Museum of Water

Reading the Waves

A conversation between a surfer, the waves and you.

Cove (Cottesloe Reef)

Tickets Free Event

  • Free


A conversation between a surfer, the waves and you.

Join some of Perth’s local frothers, David Brophy, Elise Reitze and Patrick Watersmith, for a one-on-one surf experience as they guide you around the line-up of one of Cottesloe’s most protected ecosystems and iconic surf spots – letting you in on the local knowledge of keyholes, bubbles and take-offs.

Free, registrations required

Location Map

Bring your own surf gear or let us know if you require a board, wetsuit and reef shoes.

Sessions every 30 minutes.

Reading the Waves is part of a series of events celebrating Museum of Water, a mobile collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories accumulating over two years in different sites across WA. Museum of Water is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it.

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Photo: Sarah Rowbottam

Dates, Times & Access

Cove (Cottesloe Reef)


Accessibility: Please note to access this area you are required to walk down steep steps and onto a reef surface. If you have accessibility questions, please contact us.


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Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian