back from the 1930's to today, showcasing the evolution of design and technology, autographed by greats such as Stephanie Gilmore and Mick Fanning, Sutherland said.

Sutherland said an avid interest in surfing was not a necessity as the museum offered a range of exhibits which illustrated the history of the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast City Councillor Chris Robbins, who had been instrumental in supporting the museum, said the facility captured the imagination and spirit of generations.

“Surfing and surf culture is integral to life on the Gold Coast and we now have a place to showcase this,” Robbins said.

The museum is located on the first floor of Honeyworld, opposite Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Entry will cost just $9 for adults, $5 for children and $20 for families.

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