Bill Bailey surfboard and Hilder family

News: Surf history stokes the generations

added to the website on Jul 29, 2014

The son & grandchildren of a man who donated a rare 1960s surfboard to the Museum of British Surfing had a surprising reunion with it yesterday afternoon. Jonathan Hilder used to ride the board as a kid in the 1970s, but didn’t recognise his dad Frank’s ‘Bill Bailey Malibu Surf-Board’ as it used to be ……»

surfers donate vintage surfboard

News: Surfers reunited with their first surfboard!

added to the website on Jun 26, 2014

Two surfers were reunited with their first surfboard today, that they had donated to the Museum of British Surfing’s collection. The rare board shaped by John Taylor in Bristol in the late 1960s is on display in the current exhibition about British surfing pioneers called ‘The First Wave’. It is one of only three currently ……»

Bill Bailey surfboard restored

News: Donor delighted with conservation of his rare surfboard

added to the website on Jun 13, 2014

The owner of a rare Bill Bailey surfboard that he donated to the Museum of British Surfing was stunned to see the conservation work carried out by volunteers to reveal its original condition. The ‘Malibu’ board is the only one of its type known to survive, and is on display in the current British surfing ……»

visit surfing pioneers exhibition

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 ……»

simon anderson thruster

News: Stoke flows as Simon Anderson thrills visitors

added to the website on Sep 16, 2013

There was an amazing atmosphere as surfers of all ages gathered to welcome Australian surfboard innovator Simon Anderson at the Museum of British Surfing yesterday. Anderson is one of the most influential surfer-shapers in the history of surfing. When he developed his three-fin ‘Thruster’ design over 1980 & ’81 he changed the face of surfing ……»

storage hoarders

News: Surfing museum to feature on new ITV1 series

added to the website on Aug 07, 2013

A crew from the ITV1 programme ‘Storage Hoarders’ (Twofour Productions) spent four hours filming at the Museum of British Surfing today for a new daytime series. It is hosted by Aggie MacKenzie, famous for presenting ‘How Clean Is Your House’, and the six week run starts on Monday August 12th at 2pm. The programmes looks ……»

Early British malibu

News: Visitor donates rare 1960s Bill Bailey surfboard

added to the website on Jun 22, 2013

One of the earliest fibreglass surfboards shaped by a Brit in the 1960s has been donated by a visitor to the Sixties SURFER! exhibition at the Museum of British Surfing. The decal reads ‘Custom Bailey Malibu SURF-BOARDS NEWQUAY’, showing it is one of the boards made between c1962 & ’64 by the man described by ……»

Antiques Road Trip

News: Museum of British Surfing on BBC antiques programme

added to the website on Oct 08, 2012

The Museum of British Surfing has been filmed for the popular BBC2 TV programme Antiques Road Trip – it will be shown today, October 8th 2012 at 5.15pm on both BBC2 and BBC HD. Presenter Charles Hanson and the crew visited the museum earlier in the year to film their report. The programme feature Charles ……»


News: Surfing legends, classic surfboards at Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on Sep 17, 2012

Hundreds of people from across the UK enjoyed the first Vintage Surf Meet at the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton on Sunday. Star attraction was the visit of legendary Californian shaper from the 1950s & 60s, Bing Copeland, pictured here with a line-up of local North Devon surfing pioneers. The evening before Bing attended ……»

A private view

News: A private view

added to the website on Oct 09, 2010

We’re working flat out at the moment putting together the design & build contracts for our new exhibition & event space at The Yard in Braunton, finalising all the legal stuff and getting stuck in to some serious fundraising to add to our existing Leader 4 grant. So while we’re bashing away at the laptop ……»