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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: Happy New Year for raffle prize winner!

added to the website on Jan 09, 2015

It could hardly be a better start to 2015 for Joanne Bennett from Cornwall, who travelled up to the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton to collect the £1,000 longboard she won as first prize in our first ever annual surf heritage raffle! Joanne runs Slynk Wetsuits and is a keen longboarder, so we know ……»


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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: 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 ……»


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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 ……»


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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 ……»


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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 ……»


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News: Cultural heritage apprentice vacancy at the surfing museum

added to the website on Jul 19, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing is creating a fantastic opportunity for young people interested in working in the museums & heritage sector with a new apprenticeship post. This new position will give real hands-on experience and an industry recognised qualification to the successful applicant, working towards a Cultural and Heritage Venue Operations Apprenticeship with our ……»


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News: Book surfing lessons in North Devon & get surf museum visit!

added to the website on Jul 09, 2014

If you’re learning to surf in North Devon, you can now combine your lesson with a visit to the Museum of British Surfing so that you can find out more about our rich culture and heritage, thanks to the team at Walking on Waves – and it will save you money! Simply click here & ……»


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News: Work starts to catalogue Museum of British Surfing collection

added to the website on Jul 02, 2014

Work has started to catalogue the Museum of British Surfing’s massive collection, as part of the programme to achieve Arts Council England accreditation. In the photo with this post, museum volunteer Pauline D’Rane can been seen completing the first ‘object entry form’ with founder Peter Robinson. The first item recorded is a surfboard shaped for ……»


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News: Get active at the Museum of British Surfing this summer!

added to the website on Jun 04, 2014

Get active at the Museum of British Surfing this summer & you stand the chance of winning a fab Ollypop Surf towel & DVD! Simply don some of our retro surf gear & have someone snap a pic of you popping-up in your best surf stance on our special surfboard mat, post it on the ……»


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News: British surfing pioneers; plus kids go free – Whitsun half term

added to the website on May 22, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing is open every day over the Whitsun school half term holiday, with great fun for all the family at the new British surfing pioneers exhibition –  ‘The First Wave – surfers & their stories‘. Plus kids aged 16 and under go free when accompanied by an adult! You can get ……»


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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: Union Jack wave logo on new surf museum shirts

added to the website on Apr 27, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing’s iconic Union Jack wave logo features for the first time on the new limited edition t-shirts now available to help support the charity’s work celebrating UK surf heritage – they are for sale in our web shop and you can buy them direct from our gift shop in Braunton. 50 ……»


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News: 10 years of British surfing history exhibitions

added to the website on Apr 06, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing in Braunton, North Devon is celebrating a decade of displaying its acclaimed surf heritage exhibitions in communities around the UK. In April 2004 the surfing museum unveiled its first display on Brighton beach, and now in 2014 has launched its new British surfing pioneers exhibition ‘The First Wave – surfers ……»