Bude

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Timeline

Ian Hill

Ian Hill was one of the first people to surf using a Malibu board in Northern Ireland. He was a pioneer of surfing in the country and went on to start one of the first surf shops in his area. His son is Andy Hill.

Gerald Simmons

Gerald Simmons was one of the first Surf Life Savers in Britain when he passed his bronze medallion in 1955. A member of St Agnes Surf Life Saving Club he rode a British made hollow wooden surfboard in the late 1950s.

Reubyn Ash

Professional Surfer Reubyn Ash has been surfing since he was 3 and has won numerous British and European titles. Based in Bude, he was taught to surf by his father, Pete Ash.

Reubyn Ash

Professional Surfer Reubyn Ash has been surfing since he was 3 and has won numerous British and European titles. Based in Bude, he was taught to surf by his father, Pete Ash.

Reubyn Ash

Professional Surfer Reubyn Ash has been surfing since he was 3 and has won numerous British and European titles. Based in Bude, he was taught to surf by his father, Pete Ash.

Pete Ash

Pete Ash moved to Cornwall in the late 1960s aged 12. He got into surfing through his father who had been posted to Australia during the war and brought boards and surfing ideas back to postwar Britain.

Pete Ash

Pete Ash moved to Cornwall in the late 1960s aged 12. He got into surfing through his father who had been posted to Australia during the war and brought boards and surfing ideas back to postwar Britain.