HEN @The National Australian Surfing Museum – Australia’s Surfing History

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HEN @The National Australian Surfing Museum – Australia’s Surfing History


Date(s) - 24/02/2022
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm



How surfing has grown to become Australia’s most popular pastimes, as well as a major professional sport, an industry & a lifestyle choice – is a multitude of diverse stories that include elements from different sciences to geography, geology, weather & climate, commerce & economics, spirituality, health, fitness, psychology, arts & media.

Gary Dunne rode waves as a pre-teen in the late 1960s and his passion for surfing helped allow surfing as an “official school sport” at his high school in 1978 – the world’s first school to have such a program!

He worked as a journalist in the early 80s and ghost-wrote in a weekly column for the Daily Telegraph with four times world champion Mark Richards. He has also worked as an editor for the Australia’s longest running monthly surf magazine – Tracks. 

Thereafter, he has worked closely and surfed with world champions Pam Burridge, Tom Curren, Damien Hardman, Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore and Tyler Wright. 

He now works as the Projects and Tours Officer at The Australian Surfing Museum where he gets to research and talk surfing five days a week with people from all over the world!

Join Gary Dunne from The Australian National Surfing Museum as he shares in-depth stories about key events & people who have shaped Australia’s surfing history. You will also have the opportunity to get your surfing questions answered!

24 Feb 2022, 12 Noon – 1:15 PM


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