There is some evidence gathered by the Museum of British Surfing of stand up surfing in Britain before 1930. Bellyboarding and wave riding were enjoyed by many.
The Pioneers – when individuals went alone into the unknown with homemade surfboards.
The birth of a lifestyle. The early 60s saw the beginnings of a surf culture in Britain.
Money begins to enter the world of surfing and the surfing equipment and fashion industries evolve.
Professional surfing and international industry sell surfing to the world; the UK is connected to a worldwide commercial surf culture
British society recognises surfing as a mainstream sport. Web cams and surfing websites mean that more people can access surf culture. UK surfers take the new frontier of big wave riding to a global stage.