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In two days the first Museum dedicated to British surf history opens its doors in Braunton, North Devon. The area has been welcoming surfers since the early 1900s, once the 60s hit its beaches became a hub for wave chasers and the area has been associated with the sport ever since. The museum itself was a labour of love for former news reporter Peter Robinson, after 15 years of research and much fundraising The Museum of British Surfing finally came into being. Charting back the first mention of surfing to 1779 in Captain James Cooks journals; books, photographs, early wooden boards, memorabilia, 1930s swimwear…the museum brings together some fascinating pieces illustrating surfs popularity on UK waters. Local activewear company Finisterre paid a visit, take a look through their sneak preview in our gallery.

Museum of British Surfing: The Yard, Caen Street, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 1AA

More looks from inside the museum on the following page…

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