Surfing museum amped for 30 years

ANSM 30 year logo artwork by Jeff Raglus. (Supplied)

Torquay’s Australian National Surfing Museum (ANSM) celebrates 30 years with a new logo and displays.

ANSM’s birthday events will include Melbourne Design Week panel discussions and a Gems of the Collections event series while sporting a ‘Born in the Nineties’ logo design by Surf Coast’s Jeff Raglus.

The museum at 77 Beach Road will also have a new interactive Hall of Fame experience and reflections on contemporary surfing narratives like women in surfing and industry sustainability.

Surf Coast Shire deputy mayor Mike Bodsworth said the museum captured the stories of Australian Surfing and its champions, culture and characters through permanent and temporary exhibitions.

“Thirty years is a special milestone, and we look forward to some great exhibitions and experiences throughout 2024,” he said.

“Our ANSM is a national and international treasure, right here on our doorstep at the heart of Australia’s home of surfing.

“I recommend browsing its collections and wonderful stories which reflect the achievements, dramas, and highlights of Australia’s big surfing journey and capture the sport’s vivid culture.”

As the largest museum of its kind in the world, it is the only surfing museum recognised by the International Surfing Association and is home to the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame.

The ANSM documents Australia’s contribution to surfing worldwide and features many surfboards on display.

The museum was started by surfers Peter Troy, Vic Tantau and Alan Reid, with founding partners Surfing Australia, the then Geelong Regional Commission, Surf Coast Shire Council, Torquay’s surfing industry, and supporters.

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