Joanne Bennett Ellie Miller surf heritage raffle

Happy New Year for raffle prize winner!

added to the website on Jan 09, 2015

It could hardly be a better start to 2015 for Joanne Bennett from Cornwall, who travelled up to the Museum of British Surfing in Braunton to collect the £1,000 longboard she won as first prize in our first ever annual surf heritage raffle!

Joanne runs Slynk Wetsuits and is a keen longboarder, so we know the one-off handmade Miller Surfboards log is going to a good home. The board was generously donated by shaper Ellie Miller from Saunton, with materials kindly donated by Homeblown, Seabase and Classic Surf Supplies.

The 9′ 4″ board was created in volan, with coloured fabric and resin panels in Museum of British Surfing colours and featuring our logo on the bottom.

“I’m stoked!” said winner Joanne, “I never win anything and to scoop a prize like this is just amazing. I have admired Ellie’s work from afar so it was great to meet her and chat about the design – I can’t wait to ride it.”

Shaper Ellie said: “I’m really proud to have been able to support the Museum of British Surfing in this way – everyone should get behind this little charity that has made such a big impact on UK surfing culture and heritage. I couldn’t be more pleased that Joanne won this lovely board, I’m sure she’ll have some great slides on it!”

The raffle raised more than £1,600 for the surfing museum charity, to support its work in UK surf heritage – a huge THANK YOU to everyone that bought tickets. We’d also like to thank our wonderful prize partners for their generous donations for the 2014 raffle. A full list of prize winners can be seen here.

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