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Happy New Year!

added to the website on Dec 30, 2015

Closed until Easter 2016! We are now putting together a new exhibition for 2016 – thanks for your support!

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Cribbar Surf Heritage Project

added to the website on Nov 06, 2015

Cribbar Surf Heritage Project launches crowdfunding campaign Newquay has been the commercial and cultural centre of UK surfing since 1965, when the country’s first surfboard factory – Bilbo Surfboards – and two retail outlets opened in the town. The sport took off, and Newquay has never looked back. 1965 was also the year that a ……»

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North Devon Christmas Market – Friday 4th December

added to the website on Nov 05, 2015

On Friday 4th December Caen Street Car Park will be full of festive fun as shops, charities and local organisations set out their Christmas stalls. The Museum of British Surfing will be open for surf-style shopping joined by Caen Caterpillars and their Christmas grotto and Braunton Youth Club – all hoping to help make your ……»

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Vintage Surfboard Auction – September 2015

added to the website on Nov 05, 2015

Hundreds of vintage surfboard collectors and enthusiasts flocked to the Museum of British Surfing in North Devon at the end of September for the annual meeting, and GB`s first-ever vintage surf auction. Great weather, masses of boards on show, hot food & drinks on sale – all good !  There were 20 lots in the auction ……»

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Vintage Surfboard Meet September 2015

added to the website on Nov 04, 2015

Vintage Surfboard Meeting & Auction, 27th September 2015 Hundreds of vintage surfboard collectors and enthusiasts flocked to the Museum of British Surfing in North Devon at the end of September for the annual meeting, and GB`s first-ever vintage surf auction. Great weather, masses of boards on show, hot food & drinks on sale – all good ……»

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Cornish brewery films big wave star at surf museum

added to the website on Apr 22, 2015

British big wave star Andrew Cotton is taking part in a new campaign by Sharp’s Brewery from Rock in Cornwall called, “there’s an adventure brewing“. The film crew were at the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton today – in Cotty’s home community of North Devon – to make the latest section of the advert, ……»

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Celebrating 125 years of surfing in Britain

added to the website on Apr 14, 2015

The Museum of British Surfing is celebrating the 125th anniversary this year of the earliest recording surfing in the UK with a major exhibition at its base in Braunton, North Devon. The British surfing pioneers display runs through to the end of 2015, and you can expect to see other unique cultural events throughout the ……»

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What’s on this May Bank Holiday

added to the website on Apr 01, 2015

If you’re in North Devon this May bank holiday weekend, make sure you drop-in on the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton to soak up 125 years of UK surf culture! With the surf forecast looking flat Friday & Saturday, then south-westerly onshores for Sunday and Monday we have the perfect place for you to ……»

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Easter holidays & 2015 opening at the Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on Mar 23, 2015

The Museum of British Surfing is back with full-time opening from the start of the school Easter holidays in North Devon on Saturday March 28th 2015 – and we have a new display room open, a sale in our gift shop and of course great childrens activities (plus kids go free)! This year we’re celebrating ……»

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East coast surfing legend leaves legacy for museum

added to the website on Mar 06, 2015

The family of the East coast surfing pioneer Neil Watson have made a legacy donation in his memory to the Museum of British Surfing charity. Neil, from Lowestoft in Suffolk, was a surfer and pioneering photojournalist who championed the waves of East Anglia and produced the seminal 1970s publication ‘Ripple’. He passed away suddenly on ……»

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Surfing museum open for half term holidays

added to the website on Feb 10, 2015

This February school half term make sure you drop-in to the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton and check out our fabulous exhibition The First Wave – all about British surfing pioneers. It marks the start of our celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the earliest recorded surfing in the UK – when two Hawaiian ……»

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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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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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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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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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