In the 1970s North Devon became a hotbed for surfboard design and surfing innovation. Alongside homegrown talent like Tiki & Second Skin, a group of young Australians settled in the area bringing with them new ideas and the latest designs.
Among them was Kevin Cross, shaper of Creamed Honey surfboards, who visited the Museum of British Surfing today to share his memories of this radical and creative era.
Kevin is pictured here standing beneath a board he shaped around 1974 – it’s a single fin, swallow tail ‘stinger’ design with stunning resin tints and lightning bolt pin lines on the deck – he remembered shaping the board in Braunton using foam blown by the guys down the road at Tiki.
Stay tuned for an interview we filmed with this living legend of British and Australian surfing, we’ll be posting it here on our website soon.