LEARN TO SURF LIKE A PRO
Surf School locations around WA
Whether you or your kids are complete beginners or more advanced surfers, looking to progress your skills in the surf, there are more than 20 affiliated Surf Schools around the state that specialise in group and private surf lessons for kids as young as 5 years old through to adults. Click here to find the closest one to your destination these holidays.
THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SURFING
WA Museum Boola Bardip
The WA Museum is always a fun outing for the kids, but they have a couple of surf specific exhibitions in the museum which we think they will love! Located on Level 3 in the ‘Connections Gallery’, look out for an artwork titled ‘Bathymetry #2’, created by surfer and artist Damon Hurst. There are 4 linked elements that all work together to represent the art and science of surfing, focused specifically on The Cow Bombie, which is located around 3km offshore west of Gracetown. A console, which forms part of the artwork, also includes an interactive game for kids, titled, “Create Your Own Perfect Wave”.
Another artwork by Damon Hurst, installed in the museum’s ‘Innovations Gallery’, titled ‘Greg Laurenson; master surfboard shaper’, features an interactive digital screen display and cabinet containing tools and templates which were all used by Greg (RIP) to handshape 1000’s of surfboards in WA.
The WA Museum is open daily 9.30am – 5pm, with free entry for kids 15 and under.
DISCOVER WA’S RICH SURF HISTORY
Surf Gallery, Yallingup
With over 500 items on display, including surfboards, from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, through to the modern era, the WA Surf Gallery at Aravina Estate near Yallingup, is the perfect place for surf enthusiasts to hang out for an afternoon.
Created in late 2017, as a joint venture between Surfing WA and Aravina Estate, the gallery also features historic photographs, trophies and memorabilia dating back to pre-1950, that help weave the story of Western Australia’s rich surf history.
The Surf Gallery is open between 11am and 5pm daily, and entry is free.
EXPERIENCE THE FUSION OF ART AND WINE
Russell Ord Gallery
The newly opened Russell Ord Gallery at Edwards Wines is located in the picturesque Margaret River wine region. The gallery features a rotating selection of Ord’s surf and ocean images. There are also limited-edition photographic artworks, including some of his most iconic images of big wave surfing, as well as books, apparel and new works that showcase the region’s natural beauty and talented contributing artists. Open 11am– 4pm daily.
GET AMONGST IT
24th Lavan Whalebone Longboard Classic, Cottesloe
Make your way to Isolated Reef, Cottesloe this weekend to see some of the best big board surfers compete in the 24th Lavan Whalebone Longboard Classic.
The competition has grown to be one of WA’s most iconic longboard events and is expected to attract an elite field of over 100 longboarders from near and far.
The three-day festival also features an impressive social calendar of events and activities for people to get involved with, as well as onsite catering, surf stalls, live music, surfboard raffles and much more!
The 24th Lavan Whalebone Longboard Classic runs from this Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9.
2023 Woolworths WA Junior Surfing Titles, Geraldton
If you are in the north west these holidays, be sure to check out the next generation of rising stars taking part in the 2023 Woolworths WA Junior Surfing Titles in Geraldton.
The competition will be held over 3-days, between Friday July 14 and Sunday July 16.
Groms from all over WA will be taking part in the three-day event, battling it out across eight divisions in the fight to become State Champions.