The governing body for surfing in Australia was founded in 1963, as the Australian Surfriders Association. The official launch of Surfing Australia's 50th year anniversary will be held on 21st November, at the Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club, in Sydney.
"Surfing Australia has made such a great contribution to Australia's sporting fabric and has produced so many great surfing champions – so this new coin is well-deserved recognition of Surfing Australia's achievements," said Wayne Swan, Deputy Prime Minister, who opened the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre, in Casuarina, in June.
The uncirculated coins are each packaged with their own unique surfboard shaped coin holder. The holder features an image of five-time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore.