The British Surfing Association (BSA), founded in 1966 to promote surfing and represent the interests of all surfers in Great Britain and the Channel Islands, marks its 40th anniversary this year. To celebrate this fantastic achievement, VANS, who is also celebrating its 40th anniversary, and the BSA have put together a photographic exhibition, which captures the soul of British surfing over the past 40 years through 40 iconic photographs.
In its first ever gallery, the BSA in association with VANS, has drawn on the talents of surf and photography legends including Alex Williams and Doug Wilson to ensure an exhibition of unique and inspiring images that capture the imagination and record an iconic moment in the rich and diverse British surf culture from 1966 – 2006.
The gallery opened to the public on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September and proved to be a great success. The gallery was displayed in the Thomas Neals Centre, in the heart of Seven Dials, Covent Garden, which is London’s best one-stop-shop for street, surf and skate inspired clothing.
If you didn’t get chance to catch the gallery in London, it’s now heading down to the UK’s surf capital, Cornwall, where it will be on display for a month. The gallery will be on show at the Old Sunday School, St Ives, TR26 1RP, from Wednesday 11th October to Sunday 3rd November, Wednesday-Sunday from 10am-4pm.
All 40 images will be auctioned off using a silent bid process throughout both events, with money raised going towards supporting the GB surf team.
Further information about the BSA can be found on the BSA website at www.britsurf.co.uk
For more info on Vans 40th Anniversary check out www.vans40.com