A private view

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 and filling in forms we thought we’d take the opportunity to give you a quick look behind the scenes at just a small part of the Museum of British Surfing’s collection in storage (see the photo gallery below).

Our policy with surfboards is to try to find at least one example of each British shaper over the years, and we’re doing pretty well as there are now almost 200 boards dating back 100 years – we’re also looking for current shapers, so if you’d like one of your boards kept for future generations to enjoy please donate your best work!

Of course it’s not all about surfboards, hiding away in boxes and bags are thousands of print items, photos, film, old wax, leashes, fins, wetsuits, vintage beachwear… the list goes on, but we’re still looking for more.

If you’ve got some old surf kit you’d like to donate please get in touch.

Our plan when we open in the near future is to put on a special themed exhibition each year, which will launch in Devon then go off touring around the UK – this way we can keep showing different parts of the collection & explore new areas of British surf culture and heritage.

Expect a packed programme of events including music, film, art, beach days and more.

Don’t forget you can follow our progress on Facebook – and of course you can upload your own surfing history, stories and memories.

We’ll be adding to the British surfing history & museum collection sections of our website each week, so keep checking back for updates – and thanks for your continuing support.

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