Original T-Shirt from First Surf Competitions Held at Fistral Beach

As we piece together the history of British surfing it’s always great when we can put together a full story illustrating the events from back in the days.

We currently have on display in the museum an original competitor t-shirt from one of the first surf competitions held at Fistral Beach, Newquay in 1967. It was sponsored by cigarette maker Gold Leaf and the winner was Rod Sumpter. In our archives, we have some great memorabilia and newspaper cuttings from the event, and the quote of the day goes to the headline from the Sunday Times:

“On the waves in Cornwall, it was the frilly-dilly tricks that counted”.

Call into the Museum of British Surfing and learn more about the rich history and culture of British surfing.

We are open 11am to 3pm Tuesday to Sunday.