North Devon surfing pioneers

News: First wave of surfers drop-in on pioneers exhibition

added to the website on Jul 01, 2014

North Devon’s first wave of 1960s surfers were reunited at the Museum of British Surfing on Sunday. The photo shows (left to right) Paul Latham, Peter Sandy and Alan Kift who were among the first to ride the ‘new’ fibreglass surfboards on the area’s beaches in the early 1960s; 50 years later they met to ……»

News: UK Vintage Surf Meet draws crowds

added to the website on Sep 13, 2013

Hundreds of people descended on Braunton for the second annual Vintage Surf Meet on September 1st. The charity event attracted surfers from across the country who came to display their old surfboards outside the Museum of British Surfing and enjoy the Sixties SURFER! exhibition that’s running through until the end of the year. Most of ……»

News: ’60s shaper is first visitor to Sixties SURFER!

added to the website on Mar 29, 2013

North Devon’s earliest surfboard shaper Bob Powers was the first visitor to the Museum of British Surfing’s new Sixties SURFER! exhibition that opened today. He’s pictured here with his personal board that’s on display along with a slideshow of his photos. Bob also became the first person to be photographed for our special gallery of ……»

News: Surfing legends, classic surfboards at Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on Sep 17, 2012

Hundreds of people from across the UK enjoyed the first Vintage Surf Meet at the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton on Sunday. Star attraction was the visit of legendary Californian shaper from the 1950s & 60s, Bing Copeland, pictured here with a line-up of local North Devon surfing pioneers. The evening before Bing attended ……»