Grassroots to Glory exhibition

Aquatic Sports | 19 Apr-8 Sep | Landsborough Museum

From water skiing to surfing, to nippers and outrigging, the exhibition is a celebration of Sunshine Coast aquatic sports.

Enjoy memorabilia, photos and artefacts that showcase the region’s rich water sport heritage and hear from champions of local water sport as they recount their tales from the deep and the shallows.

The exhibition coincides with the 2024 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships (13-21 April), hosted on the Sunshine Coast. With over 6000 volunteer surf lifesavers from around the country expected to attend, “The Aussies” is the pinnacle event on the Australian surf lifesaving calendar.

Background: Beginning in 2024, the Grassroots to Glory annual exhibition and accompanying digital story focuses on local sporting history, in the lead up to the 2032 Olympics. Each year it features a specific area of sport, collecting objects and stories from across the Sunshine Coast region. From grassroots sporting events to professional competitions, social sport to elite athletes, every aspect of sport on the Sunshine Coast will be celebrated.

Landsborough MuseumFriday 19 April to Sunday 8 September 2024

Exhibition available to view during Landsborough Museum opening hours.


Aquaplaning on the Maroochy River, c 1930

Aquaplaning on the Maroochy River, c 1930