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British surfing pioneers 1890 – 2015 get museum show

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 March, 2015 - Stories shared of Hawaiian princes surfing the chilly waters with their English guardians in 1890; British royals getting hooked on surfing in the 1920s; the pioneers of Cornwall, Devon & Jersey between the two World Wars rub shoulders with contemporary tales of the Viscount who became Britain’s first pro surfer in the 1970s and the current crop of world renowned big wave experts.

The Museum of British Surfing is celebrating 125 years since the first recorded surfing event took place in the UK with a celebration of UK surf culture.

Surfboards and other items on display have been selected to help tell the story of surfing in Britain, and you’ll find QR codes to many items on display so that you can discover even more information on your smartphone. There really is something for everyone from novice to expert, with our kids activities, games, films, interactives and more.

You can find the Museum of British Surfing in the Caen Street car park, Braunton, North Devon EX33 1AA.

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