Stuart Matthews

Brought up on Merseyside¬†Stuart Matthews‘ first surf was on a scout trip to Jersey in 1964. He surfed the Kent coast whilst at uni and in 1973 became the National Coach for the British Surf Association. He is known for surfing tidal bores and continues to surf despite having a prosthetic leg.

Interview: Tony Cope 14/09/12 Ref: AV4025

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Surf spots

Themes

Timeline

Not just Newquay

Severn Bore

Surfing ship’s wakes

Surfing with a prosthetic

Surfing in trainers

Surfing sandbanks

SAAB 900

Getting into surfing