Saturday, 17 December 2011

Surfari to Newquay, 1929

Earliest known film of surfing in UK discovered - video

Grainy film captures the moment when Lewis Rosenberg attempts stand-up surfing for the first time in Britain. The video was taken in 1929 and records the travels of three friends who caught the train from London to Newquay in Cornwall after Rosenberg saw film from Australia and carved a home-made board from balsa wood.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome.Looks like Holywell to me,not far from Newquay but with those heavy boards-wow.Cheers for that.