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The Cribbar '66; the birth of British big wave riding.
In September 1966 four visiting Australian and American lifeguards paddled into the biggest waves that had ever been surfed on British shores; changing the way that British surfers looked at their waves.
A young grom called Roger Mansfield was amongst the crowd that were watching from the headland, along with surf photographer Doug Wilson.
Images; Courtesy of Doug Wilson
Music; Cream, Eric Clapton - White Room from Wheels of Fire
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.
Produced by Level Films
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