legacy donation surfing pioneer

News: 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 ……»


percy blandford surfing pioneer

News: 1960s surfing pioneer Percy Blandford passes away aged 101

added to the website on Jan 11, 2014

Percy Blandford, who enabled hundreds of British surfers to ride their first wave with his hollow wooden surfboard design, passed away yesterday at the grand age of 101. A naval architect from Newbold on Stour in Warwickshire, he is known and respected worldwide for his home-build boat and canoe designs. Around 1964 Percy hit upon ……»