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Sean Collins (1952-2011)

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Surfari to Newquay, 1929

This grainy film captures the moment when Lewis Rosenberg attempted stand-up surfing for the first time in Britain. The video was taken in 1929 and records the travels of three friends who caught the train from London to Newquay in Cornwall after Rosenberg saw film from Australia and carved a home-made board from balsa wood:

You can read more about this here: http://www.museumofbritishsurfing.org.uk/2011/06/30/standing-proud/