Surf history exhibtion for Thurso WQS comp
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 March, 2009 : - - Surfing pros competing in the 6 star WQS O'Neill Cold Water Classic at Thurso will be getting a history lesson this April. 'An art history of British surfing' opens at Caithness Horizons in the Old Town Hall on April 28th and runs through to July 26th 2009.
"We're delighted that the visiting pros will get a chance to learn about British surfing history," said Pete Robinson, director of organisers The Surfing Museum. "It's great to be able to coincide with one of the best competitions of the year, in one of the most beautiful and wave-rich parts of Britain."
The exhibition traces art in British surfing dating back to the earliest sketches by Captain James Cook's crew more than 200 years ago, right through to the present day. Visitors can expect to see some spectacular vintage British surfboards decorated with period art, alongside memorabilia, pictures and surfing films.
Among the surfboards on display will be one bought for The Surfing Museum by public donations - it's a one-off eco surfboard from the SAS 'drawing boards' campaign featuring a design by respected British artist Conrad Shawcross.
The exhibition is open 7 days a week and is free - for further information log onto thesurfingmuseum.org.uk
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