Interest in Torquay’s Australian National Surfing Museum is booming, with the museum recording its best visitor numbers in two decades last year.
Though the Easter break sees tourists from all over visit Torquay, an increasing number of local visitors appear to be spearheading the trend, enjoying exhibits celebrating Australia’s vivid surfing history and surf culture.
A forthcoming exhibition on two-time Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro winner Simon Anderson and his revolutionary “Thruster” board design is expected to draw a crowd, alongside the “Fossil Beach” exhibition which will remain on display until December.
Fossil Beach highlights stories of fossils dating back 30 million years and their discovery in recent years by “citizen scientists” along Surf Coast beaches.
Immerse yourself in Aussie beach culture by experiencing more than 100 years of surfing history through action footage and photographs at the museum.
A collection of more than 150 surfboards captures the progression of surf design, while the museum’s Australian Surfing Hall of Fame honours champions and legends of swell.
The museum is part of Torquay’s Surf City precinct and is open from 9am- 5pm seven days a week during Easter (including Good Friday).
The Australian National Surfing Museum is located at 77 Beach Road, Torquay. For more information, call 5261 4606 or visit australiannationalsurfingmuseum.com.