Surfing the Decades will feature an extraordinary range of unique and classic surfboards that have shaped the way surfing has evolved on the Sunshine Coast.
The Events Centre Caloundra will house the classic display of boards and memorabilia from 15 January to 5 February 2014 that will resound with past legends through to young surfers of today.
The exhibition will include classic surfboards, films, displays on surf legends, Ma and Pa Bendall Surf Contest History, surfing memorabilia as well as local club displays.
Surf culture includes the boards, people, language, fashion and lifestyle surrounding the sport of surfing in the region. The surfboard is synonymous with the beach lifestyle along with the many iconic names of champions and board makers from the Sunshine Coast.
Display Coordinator – Don Smith said ”When the call went out for display items, surfers came out of the waves and woodwork with offerings of boards, stories and classic items that have been a precious part of their lives. The Sunshine Coast has community of collectors that have held on to their proud past and are keen to showcase share their bounty”
There has been an enthusiastic response to source and provide memorabilia however, unique and classic display items are still coming forward.
Some of the boards include the original wooden planks, twin fins, swallow tails, retro and those of current champions that map the evolution of size, style and shape of boards as well as the stories that go with them.
The Events Centre project will coincide with other local initiatives including the Caloundra Regional Gallery Sons of Beaches ’72 Exhibition and Caloundra Library display of surfing related books/resources with a foyer display of Ma & Pa Bendall heritage items.
Surfing the Decades
Venue: The Events Centre, Caloundra
Date: 15 January – 5 February 2014
Time: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm - Gold Coin Donation (Excluding Saturdays and Sundays)
The Events Centre, Caloundra
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