Surf club founder Terry Veitch – a Croyde original

One of the founders of Croyde Surf Club Terry Veitch visited the Museum of British Surfing with longboard maestro Eric Davies this week to check out the original club t-shirt that he & his wife Liz donated.

It is part of our display on local surfing history & environment, part funded by North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty & supported by Surfers Against Sewage.

Terrry’s shirt is the first made for the club when it was founded in 1979, and features a design based on a photo of fellow founding member Pete Oram.

Our North Devon surfing display tells the story of when people first started riding waves in the area in the early 1900s, why it became a hub for the fledgling surfing industry in the ’60s and what steps we can take to help protect our special coastline & marine environment. It includes the popular ‘feely box’ interactive, where you put your hand into tubes in a ‘celebrity jungle’ style challenge to find out what should and shouldn’t be on our beaches.

The photo shows Terry Veitch (left) and Eric Davies (right).