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


Address:Yallingup Beach Road, Yallingup, 6282
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.638942
Long: 115.025336
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Designer:Mark Ogram
Artist:Cerys Allerton
Monument Manufacturer:Coates and Wood Foundry (Melbourne, VIC)


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 1950s.

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 Yallingup 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
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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