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Vintage surf meet a hit

07:30 18 September 2012

Alan Kift, Tony Cope, Bing Copeland, Alan Brooks and Bob Powers, with one of Bob

Alan Kift, Tony Cope, Bing Copeland, Alan Brooks and Bob Powers, with one of Bob's early shapes from the 1960s.

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The event at the Museum of British Surfing attracted more than 100 visitors from all over the country.

HUNDREDS of people turned out in Braunton on Sunday to enjoy the first Vintage Surf Meet at the Museum of British Surfing.

The star attraction of the event was legendary Californian surfboard shaper from 1950s and 1960s, Bing Copeland.

Peter Robinson, founder and director of the museum, said: “The evening before Bing attended a charity film night at Croyde Village Hall which raised more than £1,000 for Surfers Against Sewage and the surfing museum.

“The Museum of British Surfing is currently appealing for donations 1960s surfboards, wetsuits and other memorabilia for its main exhibition next year.”

Anyone who can contribute any items to the exhibition can contact the museum by calling 01271 815155, emailing contact@museumofbritishsurfing.org.uk or visiting the museum in Caen Street car park from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

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