Brighton is more famed for jellied eels and rebellious youth cultures than it is for it's inconsistent surf. Nevertheless, a thriving community of passionate andshow more committed surfers has emerged from it's embryonic stages in the mid 60s, when a small group of Brighton locals first paddled out against a backdrop of warring mods and rockers.
Just as surf culture had made its way across the Altantic in the early 60s so too did 'sidewalk surfing' in the mid to late 70s. Naturally the local surf crews quickly developed a synergy with skateboarding as it helped to get them through the flat spells. At the heart of this scene was and still is Brighton legend Jock Paterson a top-surfer, champion skateboarder and now a leading figure in British Stand Up Paddle Boarding (http://www.tribalwave.org).
Images courtesy of; Robert Vente (http://www.ventephoto.com)
Archive courtesy of;
Three S Films (http://www.threesfilms.com)
Richard Gayer, James Street Productions -- Hot Wheels n Big Deals
Music; The Lurkers -- Ain't Got A Clue
Ford S-MAX presents The Endless Winter - A Very British Surf Movie
In just half a century the British surf scene has evolved from a cult to a thriving industry that boasts world-class waves, champion surfers and a 300,000 strong surfing community.
Mark 'Egor' Harris and Mitch Corbett will travel the length of the country discovering how this iconic surf scene was born, as well as stopping and surfing at significant breaks along the way. On their journey they'll meet key characters from the history of British surfing as well as current crews that epitomise each region's unique surfing culture.
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