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rare transitional era collectable classic surfboard

Vintage surfboard auction raising funds for museum

added to the website on Jan 25, 2015

This is the big one, and what a story! This original 1967 Tiki surfboard was originally donated by its shaper, and Tiki co-founder, Tim Heyland as a prize for the Museum of British Surfing’s 2014 surf heritage raffle – then in an amazing act of generosity, Mat Bailey who won this rare old beauty following ……»

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Joanne Bennett Ellie Miller surf heritage raffle

Happy New Year for raffle prize winner!

added to the website on Jan 09, 2015

It could hardly be a better start to 2015 for Joanne Bennett from Cornwall, who travelled up to the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton to collect the £1,000 longboard she won as first prize in our first ever annual surf heritage raffle! Joanne runs Slynk Wetsuits and is a keen longboarder, so we know ……»

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2014 surf heritage raffle

Merry Christmas for raffle prize winners!

added to the website on Dec 22, 2014

It’s going to be a very Merry Christmas for ten lucky people who won prizes in our first annual Surf Heritage Raffle, that raised more than £1,600 to support the work of the Museum of British Surfing – a huge THANK YOU to everyone that bought tickets! We’d also like to thank our wonderful prize ……»

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Students from Brazil visit surfing museum

added to the website on Dec 11, 2014

Students from various parts of Brazil paid a special visit to the Museum of British Surfing in North Devon this week as part of an international education programme. The young people are being hosted for an 11-week period by Exeter College to learn about travel, tourism & leisure here in the UK. The group were ……»

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Christmas shopping at the Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on Nov 26, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing gift shop is all ready for Christmas, with a host of goodies making it the perfect place to pick up a unique present for the surfer in your life. Most of the items we sell aren’t available anywhere else – and all proceeds support our work as the national charity ……»

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Cornwall College surfing heritage

Surf science students visit Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on Nov 05, 2014

Students and lecturers from Cornwall College in Newquay enjoyed a visit to the Museum of British Surfing yesterday as part of their Surf Science foundation degree. 23 students and lecturers spent two hours touring the museum and checking out its current exhibition The First Wave, which is about British surfing pioneers.  They also had a ……»

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Olympian and big wave surfer visit surfing museum

added to the website on Oct 25, 2014

Olympic snowboarder Jenny Jones visited the Museum of British to interview leading big wave surfer Andrew Cotton for her new extreme sports programme on BBC Radio 5 Live. Jenny became the first Briton to win a medal in a snow event when she picked up bronze in the slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in ……»

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Surfer reunited with surfboard & shaper after 45 years!

added to the website on Oct 10, 2014

It has been around 45 years, but today surfer Ron Stuart has been reunited with his original surfboard – thanks to a special event at the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton. Ron Stuart, who is 87 next month, had the board made for him by John Taylor from Bristol in 1968. Taylor used to ……»

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2014 surf heritage charity raffle

Take part in the Museum of British Surfing annual raffle

added to the website on Sep 26, 2014

You can take part in our first-ever annual ‘surf heritage charity raffle’, aiming to raise £5,000 to support our work at the Museum of British Surfing celebrating & sharing our amazing surf culture. The top prize is a fabulous one-off Miller Surfboards ‘Styler’ longboard worth £1,000, hand shaped here in North Devon by Ellie Miller ……»

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Surf swap meet success!

added to the website on Sep 24, 2014

The third annual Surf Swap Meet at the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton was the most successful yet, as people travelled from as far away as Kent, West Cornwall, Plymouth and many points between to be there. More than 100 vintage British surfboards were on display dating back as far as the 1930s, and ……»

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Big Wednesdays charity surf film nights

Big Wednesdays – charity film premieres this Autumn & Winter

added to the website on Sep 18, 2014

Join us for Big Wednesdays – a series of monthly surf film premieres this winter here in North Devon this Autumn & Winter! Once again we’re teaming up with The Thatch pub in Croyde & their legendary movie room, with the big screen & pumping sound system provided by Chris Burrows from the world famous ……»

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Surfing museum volunteers’ celebration party

added to the website on Sep 11, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing held its annual volunteers celebration party, thanking them for giving the Braunton-based charity more than 1,000 hours of their time over the last year. Pub landlord & landlady Bryan & Carol Godwin generously donated a meal for the whole team and their partners at The Black Horse in Church Street, ……»

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August Bank Holiday at the Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on Aug 21, 2014

If you’re visiting the West Country this August Bank Holiday weekend, there’s always lots for all the family to see and do at the Museum of British Surfing at Braunton in North Devon. Our new exhibition for 2014 is in full swing – ‘The First Wave’ is all about British surfing pioneers telling you their ……»

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New Braunton Skate Bowl planned by surfing museum

Braunton Skate Bowl redevelopment plan launched

added to the website on Aug 12, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing has unveiled plans to redevelop Braunton Skate Bowl & transform it into a top class facility. The ambitious project was given provisional approval by landlords Braunton Parish Council at a meeting last night – the next stage is to apply for formal planning permission and to find grants & other ……»

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original wooden surfboards donated

Veteran surfer donates her original surfboards

added to the website on Aug 09, 2014

Pamela Gott caught her first wave at Saunton in North Devon as a young woman in 1945, now 69 years later she has donated her original wooden surfboards to the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton. She came to visit our acclaimed 2014 exhibition about British surfing pioneers – ‘The First Wave‘. Pamela’s boards are ……»

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Bill Bailey surfboard and Hilder family

Surf history stokes the generations

added to the website on Jul 29, 2014

The son & grandchildren of a man who donated a rare 1960s surfboard to the Museum of British Surfing had a surprising reunion with it yesterday afternoon. Jonathan Hilder used to ride the board as a kid in the 1970s, but didn’t recognise his dad Frank’s ‘Bill Bailey Malibu Surf-Board’ as it used to be ……»

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things to do north devon summer 2014

A great place to visit for surfers from novice to expert

added to the website on Jul 21, 2014

If you’re looking for things to do during your summer holiday in North Devon, make sure you follow Gabe Davies’ example and visit the Museum of British Surfing’s acclaimed surfing pioneers exhibition! Gabe (pictured) is seen here with his specialist big wave ‘tow-in’ surfboard that he donated to the museum collection. He used the board ……»

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cultural heritage apprentice

Cultural heritage apprentice vacancy at the surfing museum

added to the website on Jul 19, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing is creating a fantastic opportunity for young people interested in working in the museums & heritage sector with a new apprenticeship post. This new position will give real hands-on experience and an industry recognised qualification to the successful applicant, working towards a Cultural and Heritage Venue Operations Apprenticeship with our ……»

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surf lesson and museum visit - savings package

Book surfing lessons in North Devon & get surf museum visit!

added to the website on Jul 09, 2014

If you’re learning to surf in North Devon, you can now combine your lesson with a visit to the Museum of British Surfing so that you can find out more about our rich culture and heritage, thanks to the team at Walking on Waves – and it will save you money! Simply click here & ……»

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catalogue work starts

Work starts to catalogue Museum of British Surfing collection

added to the website on Jul 02, 2014

Work has started to catalogue the Museum of British Surfing’s massive collection, as part of the programme to achieve Arts Council England accreditation. In the photo with this post, museum volunteer Pauline D’Rane can been seen completing the first ‘object entry form’ with founder Peter Robinson. The first item recorded is a surfboard shaped for ……»

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