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Museums and Collections

Australian Surf Museum
Manly (currently requiring funding and premises)
Curator/Contact : Ray Moran (02) 9977 2742.

Barry Bennett Surfboards
188 Harbord Road  Brookvale NSW 209x  Phone : 02 99
Contact : Greg Bennett
Currenty displaying an excellent example of a 1950's hollow plywood toothpick, made by Barry Bennett under his mother's house in Harbord, NSW.

Bishop Museum
152 Bernice Street Honolulu Hawai’I  96817-2704 USA   Phone : (808) 847-3511

 Brian Jackson Surfboards.com
57 Captain Cook Drive Caringbah NSW 2229 Phone : 02 9524 2770
Contact : Dave
Restored Jackson boards from 1958 to 1968, most hung from the showroom ceiling.
Notes on Jackson Surfboards

Gowings Pty. Ltd.
George Street Sydney NSW
 Reproductions (Gordon Woods, 1956), restored boards and memorabilia decorate the top floor café.

Long Beach Island Museum
Manly Art Gallery and Museum

West Esplanade  Manly NSW 2095, Australia  Phone : 02 9949 1776
 Many exhibits have a beach focus, noteably  an excellent collection surfwear dating from  the late 1800's and photographs by Ray Leighton.
Important : The Gallery has previously displayed a pre 1930’s (probably pre 1900’s) solid wood Hawaiian Alaia, approximately 8 ft 6”.
It has been suggested   that this board may be the board brought back to Australia by  C.D. Paterson of Manly in 1908 - 1912 (Australian Longboard Magazine 2003?)
 In poor condition it was on loan from Barry Bennett (Surfboards).
Notes on Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse
1305 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, USA   Phone : (408) 42229 3429

Scott Dillon Surfboards
3/18 Gaudrons Road Coffs Harbour 2450  Phone : 02 6653 6536
Contact : Scott Dillon
An outstanding personal collection in pristine condition. Currently stored at various sites awaiting council building and tourism approvals.
Notes on the Scott Dillon Museum Collection

Sky Surfboards
Shirley Street Byron Bay NSW 2. Phone : 02 66
Circa 1992 Amazing  adhoc collection of  “trade-ins” stored adjacent to the main showroom, circa 1994.
I doubt this still exists.
Surf Life Saving Australia Museum

1 Notts Avenue Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Phone : 61 2 91307370
Contact : Daynna Hogdetts (National Development Manager)
Location : South end of Bondi Beach above the Icebergs Club  Second Floor.
Notes on the Surf Life Saving Australia Museum

Yamba Hotel
Street, Yamba NSW
Reported by Ken Grieves: Boards hung in lounge, includes Wayne Lynch Keel fin (Pat Morgan Surfboards),

Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street Darling Harbor, Sydney NSW 2001, Australia.
Phone : 61 02 9552 7777        Fax : 61 02 9281 2885
Curator :
Contact : Paul Hundley  Phone :02 9552 7709
See Notes on ANMM collection

The Surfworld Museum
Surfcoast Plaza, Beach Road Torquay, Australia
Phone : 61 03 5261 4606
Email : surfworld@surfcoast.vic.gov.au
Contact: Jeff Arkinstall
See Notes on Surfworld
International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach

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Last Updated October 2007.