We believe the handmade hand painted hand crafted boards ooze energy from their makers and ALL the fun they have provided to their riders. It’s pretty special when you think about it!

If only boards could talk…

We are a privately owned and operated museum with no government funding. As such please be patient with us regarding open times and displays but please also come in anytime escort yourself around when we are open and enjoy the stoke.

Just please be mindful of our team riders who use the space for their businesses.

Lastly we’d  love you to tag us on social media, buy a coffee and have a walk around. Hey if you like what we’re trying to do you can even donate to our ‘restore a board campaigns’ or donate that old board in your back shed?

Finally if you got something out of this site or a personal visit to us please let us know. Just promise to enjoy!

The Boarding Office Surf Museum

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2 is better than 1, eventually! In the early 70’s (the Twin fin mark) seemingly inspired by San Diego’s Steve Lis and his Fish design failed to stick in mainstream…

Simon Anderson

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Australian National Museum Torquay on the weekend of Bells, Simon is Reunited with his Rip Curl Bells 1981 big day Thruster 6’6 which he will reproduce for an upcoming project.…

Kai Lenny

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Kai Lenny, perhaps the highest profile all-round (plus talented) ocean waterman on the planet right now. He famously and amazingly rode 4 craft in 1 Day at 25ft Jaws (paddle…

Blue Hawaii Twinzer 6’2”

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One of the very special parts of this trip was returning a board home! A Blue Hawaii Twinzer 6’2” x 18 1/4” x 2 5/8” shaped by Randy Sleigh, RIP.…

9’0 Tuflite Thruster Log

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A day for sliding at Kammies with weather straight from tropical heaven. 9’0 Tuflite thruster log designed by good friend and King of 'Aloha' Randy Rarick under the Bear Surfboards…

90’s Brother’s Nielsen “Baby”

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‘Nobody keeps Baby in the corner’ 💃 A Brother's Neilsen model Board who like me were a victim of the savage GFC, so I had to get her wet again.…

7’2 Bushman

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Yesterday surf’s pumping at home 😳 and small here on the North Shore 🙄. So trips don’t always go to plan, but yesterday still had a couple of great surfs 🏄 🏄,…

Trackers and Pocket Rockets

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Trackers and Pocket Rockets had streamlined bodies and speedy shapes which very quickly replaced their V bottomed pioneers. To me they are perhaps the true meeting point of the short…

Single Fin

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Throw out your Thrusters and get on an old single fin. This old girl joined us a over a year ago and she’s been in my garage quiver rack waiting…

Joel Parkinson Hawaiian Gun

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Check out the tail profile on this Joel Parkinson Hawaiian 🌺 gun circa age 14 😳. A generous gift from great mate Al Hing to help us get The Boarding…

Byrne Thruster

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Garage sale 101. While a notable Byrne Thruster by the hands of Terry Cooper even with a Tom Carrol inspired ‘double’ signature sash this wouldn’t get many excited in its…

Gordon Woods V-Bottom

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Gordon Woods 8’0 V-Bottom 92.77 made for such a limited time these creatures are as rare as they are difficult to ride (well for this Kook anyway). Credited as the…

Australian Surfing Innovation

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Australian Surfing Innovation ran a big race in the mid 60 to 70’s both in and out of the water 🌊 The relationship of these 3 gents receives much attention…

Anzac Day Surfboards

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Lest we forget Anzac Day photo ... remembering the time Aussie surfboards went to war to help with the mental side of war, Vung Tau, Vietnam, October 1967. Sapper (rank…

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