Vintage Surf Meet in North Devon to host legendary Californian
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 August, 2012 : - - The legendary Californian shaper Bing Copeland will be the special guest at the Vintage Surf Meet at the Museum of British Surfing on Sunday September 16th 2012. Collectors from all over the UK will be displaying their best vintage surfboards, plus it is an opportunity to buy, sell and swap.
The event is the first of its kind in North Devon and is being run by the museum along with Al Lindsay who runs the vintage surfboards UK website. It runs from 11am to 3pm on Sunday September 16th 2012 and will feature live music from the wonderful Matthew P, there will be food on site and hopefully a few classic cars to drool over!
If you would like to exhibit it is free, but you need to register by emailing; email@example.com – exhibitors will each get a free ticket to the Museum of British Surfing & a discount on event limited edition souvenirs (t-shirts, mugs, posters) that will be on sale on the day. If you’re exhibiting please note that the car park is separate to the display site, and is a concrete surface – you’ll need to bring stands or matting for your surfboards.
If you’re visiting, the Vintage Surf Meet there will be a special one-off entry price to the Museum of British Surfing of £2.50 per person (children under 3 free). The museum will be open from 10am to 4pm. Parking is available in the main Caen Street car park in Braunton where the museum is based, and is free all day on Sundays.
This is a rare chance to see beautiful surfboards that are tucked away in private collections, and the two previous events run by Al in Newquay have proved a huge hit – with legendary surfers and shapers – and more 100 beautiful surfboards dating back around 100 years! Bring a Bing, and have the man himself check it out…
Please note – this is an outdoor event, so keep an eye on the weather, pray for sun, pray for clean surf and dress appropriately for the British weather! If the weather is horrendous we have a couple of indoor spaces next to the museum that we can try to squeeze into, so hopefully it will go ahead whatever mother nature chucks our way.
Source: Museum of British Surfing
Tags: British Surfing, Museum of British Surfing, Bing Copeland, Vintage Surf Meet