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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 ……»


Prince George gets first surfboard

News: Prince George gets his first surfboard!

added to the website on Apr 19, 2014

During their royal visit down under the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge were given a surfboard as a gift for their baby son Prince George. The Bennett Surfboard with special artwork commissioned by the local council and valued at $2,200 Australian dollars was presented by the Mayor of Manly Jean Hay who said; “They were ……»


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News: Now we are three! Museum launches discount prices for 2014

added to the website on Feb 25, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing is celebrating opening for its third year in Braunton, North Devon, with a third new major surf history exhibition – and a revamped price structure for visitors giving even better value for money. From April 2014 when you buy a full price adult or concession ticket you can get in ……»


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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: BBC History team make surf heritage documentary

added to the website on Dec 18, 2013

Dr Sam Willis from the BBC’s History unit visited the Museum of British Surfing earlier this year to make a short documentary about UK surf heritage. Sam also donated a rare and beautifully decorated Cornish wooden bellyboard dating from the early 1900s. Watch his interview with surf museum founder Peter Robinson for the BBC History ……»


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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 ……»


Volunteering

News: Volunteer opportunities at the Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on Jan 22, 2013

The Museum of British Surfing needs your help – we’re looking for enthusiastic individuals, preferably with a keen interest in surfing, to join the established volunteer programme at this award-winning and vibrant heritage attraction in North Devon. We opened to the public again with our new exhibition ‘Sixties SURFER!’ on March 28th, 2013. Whether you’re ……»


Antiques Road Trip

News: Museum of British Surfing on BBC antiques programme

added to the website on Oct 08, 2012

The Museum of British Surfing has been filmed for the popular BBC2 TV programme Antiques Road Trip – it will be shown today, October 8th 2012 at 5.15pm on both BBC2 and BBC HD. Presenter Charles Hanson and the crew visited the museum earlier in the year to film their report. The programme feature Charles ……»


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News: School visits the Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on Sep 28, 2012

More than sixty pupils from Kingsacre Primary School in Braunton visited the Museum of British Surfing for the first time today. The youngsters from years 3 and 4 were carrying out special class projects looking at surfing history, art and the environment – the museum has a section devoted to our local area and tackling ……»


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News: The First Wave – recording British surfing history

added to the website on Jul 28, 2012

The Museum of British Surfing is partnering a new Heritage Lottery funded project ‘The First Wave‘, that will film and record personal stories about the history of surfing in Britain It was launched in Cornwall by longboard champion Ben Skinner at his old secondary school, where he was encouraging students to embrace surfing and its ……»


Terry Veitch

News: Surf club founder Terry Veitch – a Croyde original

added to the website on Jul 14, 2012

One of the founders of Croyde Surf Club Terry Veitch visited the Museum of British Surfing with longboard maestro Eric Davies this week to check out the original club t-shirt that he & his wife Liz donated. It is part of our display on local surfing history & environment, part funded by North Devon Areas ……»


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News: BBC’s One Show film at the surfing museum

added to the website on Jul 13, 2012

TV presenter & historian Dan Snow headed up the team from the BBC’s prime-time TV programme the ‘One Show‘, filming a feature on the Museum of British Surfing & UK surf history today. They filmed an interview with surf museum founder Pete Robinson, focusing on the original first edition of Captain James Cook’s journals from ……»


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News: Museum of British Surfing VIP launch party

added to the website on Apr 19, 2012


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News: Hawaiian royals surf Bridlington – in 1890!

added to the website on Apr 09, 2012

A letter discovered deep in the archives of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu describes how two Hawaiian princes – and their English guardian – went surfing in Britain in September 1890. But this earliest record of UK surfing didn’t happen in sport’s meccas of Newquay or Croyde, it took place in the east Yorkshire resort ……»


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News: A royal sport – Edward’s 1920s surfari

added to the website on Apr 04, 2012

As the Museum of British Surfing prepares for opening on Good Friday, we have released newly discovered pictures from our archive have to the world’s media showing Edward Windsor, the Prince of Wales, surfing in Hawaii in 1920 – the only know action photos of the young royal riding the waves, and the earliest pictures ……»


A private view

News: A private view

added to the website on Oct 09, 2010

We’re working flat out at the moment putting together the design & build contracts for our new exhibition & event space at The Yard in Braunton, finalising all the legal stuff and getting stuck in to some serious fundraising to add to our existing Leader 4 grant. So while we’re bashing away at the laptop ……»


Uncovering the past; building the future

News: Uncovering the past; building the future

added to the website on Jul 09, 2010

Britain’s surfing history always continues to delight and surprise – just check out the two photos from our archives with this story of surfers in the mid 1920s. In a snapshot it shows how much has changed over the last century, but again how little. You can tell they’re stoked to be surfers, proud of ……»