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Plans to open new surfing museum

Surfer at Croyde
North Devon has a number of popular surfing beaches

Plans for Britain's first permanent surfing museum in north Devon have been revealed.

The British Surfing Museum was established in 2003 as a touring exhibition.

But now organiser Peter Robinson wants to find a long-term home for his collection of over 150 British surfboards, some over 100 years old.

North Devon boasts a number of popular surfing resorts, including Woolacombe, Croyde and Westward Ho!

Mr Robinson said: "It's a celebration of British surfing history, something that was a passion of mine for many years.

"It's been a desire since day one to have somewhere to put this amazing collection.

"We've got between 150-180 original British surfboards... plus all of the memorabilia that goes with that."

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