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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: 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: 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: First wave of surfers drop-in on pioneers exhibition

added to the website on Jul 01, 2014

North Devon’s first wave of 1960s surfers were reunited at the Museum of British Surfing on Sunday. The photo shows (left to right) Paul Latham, Peter Sandy and Alan Kift who were among the first to ride the ‘new’ fibreglass surfboards on the area’s beaches in the early 1960s; 50 years later they met to ……»


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News: Women’s surfing pioneer Gwyn Haslock in new advert

added to the website on Jun 16, 2014

Gwyn Haslock, poster girl for our current exhibition ‘The First Wave – British surfing pioneers’ is featured in a new advert for the car manufacturer Land Rover shot by award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald. The 70-year-old from Newquay caught her first wave 60 years ago and still surfs as many days as possible. The production company ……»


British surfing pioneers 1890 2015

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 ……»


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: Legendary shaper’s family visit surfing pioneers exhibition

added to the website on Apr 11, 2014

A group of special visitors from Australian dropped-in at the Museum of British Surfing today to see our new UK surfing pioneers exhibition ‘The First Wave’ – and got a big surprise! Nicola & Sofala Hall are the daughter & granddaughter of the legendary shaper John Hall who lived and worked in North Devon in ……»


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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 ……»


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News: The First Wave exhibition – new from April 5th 2014

added to the website on Mar 19, 2014

The Museum of British Surfing re-opens after its annual winter refit on Saturday April 5th 2014, with its third major new exhibition ‘The First Wave – surfers & their stories‘. This exciting new display has touch-screen units so that you can find out about British surfing history from those who were there, including interviews with ……»


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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: 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 ……»


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News: Happy New Year!

added to the website on Dec 31, 2013

The Museum of British Surfing sends its best wishes for a very Happy New Year to all of its visitors & volunteers! Together you have helped make it a roaring success as we head into 2014, our third ‘season’, thank you. With 12,000 visitors through the doors since we opened in 2012, 6,500 following us ……»


News: Surfing Tribe author Roger Mansfield visits Sixties SURFER!

added to the website on Apr 18, 2013

Author, historian, lecturer and 1960s surfing legend Roger Mansfield from Newquay dropped in to see our new exhibition Sixties SURFER! He met museum founder Peter Robinson, chairman of trustees Kevin Cook and volunteer Andy Webb (see main photo) – and shared some interesting insights and stories on many of the boards & other items on ……»


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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 ……»