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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: 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 ……»


News: UK Vintage Surf Meet draws crowds

added to the website on Sep 13, 2013

Hundreds of people descended on Braunton for the second annual Vintage Surf Meet on September 1st. The charity event attracted surfers from across the country who came to display their old surfboards outside the Museum of British Surfing and enjoy the Sixties SURFER! exhibition that’s running through until the end of the year. Most of ……»


News: Dads go free on Father’s Day!

added to the website on Jun 08, 2013

Give your dad a treat this Father’s Day and bring him along to the Museum of British Surfing – free when accompanied by children – cowabunga! Yes, on Sunday June 16th 2013 all fathers, grandfathers, even great grandfathers can come in for nothing so long as they have ‘the kids’ with them. Normal admission charges ……»


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News: Your surfing museum needs you!

added to the website on May 17, 2013

The Museum of British Surfing has launched a new appeal today for people to join its volunteer team, and to donate old surf equipment to help expand the charity’s collection – see the full poster below. The ‘your surfing museum needs you’ campaign is based on the famous World War I poster featuring Lord Kitchener, ……»


News: Sixties surfer donates his first surfboard

added to the website on May 05, 2013

A visit to the new exhibition Sixties SURFER! prompted Braunton based surfer and photographer James Davis to track down and donate his first surfboard to the Museum of British Surfing. He had the 7′ 8″ single-fin custom shaped by John Taylor in Bristol in the late Sixties at the start of the ‘shortboard revolution’. Taylor ……»


News: Photographer finds surf shop photo he took 44 years ago!

added to the website on May 04, 2013

Renowned photographer Paul Harris stepped into the Museum of British Surfing today, and the first thing he saw was a photo he took back in 1969! Paul composed the picture of the new Tiki Surf Shop for an advert, when it first started out in South Street, Braunton. It features founders Tim Heyland and Dave ……»


News: May Bank Holiday at the Museum of British Surfing

added to the website on May 03, 2013

If you’re out and about in North Devon for the May Bank Holiday this weekend there are lots of things to see & do at the new Museum of British Surfing in the centre of Braunton. Our latest surf heritage exhibition Sixties SURFER! is proving to be a massive hit, with the biggest collection of ……»


News: Lawrence Wright and his 1968 surfboard

added to the website on Apr 20, 2013

In 1968 Lawrence Wright and his brother Tony made two surfboards at their home in Kent – 45 years later Lawrence was reunited with his board at the new Sixties SURFER! exhibition now showing at the Museum of British Surfing. Lawrence and his wife Karen now run Middle Campscott Farm at Lee in North Devon ……»


News: Reunions galore at museum’s special locals day!

added to the website on Apr 19, 2013

The new Sixties SURFER! exhibition at the Museum of British Surfing attracted surfing legends from the 1960s & 70s, and turned into an impromptu reunion for many who hadn’t seen each other in decades. Among the 150 people who took advantage of our first ‘locals go free’ day of 2013 was multiple women’s surfing champion ……»


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 ……»