Legends Surf Museum Now Open In Byron Bay
In celebration of surf legend Scott Dillon, Mojosurf is excited to announce that Legends Surf Museum is now open. A priceless collection of over 30 years of surf nostalgia, culture and effort including surfboards in every shape and size imaginable from all over the world. Featuring legendary shapers Scott Dillon, Gerry Lopez, Donald Takayama, Mark Richards, Bob McTavish, Robert August and many more. It will be a place to share surfing, its history and stories.
The Legends Surf Museum is a testament to Australian surfing icon Scott Dillon (19 August 1928 – 12 December 2018) and his passion for surfing history. In 2014 Dillon was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame as one of the original six legends of the Australian surfing industry. Dillon had a number of achievements under his belt such as representing Australia at each Oahu surf championship from 1963 to 1975, being the first to surf Bare Island Bombora (Botany Bay, Sydney) in 1952 as well as featuring numerous times in Australian longboard surf movies beginning in 1961.
Dillon passed his collection to long term friend Nat Folkes, founder of Mojosurf, with the aspiration of sharing his collection with like-minded individuals with a passion for the history of surfing and the evolution of the surfboard.
“It all started with a conversation with avid vintage surfboard collector, Scott Dillon and his daughter Lindy Dillon. Scott always wanted to share the history with the world and he had embarked on this journey with the original creation of Legends Surf Museum on the Coffs Coast in his shaping shed. For me, this is an opportunity to showcase not only a good friend’s collection but also provide a platform for others to tell their story and connect.” Nat Folkes
“It’s really going to be a celebration of surfing and stories of years gone by. It’s a real collaboration of great people, great local brands, global surfing and Byron history, surf equipment, as wild and wonderful as it is. It’s about the accessibility to becoming a surfer and the interpretation of the freedom, journey and adventure of that interpretation.” Nat Folkes
The museum is open 7 days a week 9-5pm in town at 6/4 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481 next to The Loft and opposite The Beach Hotel. The museum is filtered through long term surf shop operator ‘The Dog Father’ (also known as Bert) at Wreck Surf, in collaboration with Mojosurf.
Showcasing everything from surf gear, beach hire, surf holidays with Wave Of The Day and Mojosurf to memorabilia, classic vintage and modern surfboard sales. Mojosurf school will be based at this location for anybody keen to learn to surf or get some feedback on their surfing and ways to improve their experience and lifestyle.