To celebrate it’s 40th year anniversary, the British Surf Association (BSA) is translating the power and magic of the ocean to canvas in a gallery, which captures the soul of British surfing over the past 40 years through 40 iconic photographs. Photography plays a crucial role in surfing, with the most memorable images being the ones that capture the raw moments, showcasing why we love the sport so much.
In its first ever gallery exhibition, sponsored by VANS, the BSA has drawn on the talents of surf and photography legends including Alex Williams and Paul Gill 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 will open exclusively to the general public on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September. To complement the magnificent images on show, the gallery will be displayed in the Thomas Neals Centre, in the heart of Seven Dials, Covent Garden, which is possibly London’s best one-stop-shop for street, surf and skate inspired clothing.
The gallery will then go on display at the BSA’s official 40th birthday party in Newquay on the 30th September where specially invited guests will celebrate their contributions to the BSA. 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.