Locals go free offer – November 2nd & 3rd

added to the website on Oct 19, 2013

As a special treat to end the school half term holiday this Autumn, we’re having a ‘Locals Go Free’ weekend at the Museum of British Surfing on November 2nd & 3rd 2013!

If you live in the EX31, EX32, EX33, EX34, EX35 and EX39 postcode areas, simply bring along current identification showing your name and full postal address. We’re open from 11am to 4pm, with suggested last visit at 3.30pm. If you’re taking advantage of this special ‘locals go free’ offer, we’d really appreciate it if you could support us by making a donation when you visit, or by doing some of your Christmas shopping in our charity gift shop – thank you!

It’s a chance to see our 2013 exhibition before it ends – Sixties SURFER! It looks at the decade when modern surfing culture first arrived on the UK’s beaches in the 1960s. Exactly 50 years after the Britain’s first surf shop opened its doors, it taps into the source of this new wave of surfers, and the enduring footsteps they left in the sand for generations of dedicated wave-riders to follow.

‘Sixties SURFER!’ is the biggest display of original British surfboards and memorabilia from the 1960s ever seen in the UK – including what’s believed to be Rod Sumpter’s iconic board ridden in the 1966 World Surfing Championships. The show samples the films, photography, music and fashions of this groundbreaking decade that changed the face of British surfing forever.

It has been made possible by support from businesses across Devon and Cornwall including 1960s wetsuit pioneer Gul, Wavelength surfing magazine, Finisterre clothing, Skinners Brewery, The Thatch pub, Marsdens Cottage Holidays, Parkin Estates and The Red Barn.

Alongside the new exhibition, there are sections on early UK surfing history, North Devon surfing and the environment, and fun children’s activities like the spotters trail and surfboard art competition!

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