The team


Kevin Cook (Chairman)

‘Cookie’ made his first surfboard whilst at school in 1968, and has been surfing ever since. He was a teacher of PE, Languages and ICT for over 30 years at Ilfracombe Arts College (Ilfracombe Academy).

Kevin has played a big part in lifesaving at a national level, and at his home beach of Woolacombe in North Devon. He developed & monitored the surf coaching scheme at the former British Surfing Association and is now involved in its replacement Surfing GB.

He feels particularly proud to have been in the middle of the North Devon surfing scene when board development was at its peak in the 1970s & 80s. As a Trustee, Cookie plans to bring some “ancient background knowledge” to the Museum of British Surfing as it moves into an exciting new phase.

Eric Davies

Eric is a well-known, and well-respected surfer, skier and snowboarder. Living and surfing in North Devon, Eric has a strong track record in competitive longboard surfing. A former lifeguard, ski instructor and representative for Salomon, Eric is currently an ambassador for “Old Guys Rule”.



We are always interested in hearing from people who would like to offer their time, skills and knowledge to help with the development of the Museum of British Surfing.

Current volunteers include: Steve Mold;  Annette Dutton; Jeff Witts; Martin “Masher” Ward; Charlie Spurr; Annie Cook; Janet Mold; Sheila Webb; Annie Davies

We are very pleased to have received expert advice and input from Tony Cope, Alex Williams, Henry Marfleet and Graham Looker who have all given significant help in the cataloguing of our collection.


Peter Robinson

Pete Robinson is the founder of the Museum of British Surfing, and an award-winning former ITV news reporter & senior manager for the national television broadcaster.

With a passion for investigation and surfing history he has uncovered remarkable evidence of Britain’s love affair with surfing dating back as far as 1769.

He donated his massive surf heritage collection to the charity in 2011, “as a gift for future generations to enjoy”.

Pete began researching British surfing history in 1997 and operated the surfing museum’s touring exhibitions from 2003. He established the Museum of British Surfing as a Registered Charity in 2009, with a strong environmental and educational focus, and finally opened the doors to its first permanent home in Braunton, North Devon in April 2012 after a 3 year fundraising campaign.



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