Surfer in a tube, with Lord Howe Island in the background

Surfing photos wanted

Surfing has been a popular sport on the island for many years. We want your photos, so we can record the history of surfing on Lord Howe Island.

Surfing has been a popular sport on the island for many years now. There are many “elder” surfers who were shooting the waves decades ago; and many young islanders are learning each year.

The museum has very few photographs of surfers, and we are keen to receive any surfing photographs you may have, for archiving in the museum photo collection.

If you have any prints you can give them to Bonk, or drop them into the museum desk and we can scan them and return to you. Digital photographs can be emailed to Anna Thompson or the museum curator. 

When sufficient photographs are assembled we will hold a photo exhibition showing the history of surfing on the island.

Most of the photographs shown below are from the 1970s – and pretty good action to be caught with the old film cameras of the day.


The Best Surf Breaks on Lord Howe Island.
Lord Howe Island Australia website

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