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News: 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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News: Museum of British Surfing founder moves on

added to the website on Apr 18, 2015

The founder of Europe’s first dedicated surfing museum is moving on to focus on new projects. Peter Robinson, who lives in Braunton where the Museum of British Surfing is based, established the registered charity in 2009. The award-winning visitor attraction first opened its doors to the public in April 2012 with funding from Leader 4 ……»


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News: 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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News: 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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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 ……»


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News: 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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News: 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 ……»


2014 surf heritage raffle

News: 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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News: 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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News: 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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News: 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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News: 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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News: 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 ……»


2014 surf heritage charity raffle

News: 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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News: Surf swap meet success!

added to the website on Sep 24, 2014

The third annual Surf Swap Meet at the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton was the most successful yet, as people travelled from as far away as Kent, West Cornwall, Plymouth and many points between to be there. More than 100 vintage British surfboards were on display dating back as far as the 1930s, and ……»


Big Wednesdays charity surf film nights

News: Big Wednesdays – charity film premieres this Autumn & Winter

added to the website on Sep 18, 2014

Join us for Big Wednesdays – a series of monthly surf film premieres this winter here in North Devon this Autumn & Winter! Once again we’re teaming up with The Thatch pub in Croyde & their legendary movie room, with the big screen & pumping sound system provided by Chris Burrows from the world famous ……»


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News: Surfing museum volunteers’ celebration party

added to the website on Sep 11, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing held its annual volunteers celebration party, thanking them for giving the Braunton-based charity more than 1,000 hours of their time over the last year. Pub landlord & landlady Bryan & Carol Godwin generously donated a meal for the whole team and their partners at The Black Horse in Church Street, ……»


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News: August Bank Holiday at the Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on Aug 21, 2014

If you’re visiting the West Country this August Bank Holiday weekend, there’s always lots for all the family to see and do at the Museum of British Surfing at Braunton in North Devon. Our new exhibition for 2014 is in full swing – ‘The First Wave’ is all about British surfing pioneers telling you their ……»


New Braunton Skate Bowl planned by surfing museum

News: Braunton Skate Bowl redevelopment plan launched

added to the website on Aug 12, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing has unveiled plans to redevelop Braunton Skate Bowl & transform it into a top class facility. The ambitious project was given provisional approval by landlords Braunton Parish Council at a meeting last night – the next stage is to apply for formal planning permission and to find grants & other ……»


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News: Veteran surfer donates her original surfboards

added to the website on Aug 09, 2014

Pamela Gott caught her first wave at Saunton in North Devon as a young woman in 1945, now 69 years later she has donated her original wooden surfboards to the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton. She came to visit our acclaimed 2014 exhibition about British surfing pioneers – ‘The First Wave‘. Pamela’s boards are ……»