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News: British surfing pioneers; plus kids go free – Whitsun half term

added to the website on May 22, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing is open every day over the Whitsun school half term holiday, with great fun for all the family at the new British surfing pioneers exhibition -  ‘The First Wave – surfers & their stories‘. Plus kids aged 16 and under go free when accompanied by an adult! You can get ……»


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News: Surfer Andrew Cotton does Britain proud at International awards

added to the website on May 03, 2014

Britain’s leading big wave surfer Andrew Cotton narrowly missed out on the top prize at the Billabong XXL awards in California last night. Speaking to the Museum of British Surfing seconds after the results were announced, he said in typically stoic style: “Didn’t win! Gutted, but looking forward to riding an even bigger one in ……»


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News: British big wave surfer at global awards ceremony

added to the website on May 02, 2014

North Devon plumber & father of two Andrew Cotton will find out tonight (after 7.45pm PDT/04.00am BST) if he has set a new world record for the largest wave ever ridden, and won a 2014 Billabong XXL Big Wave Award for his achievements. Cotton aged 34 and from Braunton is in Los Angeles with his ……»


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News: Andrew Cotton flies to LA for global big wave awards

added to the website on Apr 20, 2014

Britain’s leading big wave surfer Andrew Cotton flies out to California on Richard Branson‘s Virgin Atlantic airline on April 28th for the annual Billabong XXL awards. The father-of-two from Devon could bring back a new world record for the UK, for the biggest wave ever ridden – estimated at around 80 feet at Nazare in ……»


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News: 10 years of British surfing history exhibitions

added to the website on Apr 06, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing in Braunton, North Devon is celebrating a decade of displaying its acclaimed surf heritage exhibitions in communities around the UK. In April 2004 the surfing museum unveiled its first display on Brighton beach, and now in 2014 has launched its new British surfing pioneers exhibition ‘The First Wave – surfers ……»


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News: The First Wave exhibition – new from April 5th 2014

added to the website on Mar 19, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing re-opens after its annual winter refit on Saturday April 5th 2014, with its third major new exhibition ‘The First Wave – surfers & their stories‘. This exciting new display has touch-screen units so that you can find out about British surfing history from those who were there, including interviews with ……»


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News: Devon surfer Andrew Cotton rides into record books

added to the website on Feb 04, 2014

It is proving to be a life-changing winter for North Devon surfer Andrew Cotton, as many people believe he has set a new world record for the biggest wave ever surfed during his latest session at Nazare in Portugal on Sunday. Cotty was already in contention for the record with a wave he rode at ……»


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News: Surfers ride historic storm waves

added to the website on Jan 08, 2014

A group of expert big wave surfers from around the world met on the west coast of Ireland to take on giant waves generated by the infamous Hercules storm. Among their ranks was Devon’s Andrew Cotton who rode one of the world’s biggest ever waves in Portugal at the end of last year. As the ……»


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News: British surfer rides potential world record wave

added to the website on Oct 31, 2013

Surfer Andrew Cotton, who performed the official opening of the Museum of British Surfing, has created history riding possibly the world’s biggest ever wave at around 80 feet at Nazare in Portugal. The North Devon man appeared on BBC2′s Newsnight last night, interviewed by Jeremy Paxman about his exploits. ‘Cotty’ was out in Nazare riding ……»


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News: British big wave rider’s starring role

added to the website on Dec 20, 2012

The special guest at our charity big wave film night was none other than one of the world’s finest – Andrew Cotton! The North Devon surfer features in the new movie premiered last night, the Zon North Canyon Show. A stunning documentary with Cotty and Hawaii’s Garrett McNamara riding giant waves at Nazare in Portugal ……»


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News: Surfing in North Devon – a Guardian Travel film

added to the website on May 30, 2012


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News: Museum of British Surfing launch party

added to the website on Apr 14, 2012

The Museum of British Surfing launch party saw legends of British surfing rubbing shoulders with current champions, grant funders and supporters from across the UK. More than 150 people attended the event, sponsored by Skinners’ Brewery and Finisterre clothing, which featured an exclusive performance from Cornish musician Neil Halstead. Representatives from the museum’s grant funders ……»


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News: Film night success

added to the website on Dec 16, 2011

The Museum of British Surfing’s first event in North Devon was a sell-out UK film premiere that raised £900 for the Charity. The big wave movie night was organised and run by volunteers, led by Tom Sharpe and supported by the local surfing community. More than 100 people packed out Croyde Village Hall last night, ……»