British Paddle Surf History

Through my contacts and by studying for my book, I came across many old publications, magazines and news letters.

To stop them disappearing through depths of time, I am going to try to scan them all, and have them available, free of charge, for anyone to have access to.

I you see a publication that I have published, and you feel I don’t have the authority to post, please let me know and I will take it down straight away.

This will take many months to complete, and I hope to continually add to it, so keep looking.

enjoy!

Films:

Oliver Cock was the pioneer of our sport.

Here is a link to some videos he made over the years

https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/regions/yorkshire/inheritance/oliver-cock-collection/

In Particular, Polzeath Rum, from 1952, probably the first ever Surf Kayak film.

https://youtu.be/9yvJ636FMPw

Magazines:

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This is a one off booklet / Magazine from 1976. This was part to the ‘Canoesport Series’ published by Canoeing Press.

 

IMG_0174The British publication ‘BeachBreak’ was a magazine published in the 1970’s initially buy a small group of enthusiasts headed up by Vyv Cox.

When I obtained permission to publish these on my website, he gave me this forward:

Here’s a bit of background.

 I had a couple of friends who worked in the reports section of my employer. Reports were all published using offset litho and printed in-house. They agreed to take photographs of text and images and make up the plates but the printing had to be done outside. One lunchtime we toured print shops in Ellesmere Port asking only one question: are you union or non-union? On the third attempt we found a non-union man and he agreed to take the plates and print 500 copies. For about the first 8-10 issues I would collect the sheets in packets and take them home for collating. We engaged the Treuddyn (village where I live) Ladies Sewing Circle to collate and staple them on our dining room table for coffee and biscuits and a small donation. Jill and I then enveloped them all, printed the address labels, stuck the stamps on and posted them in the village PO. 

After about eight issues the printer collated them and finally he put them in envelopes and sent them out but by that time I had discovered catamaran sailing and decided to move on.

Vyv

Beachbreak 1

Beachbreak 4

Beachbreak 6

Beachbreak 7

Beachbreak 8

Beachbreak 11

beachbreak-13

This is one of the first Rules books that came out after an accident on Croyde beach. I am not sure of the date.

BCU Code of conduct

Then in 1982, the next version of the rules

1982 rule book

An Advert I found in an old book

Surf kayak advert

 

 

 

 

 

This it an advert for the 1986 world surf ski championship in Hawaii