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 ……»

A royal surfer, the future King Edward VIII surfing in 1920

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 ……»