Port Macquarie Surfing History Association Museum’s Favorite Site on Town Beach | Port Macquarie News


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A surf museum in Port Macquarie has taken another step forward with the opening of a pop-up information store on Horton Street. And, a privileged site for the museum has also been specified. Port Macquarie Surfing History Association president Alan Jeffrey said the main purpose of the pop-up was to provide information to the public about their projects. “Our aim is to give advice and information to the general public and to publicize our proposal for a surf museum,” he said. “The owners of the building have been very generous in providing us with this space, until they find a suitable tenant.” We don’t know how long we can stay here, “he said. “When people come We also provide them with information on our preferred site for our museum on Town Beach.” In the 12 months since the museum process began, Mr. Jeffrey said that a preferred site is now fine. in their planning. “We are still negotiating with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and Crown lands on the site,” he said. “We originally looked at a site at the north end of Town Beach. But due to environmental issues, we were told this site would not be possible. “Our ambition is now on a site closer to the amenities block at the end of Town Beach, near the parking lot.” We continue to work on this process to achieve this goal. Mr. Jeffrey said the preferred site was to the left of the main parking lot, behind the surf rescue tower. He said the museum would sit in the open space, tucked behind the embankment and blending into the environment. ”he added. The Surf Museum is said to be dedicated to Port Macquarie’s rich surfing history, which dates back over 100 years. It would house surfboards and memorabilia honoring the efforts of some of Port Macquarie’s early pioneering surfers and the surf industry at large. house collections and pieces of surfing history currently held by private collectors. Mr Jeffrey said some of the first visitors to walk through the doors of the pop-up were intrigued by Port Macquarie’s surfing history and also wanted information about the planned museum. As part of the fundraising for the museum, new and used retro t-shirts and posters relating to regional surfing competitions, caps and stickers are on sale. The pop-up store display will change at least once a month to refresh and give people another reason to visit. Along with Mr. Jeffrey, other surf legends to run the information pop-up store include Ken Williams, Keith McMullen, Steve O’Connor, Peter Hudson, Geoff Branch and Glenn Dick. Mr Jeffrey said he was happy to see Port Macquarie’s surfing traditions continue, especially at the highest levels, through the current crop of surfers, including Matt Banting. The Port Macquarie Surfing History Association pop-up information center is located at 113 Horton Street, Port Macquarie, next to Saltwater Wine. While you’re with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox from Port Macquarie News. To stay up to date with all the news, SUBSCRIBE HERE.



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