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2.3m bronze statue of a surfer commemorates the origins of surfing in Western Australia.

Location

Address:Yallingup Beach Road, Yallingup, 6282
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.638942
Long: 115.025336
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport
Monument Designer:Cerys Allerton
Monument Manufacturer:Coates and Wood Foundry (Melbourne)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 2nd December, 2011
Front Inscription

 THIS SCULPTURE IS TO RECOGNIZE THE ORIGINS OF SURFING IN W.A.

Yallingup, the Wardandi Aboriginal meaning of place of love, is where surfing began in the early 1950's.

The love of the ocean attracted a small band of pioneer surfers from Perth to challenge the much larger waves Yallingup offered.

It was from those humble beginnings at yallinguip that the sport of surfing in W.A. grew and evolved to what it has become today.

Sculpture by Cerys Allerton
Board designed & shaped by Mark Ogram

Unveiled by
The Hon Barry House MLC for the South West Region
President of the Legislative Council
2nd December 2011

Source: MA
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