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Gabe Davies donates tow board to UK museum

Gabe Davies © Museum of British Surfing



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Gabe also interviewed as part of oral history project

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 July, 2014 - Gabe Davies donated his big wave tow-in board to the Museum of British Surfing collection recently. He used the board to pioneer riding some of the biggest waves ever ridden off the coast of Ireland. The four times British champion was interviewed as part of ‘The First Wave’ oral history project which is now showing at the surfing museum in Braunton.

He visited with his wife Lauren, an acclaimed author and screenwriter & six month old son Bo Reef: “What a beautiful and thought provoking space,” said Lauren. “Such a fantastic selection of exhibits and stories!”

The Museum of British Surfing is now showing its third major new exhibition ‘The First Wave – surfers & their stories‘. This exciting display has touch-screen units so you can find out about British surfing history from those who were there, including interviews with people who were surfing here almost 100 years ago. A new eight minute film about UK surf heritage has been produced and is showing on a loop on a special screen.

You can see action & hear stories from famous British surfers like big wave experts Andrew Cotton and the late Viscount Ted Deerhurst who became the UK’s first professional surfer back in 1978. Surfboards and other items have been selected that help to tell the story of surfing in the UK, and for the first time we have added QR codes to items on display so you can find out even more information on your smartphone.


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