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The Daly Head National Surfing Reserve recognises the significance of Daly Head to South Australian surfing culture.

The Daly Head National Surfing Reserve is the first along Australia's southern coastline and was dedicated on 12 January 2013. Achieving National Surfing Reserve (NSR) status ensures that Daly Head has recognition as an iconic world class surfing location.

It is one of only 21 National Surfing Reserves, and currently the only one between Killalea (The Farm) on the New South Wales south coast, and Margaret River in Western Australia's south-west.

The Formby Bay Environmental Action Group and the local surfing community were instrumental in gaining National Surfing reserve status for Daly Head; all are volunteers with a passion for seeing Daly Head preserved for future generations.


Address:Daly Head Road, White Hut, 5575
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.030696
Long: 136.937017
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Natural Feature
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th January, 2013
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Plaque :

Daly Head National Surfing Reserve

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Graadija      Marni      Yuungu      Kaltitia

1962 - 2012

Recognising the historical and future significance of Daly Head to South Australian surfing culture

Dedicated on 12th January 2013  

We acknowledge the Narungga People as the traditional owners of the Waluri (Daly Head) area.

Nominated by the Yorke Peninsula Surfing Community

Andrew Short OAM          National Surfing Reserves
Hon. Paul Caica               Minister for Enviroment, S. A.
Mayor Ray Agnew OAM  District Council of Yorke Peninsula


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au