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“Fantastic collection”
Review of Surf World

Surf World
Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic collection”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

This museum is fantastic, it has such a great collection of surfing memorabilia. Some interesting surf boards and apparel from days gone by. A must see inTorquay

Visited March 2014
2 Thank LalaTib
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
51 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Best Beach in Torquay”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Torquay Surf Beach is also known as ‘back beach’ by the locals. Historically this is one of the places where surfing took shape in the 1950′s. Great waves roll into shore for body-boarding, or paddle further out for the surf waves.

Lots of free parking either along The Esplanade or drive down Surf Beach Drive. Follow the wooden walkway over Spring Creek where the locals do some fishing. Walk further along the nature footpath up into the hill on the west side for spectacular views east over Back Beach or west out towards Jan Juc Beach.

The sand at Back Beach is soft and clean, with some shade possible if you position yourself under the western cliff face. The beach gets really full in summer, so plan to arrive by 11am. The kids have a great time wither playing in the surf or climbing over the rock formations in the water.

Visited February 2014
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Cabarita Beach, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Forced myself to watch the movie - seriously worth it! I suppose an older sutfer would be in "cool" heaven, I was just cold (do you guys have heaters?!) The gift shop was good - lots of reading here - don't forget your specs!!

Visited May 2013
2 Thank cheezeburger2013
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Durham, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
403 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Best museum ever!!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

By accident we found the surf world museum. It is located in the visitors information centre. I was very excited to visit the museum and it is awesome! Very colourful and clean museum. With lots of history and new stuff. Obviously the great 'bell' prize. Lots of surfboard: from one of the firsts to the newest ones. It's not very big though but still you can spend a few hours there wandering around. Really a must see if you are into surf or visiting Torquay! Loved it!

Visited June 2013
4 Thank Kaat88
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