Students and lecturers from Cornwall College in Newquay enjoyed a visit to the Museum of British Surfing yesterday as part of their Surf Science foundation degree.
23 students and lecturers spent two hours touring the museum and checking out its current exhibition The First Wave, which is about British surfing pioneers. They also had a talk from Museum of British Surfing founder Peter Robinson about how and why the surf museum charity was set-up, and about the development of UK surfing from the days of Captain Cook in the late 1700s through to big wave surfer Andrew Cotton today. They followed up with a question and answer session before heading off to check out the local surf shops and beaches.
The surf science course is aimed at people wanting to get work in the surfing industry or related environmental fields. It enables students to experience designing & building their own surfboard, take surf coaching awards, develop health & fitness regimes – and get valuable work experience.
Peter explained to the group that there are work experience and volunteering opportunities at the museum.